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1 Financial Literacy for Education: Laying the Foundation for College Success Michele Colson Project Director, College & Career Counseling Indiana Youth Institute

2 Our Learning Objectives By the end of the session, you will: – Understand the importance of financial literacy for students as it relates to post secondary education readiness, access and success – Learn ways to incorporate these concepts into your classroom activities – Be aware of the resources available to assist you

3 Road Map for Today’s Session Barriers and Issues Value vs. Cost of PSE Educating the Students Resources to Assist

4 Most Common Barriers – Thinking that higher education is NOT an option – Not understanding the proper steps to prepare for and get into institutions of higher education – Not knowing the different options for funding higher education

5 Post Secondary Education Success What Do the Numbers Tell Us? 81.5% of Indiana HS students are graduating 63% are going on to PSE* – Only 34% of students entering PSE are prepared academically – 4 Year Institutions 29% finish in 4 years 53% in 6 years – 3-year community college graduation rate = 13% *From the Indiana Commission for Higher Education “Reaching Higher” Key Indicators Dashboard

6 Post Secondary Education Success What Do the Numbers Tell Us? Reasons why students fail to finish college* – I needed to work and make money – 54% – I just couldn’t afford the tuition & fees – 31% Other stats – 45% work more than 20 hours per week – At community colleges, 6 in 10 work more than 20 hours per week, more than 25% work more than 35 – 23% of college students have dependent children *From The Public Agenda Report, “Myths and Realities About Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College.” Produced for the Gates Foundation.

7 College Access & Success Personal Vision and Early Awareness Preparation: Academically, Socially, Financially Access and Transition Success: Persistence and Completion

8 Value vs. Costs of Higher Education “Show Me The Money $$$”

9 Personal Vision, The First Step Guiding the students through the process of knowing who/what they want to be and how to get there – Assessing likes and dislikes – Exploring possible career options – Understanding the skill sets needed – Middle and high school classes needed – Post-secondary credential needed to succeed Career exploration and planning

10 The Value of Education Source: U. S. Census Bureau

11 The Value of Education Average Annual Earnings – Different Education Levels Source: U. S. Census Bureau $22.57 $ $17.70 $13.92

12 Cost: The Other Half of the Equation How much will it cost? How will the cost be funded? What is the expected salary? How much will monthly loan payments be if education loans are needed? Can the monthly loan payments be made given the expected salary? How can I minimize the total cost?

13 How Much Does PSE Cost? SchoolCost Per YearTotal CostInstitution Type Indiana University$14,000$56,000Public Taylor University$30,000$120,000Private Rose-Hulman University$49,801$199,204Private Ivy Tech State College$2,900$5,800Public Must look beyond the “sticker price.” If a student is a good fit for an institution, public or private, the school will put together the best financial aid package it can, leveraging available federal, state and institutional aid. This must be balanced with a close look at all the factors….

14 Let’s Look A Little Deeper CareerAverage SalaryPublic School Cost Private School Cost Years of PSE Engineer$70,610$69,392$199,2044 Teacher$46,280$60,968$107,8404 Reg Nurse$54,400$5,800*$12,680*2 LNP$36,890$2,900*$10,000*1 Bank Teller$21,800$0 0 * No room and board Considerations Expected Salary Expected debt Demand for Job Life Style Considerations Others?

15 Education Financial Literacy Types of money – Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow Financial Aid – Scholarships and Grants – Work Study Programs – Student Loans

16 Financial Aid Basics Scholarships/Grants: Scholarships and grants are considered gift aid that does not have to be repaid. Work-Study Programs: Provides students with part-time employment to help pay for college expenses. Student Loans: Funds that are borrowed to help pay for college expenses. Loans must be repaid, usually with interest.

17 Educating the Students Incorporate career exploration and college planning activities and lessons into applicable areas and courses – Guidance department – Family and consumer sciences – Business – Others? Will help with goals of the new financial literacy (personal financial responsibility) framework

18 Financial Literacy Framework Financial Responsibility and Decision Making Relating Income and Careers Planning and Money Management Managing Credit and Debt Risk Management and Insurance Saving and Investing

19 College Access & Success Personal Vision and Early Awareness Preparation: Academically, Socially, Financially Access and Transition Success: Persistence and Completion

20 Free Resources DriveOfYourLife.org – Career exploration site Interactive, video game-based – Builds critical thinking skills needed for comprehensive career planning in a dynamic, interactive environment – Sequences well with Trip to College and other free college planning resources TripToCollege.org – Step-by-step college planning site For use by student s and parents – Provides information, resources and age-specific information and checklists to maximize college planning and preparation

21 Additional Resources USA Funds Unlock the Future & Consejos – Free programs that encourage middle-school students and their parents to plan for higher education. Learnmoreindiana.org – Career and college planning KnowHow2GoIndiana – Four steps to college for middle & high school IN DOE – Financial Literacy Resources Listing


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