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Beth Ahlstrom

Higher Education Coordinating Board

College Bound Scholarship

[email protected]

360-596-4808

COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP

1-888-535-0747 [email protected]

think college

THINK COLLEGE

COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP

1-888-535-0747 [email protected]

A Washington Opportunity Pathway

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Why should I go to college?

  • Higher levels of education lead to higher earnings.
  • Full-time workers with four-year college degrees typically earn 60% more than those with high school diplomas.
  • People with master’s degrees can earn almost twice as much per year as high school graduates.
  • People with professional degrees earn about three times as much as high school graduates earn over their working lives.

The College Board, Education Pays 2007

show me the money
SHOW ME THE MONEY

Average annual earnings for year-round,

full-time workers age 25 and over

Source: 2008 Washington State Population Survey. HECB analysis of data downloaded on 11/21/08 from http://www.ofm.wa.gov/sps/default.asp

additional benefits
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

The more education you have, the more likely you are to:

  • Be healthier
  • Live longer
  • Enjoy your job
  • Stay employed
  • Unemployment rates are much lower for college graduates than for high school graduates.
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How should I prepare?

  • Start with a plan. Good choices now will help you do well in high school and be ready for college.
      • Start thinking about your future today.
      • Learn about careers that sound interesting and pay well.
      • Get set to succeed in college.
consider your interests
CONSIDER YOUR INTERESTS

With hard work and planning, it is possible to earn a living doing exactly what you love!

Someone has to

create video games

design roller coasters

become the president ...

Why not you?

examine evaluate
EXAMINE & EVALUATE

Think about…

  • Your Interests What are your hobbies?
  • Your Abilities What are your talents?
  • Your Values and Priorities What is important to you?
  • Your Academic Goals What do you want to learn?

How long do you want to be in school?

What do you want to achieve?

explore careers
EXPLORE CAREERS
  • Find out more about jobs and careers by doing some fun & easy homework.
      • Check out these websites:
      • www.bls.gov/OCO
      • www.collegegrad.com/careers
take an interest survey
TAKE AN INTEREST SURVEY

Not sure what you want to do?

Research potential careers:

      • princetonreview.com/careers-after-college.aspx
  • mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/
  • collegeboard.com/student/csearch/majors_careers/index.html
  • careerbridge.wa.gov
plan your success
PLAN YOUR SUCCESS
  • Think about your life and what you want to be in ten years.
  • Will you be a doctor? A mechanic? A teacher?
  • What type of education will get you there?
    • You don’t have to settle on a specific job or a narrow career path right away. The following slides may help you start thinking about how much college you’ll need for some of the most common career choices…
    • but the choice is yours!
how do you get there
HOW DO YOU GET THERE?

Take challenging classes every year.

start in high school
START IN HIGH SCHOOL

Ways to earn college credit while in high school:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) - offered at many high schools.
  • Running Start - allows you to take college courses and meet your high school requirements at the same time.
  • Tech Prep - allows you to begin to train for a selected career, starting in 11th grade. You’ll receive high school and college credit.
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How will I pay for it?

Okay, now you’ve heard that continuing your education is the best way to achieve your career goals.

But, you’ve also heard that

college is expensive.

So, how are you going to

pay for it?

financial aid
FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid helps you pay for college.

  • Student financial aid is usually a combination or “package” of different types of aid, including:
    • Gift aid
    • Earned money
    • Borrowed money
  • Aid is available from:
    • The federal government
    • The state of Washington
    • Your college or university
    • Business and civic organizations

Washington is one of the top states for financial aid funding.

gift money
“GIFT” MONEY

Grants & Scholarships

Money for courses that you don’t have to payback.

  • GRANTS can be:
  • Need-based
  • Federally funded
  • State funded
  • School funded
  • SCHOLARSHIPS are:
  • Merit-based - based on:
    • Academic achievement
    • Specific skill or talent
    • Community service
    • Club, organization, or other affiliation
  • Need-based

One online scholarship resource available to all Washington students is theWashBoard.org

earned money
EARNED MONEY

Work Study

  • Money earned by working while you’re in college.
  • Federal Work Study (FWS)
      • Jobs typically on the college
      • campus; generally pay
      • minimum wage
  • State Work Study (SWS)
      • Often career-related jobs both on and off-campus; usually paid above minimum wage
borrowed money
BORROWED MONEY

Loans

  • Must be repaid when you are no longer in school.

There are different types of loans available to students:

No interest

Low-interest

Parent Loan

You’ll learn more about these

when you get to college.

what can financial aid pay for
WHAT CAN FINANCIAL AID PAY FOR?
  • Financial aid can pay for many things while you’re attending college.
  • Some types of aid will pay for:
    • Tuition & Fees
    • Books & Supplies
    • Room & Board (includes food)
    • Transportation
    • Personal Expenses
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What is the

College Bound Scholarship?

The College Bound Scholarship offers the promise of tuition and books to qualifying 7th and 8th graders in Washington.

  • This scholarship covers the amount of tuition (at public college rates) not covered by other state financial aid, plus $500 for books per year.
  • You can use it at Washington public community, technical, and four-year institutions and approved, independent colleges and universities, and private career schools.

COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP

1-888-535-0747 [email protected]

A Washington Opportunity Pathway

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Complete College Bound ApplicationsFor Classes of 2012, 2013, and 2014The number in each ESD represents eligible students from the first three cohorts. The percentage reflects complete applications of eligible students.

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Students may apply if:

  • They are eligible to receive free or reduced price lunch OR
  • They are a foster youth OR
  • Their family receives TANF benefits OR
  • The family income meets the requirements on the chart to the right
  • Note: Family income from the student’s senior year will be used to verify financial eligibility for the scholarship.

COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP

1-888-535-0747 [email protected]

A Washington Opportunity Pathway

how to sign up
HOW TO SIGN UP
  • In the 7th or 8th grade, complete and signan application and pledge form.
  • Apply online at: www.hecb.wa.gov/collegebound
  • Online application is better for the student! Why?
  • Faster – Certificate sent sooner
  • Easier – Complete online and send signature page
  • Accurate – no more name mistakes on certificates.
  • “Nooo- My name is Mario, not Maria!”
students pledge to
STUDENTS PLEDGE TO:
  • Graduate from high school with a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Be a good citizen and stay crime free.
  • Apply for college and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) during your senior year.
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Receive a Certificate

  • Once the application is complete, students receive a certificate in the mail!

COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP

1-888-535-0747 [email protected]

A Washington Opportunity Pathway

College Bound Scholar

This is to certify that:

Justin Bieber

Is College Bound

Christine O. Gregoire, Governor

Don Bennett, Executive Director

apply yourself
APPLY YOURSELF

The College Bound Scholarship doesn’t guarantee admission or priority aid. In your senior year, you must apply and meet all deadlines to ensure that your college plans aren’t derailed. Ask your counselor or a trusted adult for assistance.

partners
PARTNERS
  • HECB
  • Names and Numbers- who and how many
  • Promotion Ideas (Tools for Schools),including PPts.
  • Free brochures, posters, and items to distribute (GEAR UP parent and student booklets, pencils)
  • Applications – online and in ten languages
    • Russian, Ukrainian, Somali, Arabic, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Korean, Tagalog, Mandarin, Spanish
  • Assistance – CSF, MDC, AmeriCorps staff
  • Questions answered:
    • Where can students go to school?
    • www.hecb.wa.gov/paying/waaidprgm/documents/SNGInstitutionlist.pdf
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College Bound Scholarship

  • NUMBERS
  • NAMES

COLLEGE BOUND SCHOLARSHIP

1-888-535-0747 [email protected]

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PARTNERS
  • K – 12
  • Sign up students: Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences; link on school Web site; support one another
  • Use OSPI Disclosure Form for authorization to target
  • eligible students
    • http://www.hecb.wa.gov/paying/waaidprgm/documents/FRPLDisclosure-NEW5-26-10_000.pdf
  • Support your College Bound students by helping them with:
    • academic preparation
    • assistance with the college admissions process
    • FAFSA completion – January of senior year
    • College Prep for the College Bound http://www.hecb.wa.gov/paying/waaidprgm/CBS-CommunityPage.asp
want to know more
Want to know more ?

College Bound Scholarship

www.hecb.wa.gov/collegebound

1.888.535.0747

[email protected]

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