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Mistakes students make in choosing private college
« 于: 六月 18, 2014, 07:33:36 下午 »
Mistakes students make in choosing private college
June 18, 2014

Skipping price comparisons
Did you know that there are sometimes different colleges offering the same degree/certification from the same partner university at different price points? Yup, you can actually get the same degree/diploma cheaper if you look around. The best way to find out is to do a price comparison. Once you’ve decided on the course of your choice – start scouting. Of course, colleges will justify their prices by saying they have awesome lecturers or more comprehensive notes but at the end of the day – you need to decide if some lecturer’s notes is worth an extra RM25,000 to you (yes, some courses can have price variations up to that high!). The choice is yours of course, but you won’t have one unless you look around.


Choosing the cheapest course
Sometimes, being too frugal can also be a problem. A course may be cheap because it is a simple certification or because it is not as accepted/recognised as some others. Make sure you know exactly what you are signing up for and that you are okay with what’s being offered and at what price.


Not factoring other costs

So you’ve found a great college that offers a good degree at a fantastic price. But it’s in another state. Sure, you’re saving a couple of thousand ringgit off the fee as compared to a college in your home state but having to move and live away from home may negate any cost saving. Take a real hard look at the money you are saving off the fees and calculate if it is worth spending extra on the commute or rental in a different town. Sometimes, a smaller town may not be so expensive and you may find that moving is a better deal. But you’ll only know this if you factor all the costs involved in your decision.
Take-out-loanNot asking about discounts/Partial scholarships/Deals
Just about to sign up at the college of your dreams? Hold up! Have you asked them about any discounts or partial scholarships? Some colleges offer rebates if you boast really good SPM results or there may be deals if you introduce a friend, etc. After all, running a private college is a business and they want to lure as many ‘customers’ as they can. You’ll never know unless you ask. Even if the answer is a resounding ‘no’; at least you won’t kick yourself later if there was a deal/discount you missed.



Signing up for college is like entering a brand new era. It’s exciting and a lot more fun than studying in secondary school. But if you aren’t lucky enough to score a place at a local university or gain a scholarship; you’d best look to save the most money you can!
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