Now, I don't exactly fit the requirements to go to a University directly after high school so I would have to go to a community college, then transfer. I've been looking into Canadian colleges and it's A LOT easier to get into. I've been looking at Humber & Seneca in the Toronto area.
My mom isn't too fond of the idea of me going to a college out of state - hell, even out of the country for that matter. I live in CA, I have a part time job at Old navy. My mom doesn't work. Basically, our income is NOT abundant.
Going to college in Canada is a LOT cheaper than going to a private university here (hello, USC) or even a public school (hello CSUN down the street!). It's roughly $20,000-$25,000CAD for international students (w/board+food plan), slightly less since right now USD is higher than CAD. I also realized that American FAFSA/financial aid will NOT transfer out there. Only loans, which goes back to the problem that my family is err.. broke?
Has anyone ever gone the huge leap to go to college in Canada? Is it worth it? I'd love to hear experiences - even about students who to go college over in the Toronto area. How would one take all their stuff over there? I have a lot of crap so that's a major question. Also financially.
Also, if I decide to go to college there, I wouldn't have a job anymore so I don't know how I would fund my expenses there.
My mom also worries that a Canadian degree wouldn't be valid in the US. Does anyone know if this is true? Experience stories would be great as well.
I'd like any advice in general. I know this is a very diverse, international forum so any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
I was looking into the Chemical Engineering Technology program at Seneca, which takes place on the York University campus. It's a 3 year program for a degree, however, I can get a Bachelors if I transfer out to a university like York U. BUT, they have a partnership with SUNY Buffalo (University of Buffalo) in New York, which would mean I can have FinAid (yay!). So I'm thinking if I get accepted at Seneca, do two years there, then transfer to SUNY Buffalo for my bachelors in Chemical Engineering.
I want to work in product development for cosmetics so if anyone has any info on that too, that would be more than perfect
Any help/advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks.