There are many challenges that face college students today. College would not be college if it wasn't for the challenges. People go to college to learn and it’s impossible to learn anything if there is no challenge. Even though college can bring out some difficult situations, in the end it will be worth it.
All during high school people told me to make good grades and get a scholarship for college. I achieved half of that goal. I made pretty good grades and thought I would be fine in college. I soon learnt that those grades were not good enough. I didn’t earn any scholarships, besides the Pell grant and a monthly check from the Veteran’s Affairs Office. The monthly check is a funding to pay for any college expense that I may have. This is only because my grandfather passed away in March of 2010. His death was military service related and because of that I receive a check from the V.A. It had nothing to do with the grades I made in high school and it was not anything that I earned.
A few months before school was to start, I found out I was eligible for the V.A. benefits. This included all the money I needed for tuition, books, and a dorm; all my worries were gone right? Not exactly just a few months after school had started I found out I could not receive the benefits until my 18th birthday in January 2013. Now I am currently making monthly payments on my tuition fees. The biggest advice I could give anyone is to earn a scholarship, it is the easiest way to pay for college and to not have that worry over your head.
The second greatest challenge I have faced is getting the work done. I just cannot get motivated to get anything done. Procrastination is my worst enemy. I am always putting everything off and wanting to hang out with my friends before I get my work done. I will log onto the computer to work on some homework and often catch myself logging into Facebook instead. That is a really bad habit to get into when starting out in college.