If you’re looking to pay for college, there are still ways to pursue education without going into debt.
You’re probably familiar with traditional forms of financial aid. There’s FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), loans, grants, and scholarships. Many students need some sort of financial aid to stay out of debt while paying for school.
The cost of attending college has grown in the past 20 years. Today, the average cost of a 4-year public college is over $25,000 for in-state students. For out-of-state students, it can be over $40,000. Meanwhile, the average cost of a private school is over $50,000.
At the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center, one of the many benefits of employment is tuition reimbursement. Many current MDC corrections officers have taken advantage of this program. It helps provide employees with the skills they need to further their careers while they earn a paycheck. They also gain work experience and pay their college bills without piling up debt.
The costs add up to an often insurmountable total for someone who has to work and pay their bills while trying to further their education. Many of these people are among the 40% of college students who are adult learners over 25. There is a solution that can help pay for your education: Tuition Reimbursement.