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4 Reasons Why Mothers Shouldn’t Give up Their College Dreams

One of the best ways to improve your situation in life is to obtain a degree. Higher education expands your knowledge and makes you qualified for more jobs. Some people, however, feel that being a mother excludes them from this opportunity. There’s no reason to feel that way, especially with all of the options that exist today. Let’s look at the four biggest reasons that mothers don’t have to give up on their dreams to attend college.

A Degree Increases Your Earning Power

As a parent, you know that your living expenses will only increase over time. Without a degree, your employment options are limited. While it takes a certain sacrifice of time and money to attend college, in the long run it’s a decision that will help you find a better paying and more rewarding career. This will help you take better care of your child as well as find more personal fulfillment in life.

You Can Find an Online Program

If you can’t find the time to leave your child to attend classes in person, you can find an online degree program that lets you study where and when it’s convenient for you. There are now many thousands of reputable online degree programs. Whether you’re seeking a bachelor’s in any subject, an MBA or an online MSN program, it’s very likely that there’s an online program that will fit your needs.

You May be Eligible for Scholarship, Grants and Other Financial Aid

If you’re worried that you can’t afford college, you should take the time to research the many options. There are grants and scholarships based on need as well as on factors such as your location, ethnicity and what type of degree program you’re pursuing. There are many scholarships for women and single mothers.

Set a Good Example for Your Child

Parents are the earliest and most important role models for their kids. If you want your child to grow up placing a high value on achievement and education, one of the best ways to set a good example is to pursue your degree. Kids who see that their own parents value learning and education are more likely to follow this example and apply themselves in school.

With so many flexible choices for going back to school today, there’s no reason for mothers to give up on their dreams of getting a college degree. It’s just a matter of clarifying your goals and finding a program that fits your schedule and budget. Continuing your education is, in the long run, the best choice for both you and your child.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.

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