Are you mulling over the idea of attending grad school? Perhaps you believe grad school will help expand your available job opportunities a couple years down the road. You’re certainly not alone, but there are some things you should take into consideration. You’ll likely be saddled with heavy student debt—to the tune of potentially $150,000. This type of debt can force major delays in life milestones, including home purchases, marriage and having children.
You should really do some soul searching and evaluate why you want to attend graduate school. Graduate degrees in law, science and medicine are necessary stepping stones. Personal enrichment is a valid reason to go to school, but you should understand that an advanced degree doesn’t necessarily guarantee a big paycheck.
Fortunately, there are some strategic action steps you can take to minimize the heavy costs associated with attending grad school. To learn about them, check out the full infographic below!