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Paying for College. Revised 8/2013. Agenda. College Costs: Education Pays. Postsecondary education creates more job stability. 8.3 . 7.7 . 6.8. 6.2. 4.5. College Costs: Education Pays. Postsecondary degrees lead to greater weekly earnings.

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paying for college

Paying for College

Revised 8/2013

college costs education pays
College Costs: Education Pays

Postsecondary education creates more job stability

8.3

7.7

6.8

6.2

4.5

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College Costs: Education Pays

Postsecondary degrees lead to greater weekly earnings

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, 2013.

college costs hidden costs
College Costs: “Hidden” Costs
  • Test fees
  • Application fees
  • Dorm deposits
  • Health Insurance
  • Postage/Communication
  • Printing
money 3 pots of money
Money: 3 Pots of Money

Government/ Institutional Financing

Family Financing

Community Financing

1079 options the barriers
1079 Options: The Barriers
  • You may not have access to federal or state financial aid
  • You may not be eligible for some employment
  • You may not be eligible for a few scholarships
  • You may have to work harder and longer hours than most students
  • You will also be attending school while you work
  • You may have to be more creative than most students
1079 options you can pay for college
1079 Options: You Can Pay for College!

!

  • College Credit in HS
    • Running Start
    • AP Classes
  • Work
  • Scholarships/Sponsorship
  • Internships for scholarships
  • Institutional scholarships
  • Community colleges
  • Part-time enrollment
money family financing
Money: Family Financing
  • What can you and your family contribute to your college education?
    • Savings
    • Income
    • Investments
  • How many people are in your family?
    • How many are/will be in college?
    • What kind of unusual expenses do you have?
money community financing
Money: Community Financing

What scholarships or other external funding can you find?

money scholarships
Money: Scholarships
  • TO
  • FOR
  • Academics
  • Athletics
  • Community involvement
  • Leadership
  • Interests
  • Hobbies
  • Demographic
  • Field of Study
  • Family heritage
  • Income
  • School choice
  • Where you live
  • Where you’re from
  • Contest
  • Raffle
  • Essay
  • Portfolio
  • Affiliation
  • Beliefs and passions
  • Participation
  • Extra-Curricular
  • Skill
  • Birthday
  • School
  • Company
  • Organization
  • Individual
  • FROM
  • YOU
money government institutional financing
Money: Government/Institutional Financing

What funds are available to me through the federal or state government or from my college?

  • Financial Aid
  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work-Study
money financial aid
Money: Financial Aid

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Paying for College

Family Financing

money financial aid hierarchy
Money: Financial Aid Hierarchy

*Need-based

*Available to everyone

*On financial aid award letter

High

High

  • Gift Aid: Grants

COST

AVAILABILITY

Low/No

Low

money other options
Money: Other Options
  • Starting at a community college
  • Working while in college
  • HOPE & Lifetime Learning Credits
  • College credit in HS: Running Start, AP
  • AmeriCorps
  • Military service
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (www.wiche.edu)
getting it financial aid
Getting It: Financial Aid

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Paying for College

Family Financing

getting it family financing
Getting it: Family Financing
  • Open a savings account!
  • Summer/after-school jobs
  • Parents/grandparents
  • Save some of your weekly allowance
  • Saving birthday and holiday money
  • Every little bit counts!
  • Individual Development Account
  • cfed.org/programs/idas/
getting it scholarships1
Getting It: Scholarships
  • TheWashBoard.org
  • Studentaid.ed.gov
  • Finaid.org
  • Scholarships360.org
  • ScholarshipJunkies.com
  • Collegeboard.com
  • Scholarships.com
  • Petersons.com
  • Zinch.com
  • ScholarshipExperts.com
  • Fastweb.com
1079 options scholarship sources
1079 Options: Scholarship Sources
  • TheWashBoard.org
  • LatinoCollegeDollars.org
  • Scholarshipsa-z.org
  • CollegeSuccessFoundation.org
  • Maldef.org
  • ca-core.org
  • Salef.org
  • scholarshipsforhispanics.org
  • migrant.net/migrant/scholarships.htm
  • TALK TO THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU!
  • CREATE YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES!
1079 options questions to ask colleges
1079 Options: Questions to Ask Colleges
  • Does your school have scholarships that don’t require a social security number? How do I apply for them?
  • Where can I find specific department scholarships that I can apply to?
  • What are my options if I can’t afford tuition for a quarter?
resources helpful websites
Resources: Helpful Websites
  • Financial aid information: www.finaid.org
  • Federal student aid: www.studentaid.ed.gov
  • College Bound: www.hecb.wa.gov
  • KH2GO Web site: www.knowhow2go.org
  • NELA online presentations: events.nela.net
  • Reality Check: www.jumpstart.org/reality-check.html
  • Washington State G.E.T. Program: www.get.wa.gov
  • Paying for College Calculators: www.savingforcollege.com/tools_calculators/
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange: wiche.edu/wue