Tips on how to afford college
I’d like to have a carrer in cyber and information security, but at the moment, I’m under a lot of pressure because it seems impossible to pay for school.
The only option I can see is to join the military.
But I’m not keen to do this, and not sure it is worth it.
Do you have any advice? Is it worth it to join, for example, Air Force, to then go to college?
you don’t neressarily need to enroll, you can just plan your education in advance. firstly, choose yourself a community college in your area and then before finishing your degree you can transfer to another school;
you’ll be able to work part-time or even take some classes during the summer if you have time
If you have the opportunity to be dual enrolled, and you graduate with A.A degree, there are lots of possibilities to reduce college fees.
Find yourself a part time job or start saving money now and you’ll be able to pay for your education
with the major in information and cyber security, there is a good chance you will work in the military sphere anyway after finishing tuition.
if you join the forces, and your work will be related to your studying, they will pay up to 85 percent of the tuition fee
Generally, you can apply for financial aid in March, if you want to start studying in fall.
It is usually in the form of either grant or schoolarship.
If you live in the US, I’d suggest trying to get into community college, it will save you money and after a couple of years, you can either transfer to a state college or join the employment programm that guarantees a good income.
They might well have some information security programms
Most people working in information security have an IT degree, so you can study at the community college for the first 3 years, and transfer for a final year to the state school.
If you work part-time during the tuition, you’ll finish the school without any debts
find a part-time job, start saving up, put money in a bank account and you’ll be able to put yourself through college
You can always work part-time for a local employer or some fast-food chain, it will pay for your education as long as you don’t choose the most expensive college