Finish what you started

Published 7:00 am Tuesday, December 6, 2016

College isn’t for everyone.

A number of people figure that out early in school. They’ve tired of the constant homework and attending classes. It’s true that college is expensive. Bank accounts will be constantly drained to pay for books, classes and necessary supplies. Even if you’re lucky enough to get a grant or scholarship, there is still some expense involved.

But for those who decide to earn a higher education, it can be a worthwhile endeavor, in the long run.

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First off, earning a college degree does not guarantee a better life, but it can be a major catalyst toward achieving that goal, if that is something you have your eye on.

The thing is, it takes a lot of work. And, at times, some people may start attending college courses, but decide to stop for any number of reasons.

For those of you that dipped your toe into the pool of college but decided it wasn’t for you, Gov. Phil Bryant wants you to give it another try.

His Complete 2 Complete program is expected to help convince those people to finish what they started.

It won’t be easy. Getting up on class days and then heading into work can be a chore, but you may actually enjoy attending college classes. I did. I can’t say the same for any class I took before receiving a high school diploma.

So for those of you that took enough courses to at least start, if not get close to earning a degree, consider going back. There are a number of programs out there to help with the initial costs. Pell grants can cover most of that expense if you qualify, and student loans are also a great way to pay for college.

And if you have been considering starting college, give it a try. We have an excellent college in Poplarville that can get you started.