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Have you ever thought about going back to school? Maybe you dropped out because you began your family. Maybe it was lack of finances, and a desire to avoid debt.
Education has always been very important to me, but after I met Mark and we began our family, my priorities changed. Making sure Mark got a good education so he could provide for us and any kids we had was more important than my desire for a formal education. I knew I was going to be a stay at home mom, while letting Mark take the role of provider. My natural desire for education however was not going to be satisfied. So I began picking up less fiction and more educational books.
Then one day I heard of a local college offering online classes. I started looking into it, and hoping now that Mark was graduated and in a career I could once again go back to school. After figuring out the cost even if I could get some scholarships, we just couldn’t get back into so much school debt. We still had Mark’s student loans to pay off, and credit cards, and cars. Our family was growing, and we were looking to buy our first home.
Unfortunately, I just couldn’t justify the financial cost of going back to school. My thirst of knowledge would not be justified though, so I kept looking at my options. After our 3 rd Princess was born, I finally came across what is now known as MOOC’s – massive open online course. I was sold. You see MOOC’s for the most part are completely free, and you take them on your time. Finally I had an option to continue my education without putting more financial burden on my family. Although I don’t receive college credit, I do get to satiate my natural thirst for knowledge! It’s a win win for everyone.
For more information about MOOCs, please visit StudentAdvisor.com. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.