America’s community colleges are two-year public schools and are often not fully appreciated for what they do. Community colleges prepare Americans for work, by offering certificate programs and associate degrees that can lead to a whole range of jobs.
With a degree in hand you’re ready to take on the world. Trouble is, the world is not supplying the job you thought was waiting for you. Instead, your chosen field has dried up and the only job openings will come about when someone retires or new positions are created.
After spending thousands of dollars on tuition, fees, and books, college students may have little money left for other things. But there is an advantage to having limited funds: numerous retailers offer college students discounts, including deep price breaks, in a bid to win new business.
The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) provides health insurance options, but it does not include dental insurance. Trips to the dentist shouldn’t be suspended simply because you are in college, but it is a cost that many students simply cannot afford to bear.