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Why continue your education

Thursday, August 6, 2009   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Yoxall
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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 school:

·     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 school.

·    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.

Seward County 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.

 If you have further questions regarding college opportunities or would like to schedule a campus tour, give us a call today at 620-417-1100.  


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