What’s going down for the college-bound? Well, if you are a matriculating college student, you’re probably already on campus. If you’re in the high school class of 2015, you’re probably working on your college application essay, right? Everyone else is preparing for a better academic year than the one that now lingers in our memory through a haze of BBQ smoke and sun block!
We see a litany of lists ranking the top colleges by any number of metrics. But how many critics have the courage to identify The 35 WORST Colleges In America PERIOD When You Consider Absolutely Everything That Matters? Here are the top (bottom) 10, but read the article for the full list and fine print:
And what can any high student work on right now for greater college readiness? Our wise friends at NextStepU suggest keeping your mind on your money. Here is just one money management skill to master before college:
Lesson 3: Know how much stuff costs
With the help of your parents or other adults, go out and see how much it would cost to live on your own right now. Ask around to see how much people spend on food, rent, Internet, and other expenses. Then, work backwards to figure out much you need to earn in order to pay for everything.
Considering how much college costs these days, we could all learn from this lesson!