Colleges, Clunkers, Cash, and Other Contingencies

I am writing this without being sure I’m allowed to write to you. I’m not technically a college student. I mean, I was; my family had an emergency and I have to take a year off and live at home. Maybe it’s going to be longer than a year – I don’t know. Having said that, I really want to finish my degree. I live about an hour from a college that I could transfer to, but my car is a piece of garbage. I bought it for summer job money, and it shows. The paint is flaking and all gritty. I’m pretty sure it’s out of alignment. It smells weird. With all this, I have no idea how much I will end up spending on repairs. I’d have to spend money on gas and oil in addition to fixing it.

How Brick-and-Mortar Colleges are Embracing Online Learning

The more I think about it, the more likely it seems that I’m going to get a graduate degree online. I’m graduating soon, but I don’t think I’m done with education for life. However, I also don’t believe I want to go back to classes on a college campus anytime soon. I’d like to spend a few years in the working world, and then fit an online education into my schedule.

However, my parents just don’t get it. They say that I’ll have trouble getting hired, unless I have the name of a “real” school on my diploma. What can I tell them to make them understand?