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Considering CollegesOut-of-StateWhy it’s really ok for students leave California!Presented by: Carmen Coleman- University of Nevada, Renocarmenc@unr.eduLaura Dolin- Purdue Universitylcoorsh@purdue.edu
www.regionaladmissions.com Providing out-of-state options for students of California
Agenda Agenda Options Cost Growth and Learning Risk and Reward The Plan The Search -Top 5 Reasons www.regionaladmissions.com
Options • CA High School Students • 1290 public high schools • 1.8 Million Public high schools Students • 374,000 graduate (136,000 eligible) • 1000 private schools • 120,000 private school students • 34,000 graduate www.regionaladmissions.com
Options It’s all about Choices www.regionaladmissions.com
Options Facts to Inspire You • California could be 1 million college graduates short by 2025 • 27,300 California high school graduates started college at an out-of-state, four-year university in 2010, up 90% from 2000 • 8 out of 10 jobs in California will require a college degree • California ranks 1st in the nation for importing people with a Bachelors Degree, NCHEM Information Center – www.higheredinfo.org and US Census Bureau www.censu.gov www.regionaladmissions.com
CA Options • In-State College and Universities • 9 - UC Campuses – 182,000 • 23 - Cal State Campuses – 334,885 • 112 - Junior Colleges - 2.6 Million • 75 - Private College (AICCU)- 147,613 www.regionaladmissions.com
Options Nearly 1 million students graduating from CA high schools and Community Colleges… …With 107 Four Year Colleges/Universities to consider in their home state www.regionaladmissions.com
Options • Over 3400 Colleges • Find Your Match College • Get Accepted -Admission Rates • Sizes (ranges) • New Locations –Adventure, Growth • Costs – find an affordable option www.regionaladmissions.com
Cost • Average UC Cost = $31,700 Tuition, Fees, R&B, Personal, books, transportation – 2012-13 • (UC Web Site www.universityofcalifornia.edu) • Average CSU Cost = $23,811 Fees, R&B, Personal, books, transportation – 2012-13 • (CSU Web Site www.calstate.edu/sas/costofattendance) • Average State School/Out-of-State = $29,682 • Fees, R&B, Personal, books, transportation – 2012-13 • Average Private School Costs = $43,289 Tuition, Fees, R&B, Personal, books, transportation – 2012-13 (college board – 80% receive scholarship and grant, net costs /$27,600) www.regionaladmissions.com
Family and Student Contribution • Federal Assistance (FAFSA) – calculator • Loan Programs (Parent and Student) • College Aid • Grants – Gift money • Scholarships-merits based • Class shaping, diversity, enrich campuses • Private Sources of Aid • Graduation rate • Cost of a college to you – Known in March Cost www.regionaladmissions.com
Cost Financial Aid and ScholarshipsThe five best websites: www.fafsa.ed.gov www.finaid.com www.fastweb.com www.collegeboard.com All financial aid and scholarship information is available on the web for free. Calculators: www.finaid.org/calculators/ www.regionaladmissions.com
Cost Cost (Western Undergraduate Exchange) • WUE is a regional tuition reciprocity agreement. • No money is exchanged between states. The student paysreduced tuition directly to the enrolling institution. • WUE makes out-of-state study AFFORDABLE! • Students pay 150% resident tuition instead of nonresident tuition • 148 public 2 & 4 year institutions participate in the WUE network • Participating States: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
Cost Cost (Western Undergraduate Exchange) In 2013-14 more than 33,800 WUE students and their families saved more than $264.7 million in tuition costs. www.regionaladmissions.com
Cost Cost (Western Undergraduate Exchange) www.regionaladmissions.com • WUE institutions’ profiles are listed at www.wiche.edu/wue and include: • Majors available at the WUE rate (can be restricted) • WUE application deadlines (they vary by institution) • WUE academic qualifications (GPA, ACT/SAT, etc.) • Campus WUE contact (admissions, financial aid or scholarship office; it varies) • Only public institutions participate • No community colleges in CA or HI participate
Cost Cost (Western Undergraduate Exchange) www.regionaladmissions.com WUE is for a max of 4 years; rarely extended. The most qualified applicants get WUE. WUE student must remain in good academic standing. Students can’t use time paying the WUE rate towards building in-state residency. Technically, WUE is offered to a student for their first undergraduate degree. If student needs a leave of absence, confirm that institution will hold their WUE rate (they may not).
Cost WUE Savings Scenarios (AY2013)
Growth Learning Students should know themselves www.regionaladmissions.com New location: weather, food, city (suburban/rural), environment to explore New culture: local norms, foods, traditions, diversity Geographical Location/Distance from home Students learn about who they are by asking: “How did growing up where I did, make me who I am?” Making new friends
Growth Learning Students should know theirpreferences www.regionaladmissions.com Do I like City or country? Would I prefer visiting a city or the woods? Individual attention vs. work well on my own Do I like a lot of activity? Do I prefer quit time? What environments challenge and excite me?
Growth • Get To Know The College • The academic Profile • Class size • Student to teacher ratio • School population • Majors • Extra curricula activities • Campus & surroundings • Diversity • Location • Weather • Know Themselves Academically • GPA/Test Scores • Independent worker, collaborative worker • Campus Size • Majors • Resume • Your Inspiration • Interests, hobbies Learning www.regionaladmissions.com
Risk Reward The three tiered list . AND YOU LOVE THEM ALL! www.regionaladmissions.com
Top 5 Reasons Top Reasons Students Chose Their College 5) Location, Location, Location 4) Size of the student body 3) Cost 2) I got accepted 1) It just felt right www.regionaladmissions.com