The idea of going back to school can be daunting, and that’s especially true for parents. Juggling work and the responsibilities that come with parenting is often hard enough without adding in the extra challenge of attending classes while working toward a degree.
But data shows that parents with more education are in a better position to provide financially for their families. They’re less likely to be unemployed and more likely to secure better paying jobs, increasing their earning potential significantly.
Additionally, children whose parents have degrees are more likely to obtain degrees themselves, setting themselves on the same path to success.
Interested in returning to school? Keep reading to see why MedQuest College is a great choice for student parents!
You’re Not Alone.
It may often feel like you’re the only parent facing the hurdles of raising a family and going back to school, but research shows that 22 percent of college students are parents. Nowhere is that more obvious than MedQuest, where more than half of our students are taking classes while raising a family.
That means the challenges you face will be something your peers can relate to. And with so many parents as students, MedQuest faculty and staff are well versed in dealing with the challenges you may encounter. They understand that sometimes a sick kid means you didn’t complete an assignment, and they’re willing to work with you to make sure you stay on track.
We Offer Accelerated Programs.
One reason you might be unsure about going back to school is because of the time commitment. Let’s face it, the thought of juggling classes and kids for four plus years while you work toward your degree is hardly appealing.
MedQuest offers accelerated programs to help you get the degree or certificate you need without spending what can feel like a lifetime in school. Students in our programs only take the classes they need, which means you won’t spend extra time taking Speech 101 when you really just need to focus on your medical assistant diploma.
We Help You Financially.
Parents are no stranger to finances, and the thought of adding in the cost of tuition on top of childcare, food and everything else you need to support a family may seem like too much.
At MedQuest, our financial aid representatives are ready to sit down with you to help make college affordable. They’ll help you fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, and apply to scholarships. And once you graduate, they’ll meet with you to make sure you know when and how to manage any loans.
Regardless of your financial situation, they are trained to help you figure out how to make your college dreams a reality.
Ready to Take the Leap?
There’s no denying that student parents face a unique set of challenges when going back to school, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take the leap! The rewards of receiving a diploma or certificate go far beyond just making more money, and MedQuest is ready to help you get started.
If you’re ready to take the next step with MedQuest College or have questions about any of our five programs, click to request additional information. You can also set up a campus tour and meet with representatives who are ready to help you figure out how you can take the next step toward your new career.