Los Angeles Times’ Ask Ed Q&A

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.

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2 Responses to Los Angeles Times’ Ask Ed Q&A

  1. Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You definitely know how to bring an issue to light and make it important. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

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