Every time I tell people that I am going to college out of state, they wonder what influenced me to make that decision. Most people choose the safe decision of going to their local university. I think a lot of people are scared to go out of state or not sure how to make it work, but I wanted to offer my insight on going out of state. The main reasons that I choose to go out of state are because I wanted independence and I couldn't find my proper fit in Georgia. I knew that if I was only 2 hours away from home, I would come home too much and I would not be content and successful at my school. I also visited all the schools in Georgia that fit what I needed in a school and none of them felt right. Of course, they could work, but I knew they were not where I was supposed to be. I knew I needed a major push to be successful in college and really get the most out of the experience. I see how it can be difficult to want to make this jump, you're worried about not making friends or getting homesick but I think this is a valid concern no matter where you go to college. But I think going out of state to college allows you to really confront those fears. But I think most people's biggest fear while going out of state is the cost. I know that the cost can be tremendous, but the key is finding the right school. Some school's have much more funds to offer students for financial aid, those are the types of school's that you should be looking into out of state. Also, you have to be willing to put in the efforts to try and get scholarships. But most importantly you have to try. There are so many people that just ignore this idea and settle for the thing that is comfortable. If you take the risk and try hard I think going out of state to college can work for anyone!
What do you think about going to college out of state?
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