Treat Education as an Investment
The reality of a degree is that unless you’re independently wealthy, it needs to be an affordable investment for you. According to Sandy Baum, an economist who studies financial aid for the College Board, “The key is to align student debt with expected income upon graduation. That means future musicians, for example, would be wise to borrow less than, say, future engineers.” Experts suggest that you cap total student debt below the first year's expected salary. Southeast Tech offers the most affordable education in Sioux Falls and is one of South Dakota’s best values.