The college-planning process is jam-packed with important decisions for students and their families. There are so many aspects to address when preparing for and applying to college. There’s ACT and SAT test prep, deciding which schools to apply to, writing essays, filling out applications and financial-aid paperwork, and so on. It’s enough to make everyone’s head spin!
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Among the vital topics to consider when making the final decision is the school’s location. Here are some aspects—positive and negative—to think about. For the sake of simplicity, let’s say that the student, John, lives in Naples.
The school is really far away: It’s a long and expensive plane ride from Naples to a school in the Northeast or on the West Coast. John will tend to go home infrequently; he may be feel uncomfortable being so far away. Or, he may love declaring his independence and living in an environment that’s extremely different from Florida.
The school is an easy drive from home: A college John really likes is a mere 20-minute commute from home and John has his own car. Being a day student there would be a great choice if he (and his parents!) wants to save a substantial amount of money on room and board. A downside of not living on campus would be being unable to hang out with his fellow students at any time of day and night, thus not having the chance to get to know them as well as he might otherwise. Also, when John goes home at the end of his day, he might not feel as if he’s “really at college.”
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