These days, a number of students drop out of high school and get their GED. The reasons vary drastically, but may include medical reasons, the need to work full-time before graduation, frequent moves, or small children that must be cared for during the day. Regardless of the reason that you dropped out of high school, a GED can help you qualify for a number of scholarships.
When you consider the consequences of this debt, coupled with the difficulty many students have in finding employment after graduation, the outlook for our college graduates is looking pretty bleak indeed. Some college loan terms are as lengthy as those of buying a home. Graduates used to have a reasonable expectation of landing a high-paying job in their desired career field right out of graduation. These days, many graduates are forced to take jobs out of their career field just to get income to begin paying back those high college loans.