It’s graduation season. Congratulations to all those high school students and their parents who are commencing on a new stage of life. For the vast majority of graduating seniors, college will be that next step. But a number of recent articles and news reports have begun to question the value of a college degree. College costs have soared, student debts have mounted, yet average wages have barely risen. Students today are caught in a higher education paradox: A college degree is more important today than ever before for them to land a good-paying job, but a good payback on the time and money spent earning that degree is no longer the “sure bet” it once was. Check out http://www.makingcollegepay.com/Making_College_Pay_Chapter_1_Excerpt.pdf to learn more about the tough challenges today’s students face.