Dealing With The Stress Of Out Of State Tuition Is Worth It
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Dealing With The Stress Of Out Of State Tuition Is Worth It

I chose to go out of state for college and it was totally worth it

Dealing With The Stress Of Out Of State Tuition Is Worth It
Megan Adair

Going through high school, I never was interested in any in-state colleges, I was dying to get out of Maryland and be in a new place. I wasn't sure where I wanted to go until I looked into the College of Charleston, it instantly became my number 1 school.

I have 4 siblings and out of 5 of us, 4 are in college right now- that's a lot of money being spent on our tuition. I'm the only one of my siblings to go out of state so my tuition is drastically higher, this put a lot of pressure on me to earn scholarships and do anything to lower the cost.

My freshmen year I was very happy at my school but I felt guilty at times over the cost of my tuition and I was always stressing over how much money my parents had to pay for me to be able to continue attending CofC. At the beginning of the second semester, I let the stress of it all get to me and I was thinking about transferring in state to save money on tuition. When I told my parents, they were so against this idea and I was shocked.

The main thing that stuck with me was when my dad told me that I am not going to get a better education elsewhere and Charleston is where I belong. I realized that transferring would be a horrible mistake.

At the end of my freshmen year, I can finally say with confidence that I truly belong in Charleston. No other school would give me the same opportunities that I need.

Going into my sophomore year, I'm going to try to stress less over the cost of tuition because I know that every penny spent is totally worth it. I try to help with my tuition in any way possible from paying for books to other small expenses.

College of Charleston is where I belong and is truly my second home. I can't wait to return in August and see what my sophomore year holds for me.

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