- Be sure you can handle the work
- Think how you can fund the course work
- Think about how to support yourself
- Ask yourself how the education will benefit you e.g. salary
After a divorce, you may well be thinking about what you want to do with your life. You may decide on a career change or have found that you need further education to do better in your chosen profession.
Further education for divorced singles
You now have more freedom to pursue new interests and directions in your life.
- Consider your ability to apply yourself to academic work
- Understand that remaining in a full time job and going to school demands considerable time and discipline
- Find out if there is a program run by your employer to help fund further education
- Is there an alternative employer that would help fund your education?
- Will the college give you credits for “life experience”?
Further education for divorced parents
You may have been working part time or not at all and find that you need to obtain further education to earn the money needed for your desired lifestyle, provide for your kids and to work in a job that is satisfying to you. In addition to the points made above, you should also consider these.
Ask about the college daycare program
Can you work something out with your ex where they will mind your kid when you are at school?
Can you find a reliable and affordable babysitter?
Can your family help mind the kids?
Will you be able to meet the demands of college study and assignments at home while still raising your children?
Going back to school can be a valuable experience giving your life new meaning and new direction. Good luck with it.