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             Your baby is nearly an adult now- there's no denying it. The time has come for growing up; the time has finally arrived to start college and begin a new life. Choosing a college means venturing into a new, unfamiliar world of immense possibilities. It is an exciting experience that stretches before parents and teens- or is it a world of unnerving unknowns? A parent's best gift to their high school student may be to provide gentle guidance and support during the search for a college match. That's why an ongoing discussion between you and your child is the most comfortable way to approach a college decision. Thought-provoking questions about options such as cost, convenience, and atmosphere are good places to start, especially when deciding between a two-year college and a four-year university. .
             Sometimes it is difficult to afford a college education for your children. However, it is not impossible. Attending a two-year college has always ranked cheaper compared to a four-year university. For example, the average college education cost for an in-state student to attend the UNM-Gallup Campus (two-year college) is around $ 516.00 for twelve credit hours for a full-time undergraduate student. On the contrary, to attend the UNM-Main (four-year university) averages around $1656.60 for an in-state student attending full time. Nevertheless, money is money and attending either college can be rewarding. They both share the same value in education. It simply depends on how much you want to spend on a college education.
             Another possibility to consider when choosing the right college for your child is convenience. Do you want to live in big city or rural town? Do you want to be close to home or far away? If you want to live in a big city, then attending a four-year university is the route to take. Four-year universities are typically located in vastly populated cities with plenty of day and night excitement.

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