I’ve made some terrible investments in my time: stocks that went fom $20 to $3 in a matter of days, bond and CD rates that soared just after I had locked in much lower rates, cars that lost value as I drove them off the lots, and don’t get me started about my ill-fated glance at the soybean markets a few years back.
Nowadays, most of us can speak to how our 401K’s and various stock instruments have lost value in this “market correction,” but I suspect that those of us who have made the investment in a Jesuit education have no such buyer’s remorse.
I know I don’t, and I am incredibly thankful for my parents in paving the way for my attainment of a Jesuit high school diploma and an undergraduate and a graduate degree from a Jesuit university.
A Loyola education opens doors, stimulates creativity, awakens one’s sense of community; it is eminantly practical, and famously transformative. It pays tremendous dividends, both material and essential. A couple of weeks ago I wrote about this in a blog entry about value and values.
I personally believe that a Loyola education is worth the challenge, worth the cost (cost that is often greatly reduced in the form of scholarships and financial assistance, grants that students do not have to repay), and worth learning more about.
I hope you will visit Loyola soon to see if you agree.