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The kids are going back to school…are you?

Is it time to go back to school?

In today’s world, education is everything. But what happens when you career is already in line, the kids need their parents and money is tight? This are all problems adult students face. Nobody said going back to school would be easy, but that is the thrill of challenging your life and better your education for yourself.

Unless you’ve won the lottery, money is an issue for almost everyone going back to school. Remember that scholarships aren’t just for young students. Many are available for older students, working moms and non-traditional students of all kinds. Search online for scholarships, including FAFSA (Federal Student Aid), ask your school what kind of financial aid they offer, and while you’re there, ask about work on campus if you’ve got a few extra hours available.

Commitment is difficult, especially when it comes to studying. Studying is difficult for students that are in elementary school to even the medical students. Learning how to set time aside for yourself is key. Every week, planning a study date will make it easy for you to balance work, family and a social life.

You might of partied the night away in undergrad, but its time to be responsible and learn that a good night’s sleep is important for your success. Keeping a normal sleeping routine in order should be one of the most valuable reasons for your success.

It will be easy to get through your classes if you have a great support system surrounding you. Positive people make a strong impact on your success. Whether it is a spouse, child or even your parents, who doesn’t love a little more encouragement or even a pat on the back for your effort.

School can be scary, but knowledge lasts forever.

About Karlee Cleary

Karlee was a marketing specialist for Maronda Homes. She has her M.B.A and MA in Mass Communications and Journalism from Point Park University in Pittsburgh PA. Although she has moved on from Maronda Homes to new adventures, her friendly nature and bright spirit will live on within the team.

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