My daughter wants to go to an expensive private university, which we just can’t afford. I feel that sending her to a Community College first and then having her transfer would be smarter and more affordable. What do you think?
Karla V., Parent, Cypress, CA
Community College may be a good route if all three of the following apply: the student’s grades are less than impressive, the student hasn’t narrowed down a career path and the family’s resources cannot fund a 4-year college education.
Besides lack of available classes and resources, one of the biggest issues with community college is that some credits may not be transferable to a four-year school delaying the graduation date by an additional 2 to 3 years, causing many students to lose their competitive edge.
With proper planning and student positioning, families can avoid most of these issues and send their child to a great four-year school they never dreamed they could afford.
If your family has a similar issue, email me or attend one of our free workshops to get more information.