Why continue your education
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Posted by: Andrea Yoxall
When deciding whether to
continue your education beyond high school, consider the economic impact this
decision will have on your life. $818,456
– the lifetime average a person with a bachelor’s degree will earn above
someone holding only a high school diploma. The earnings for an Associate’s
degree - $341,039! This
information, according to recent Kansas workforce data, paints a clear picture
of the benefit to receiving a college education in Kansas.
Seward County Community
College/Area Technical School has gathered a list of essential items you’ll
need to make that first step toward a successful and rewarding future.
If you’ve graduated high
· Explore your career options
and decide whether traditional college or technical education is the best route
to achieve your goals.
· Compare the cost of
attendance, programs of study and available financial aid at every institute
institution you wish to attend.
· Fill out an Application for
Admission, Scholarship Application, and the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal financial aid is generally determined by
this application. Visit www.fafsa4me.com for tips and information
regarding this process.
· Complete a Residence Hall
contract if you’re planning on living on campus.
· If you haven’t taken the
ACT, plan on taking a college entrance exam before enrolling in classes.
If you’re still attending high school:
· Choose to enroll in classes
that will best prepare you for college and your future career.
· Ask your counselor about
concurrent (duel credit) classes you may be eligible to take while in high
· Plan at least 3-4 college
visits and compare the cost of attendance, programs of study and available
financial aid at each college.
· Fill out the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Federal financial aid is generally
determined by this application. Visit www.fafsa4me.com for tips and
information regarding this process.
· Plan to take the ACT or
another college placement exam. Colleges will use this for admission
requirements and program placement.
Community College/Area Technical School classes begin Aug. 17-18.
SCCC/ATS can provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed
in today’s world. Compare our cost of attendance to any college in
Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas. SCCC/ATS offers career and technical
programs for immediate employment as well as transfer courses and programs for
bachelor’s degree programs at the university of your choice. The critical
decision is to complete education beyond high school to increase the economic
potential in a career.
have further questions regarding college opportunities or would like to
schedule a campus tour, give us a call today at 620-417-1100.