Not many think about looking into grants or asking for financial assistance. Even if they do, it isn't often "granted."
However, some students manage to make it to college, finding a way to pay it. How? Well, about a quarter of full-time students, under the age of 25, work at least 20 hours a week.
Even with their help, the average household income for these students is less than $40,000.
All of this might be the reason that over 600,000 college students won't graduate this year. If they do, they likely have an average of $25,000 in student debts to pay off and may receive likely no more than $400 per month in student loans. That makes getting started afterward really hard! Starting out your career in debt is no fun, but millions do it each year! Although, many refuse, and this is probably the reason why.
It looks like more woman are willing to do it than men because twice as many women are enrolling in college these days than men.
But this is just America, of course. There are over 20 countries around the world, like France, Germany, England, and Australia, which offer free tuition to citizens. Pack up, kids, we're getting schooled!