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College Planning 101. CHS Senior College Night. Options after High School. 1. College 2. Military Service 3. Apprenticeships 4. Work. Tonight’s focus is on college . College planning takes time. It’s not something that is easily decided overnight.

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college planning 101

College Planning 101

CHS Senior College Night

options after high school
Options after High School

1. College

2. Military Service

3. Apprenticeships

4. Work

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Tonight’s focus is on college.

College planning takes time. It’s not something that is easily decided overnight.

why college
Why College?
  • Expected lifetime earnings:
    • Non-high school graduate $1 million
    • High school graduate $1.2 million
    • Some college $1.5 million
    • Bachelor's degree $2.1 million
    • Master's degree $2.5 million
    • Doctoral degree $3.4 million
    • Professional degree $4.4 million
        • Source: U.S. Census Bureau
college options
College Options
  • Technical/Vocational college
  • 2-year college
  • 4-year university
deciding on a college
Deciding on a College

Characteristics to consider:

  • Location
  • Size of campus & student body
  • Degree programs offered
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Cost & Financial Aid
  • Admission Policy
  • Accreditation
  • Support Services
  • Personality of the campus
narrowing down colleges
Narrowing Down Colleges
  • Research and investigate schools.
  • Narrow your list down to 3 schools (if possible).
road trip
Road Trip

Plan time to visit the colleges

you are considering!

*meet with an admissions counselor

-chances of admission

-review cost/financial aid

-graduation

-job placement

*take a campus tour

*visit a class

*talk with staff and students

apply early
Apply Early!
  • All colleges have different

deadlines for applying.

  • Know your deadlines!
  • Advantages to applying early:
    • More scholarship opportunities
    • Better chance of being admitted
    • Potentially knowing admission status earlier
application process
Application Process

A typical application packet requires:

  • Application
  • Transcript
  • Standardized test scores (SAT or ACT)
  • Letter of Recommendation (s)
  • Personal Statement
decisions decisions
Decisions, Decisions
  • Compare offers.
  • Talk with parents, teachers, and a counselor.
  • Choose the college that’s right for you.
  • Contact colleges you choose not to attend.
financial planning
Financial Planning
  • Parents
  • Personal Savings
  • Financial Aid
    • FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
    • Loans
    • Work Study
    • Scholarships
  • Other means
how much does college cost
How much does college cost?
  • 2 yr degree (live at home) $3000-$5000
  • BA (public university) $48,000-$60,000
  • BA (private university) $80,000-$140,000
  • Law School? Add $30,000-$50,000
  • Medical School? Add $100,000-$140,000

Source: ACT organization

the truth is
The Truth is . . .

College is expensive but when there’s a will, there’s a way!

apply for financial aid early
Apply for Financial Aid early!

FAFSA forms can be submitted after January 1st.

www.fafsa.ed.gov

*Before the FAFSA can be submitted, students and parents need to apply for a PIN.

www.pin.ed.gov

seniors can also check out
Seniors can also check out:
  • financial aid pages on college websites
  • scholarship search engine services such as: www.fastweb.com
  • the senior page on the CHS website for scholarship announcements

http://www.chelanschools.org/hs/Student%20Links/Senior_Class/Index.htm

  • Senior Scholarship Packet (available after winter break)
beware of
Beware of . . .

Financial aid scams

*You should never have to pay a

fee to submit the FAFSA or any

scholarship application.

chs scholarship role
CHS Scholarship Role
  • Collect scholarship information.
  • Publish scholarship opportunities.
  • Liaison between providers and students.
  • Review packets before submission.
  • We do not fill out applications.
  • We do not insure your child can afford college.
upcoming dates
Upcoming dates
  • Manson College & Career Fair

-Friday, October 26th, 12:30-3:00 p.m.

  • National/International College Fair (Seattle)

-Monday, November 5th, all day

  • FAFSA Nightwith Kevin Berg, WVC Financial Aid Director

-Monday, November 19th, @ 7:00 a.m. (HS Library)

questions comments
Questions? Comments?

Mary Parsley, CHS Counselor

[email protected]

TimmieLinehan, CHS College & Career Coordinator

[email protected]

(509) 682-4061

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