Up for Debate: Full time is the way to go

Class lectures, assignments, study for exams, reading the textbook for the next class. Now imagine trying to tie in the extra time and responsibilities it takes when you have job.

When your a full-time student it gives you the platform to give full attention and focus on your scholastic endeavors. As appose to having two major responsibilities as a part-time student with a job.

Full-time students are fully invested in their career goals. They have figured their path to success and want to get their in a timely fashion.
I’m pretty sure that part-time students don’t want to stay in the job that they’re working at. So essentially they hold their career goals on a lower pedestal than their part-time job.

Having a job while going to school makes students have to sacrifice time they could be studying, reading required text or writing papers. Sometimes even missing class because they pick up someones shift to make extra money for the week.

According to collegeboard.com, experts agree that students who work more than 15 to 20 hours per week often experience decreased school success, which can lead to dropping out entirely. If working will interfere with completing schoolwork, participating in extracurricular activities, spending time with family and friends or getting enough rest, it may not be a wise decision.

For students who qualify for financial aid, if you are not a full-time student you will not be disbursed the full amount of Pell Grant you qualify for.

According to completecollege.com, full-time students are far more likely to complete degrees. While many part-time students believe they can’t afford to attend full- time, comprehensive academic advising and financial aid and tuition policies can help encourage more full-time enrollment.

I understand that some students have to work because of their financial situations, but to those who have a choice on whether or not to work, they should consider if they have their priorities in order and how long they want to prolong their time in school. Also being a student is a job in itself, so think about the sacrifices your going to have to make in your personal/social life.

The bottom line is if you want to get out of college and get your dream job faster, then you can sacrifice a job that doesn’t make as much money as the career you aspire to work in, and isn’t an occupation you are as passionate about.