College can be expensive, but the most costly aspect is often not discussed. No, it’s not tuition. Not room and board. It’s not even books, though as someone currently in graduate school, I’ve found this can be a little a startling.
There are two kinds of people who go to college – those who have just finished earlier school, for example, high schoolers heading for an undergrad degree, or recent college graduates going for a graduate degree. And then there are people like me, who returned to college after a long break. Each of these types of people has options available to them, to go to college, or to wait, and go to work.