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1 College planning-where to begin? Parent process Parent process Support & encouragement Support & encouragement Understanding financial aid Understanding financial aid Discussion of expectations Discussion of expectations Help with focus Help with focus Help with attention to detail Help with attention to detail Letting go Letting go Student process Exploration Research Self-Reflection Communication with parents about needs and wants Choices Staying focused Follow through

2 What is the best pathway for you? Class of 2011 in Washington State Class of 2011 in Washington State 48% of students went to community college 48% of students went to community college 29% to public state universities 29% to public state universities 17 % to out of state college/university 17 % to out of state college/university 5% to in-state private college/university 5% to in-state private college/university 1% to out of state private college/university 1% to out of state private college/university 38% of students graduating from a 4 year college were transfers from a community college 38% of students graduating from a 4 year college were transfers from a community college There are multiple pathways to every career goal There are multiple pathways to every career goal

3 Understanding the process Deciding where to apply Deciding where to apply Visiting schools Visiting schools Visiting College Fairs Visiting College Fairs Self-Reflection- Assess your college application profile Self-Reflection- Assess your college application profile Application process Application process Financial Aid application and scholarship application Financial Aid application and scholarship application Staying calm and open to new information Staying calm and open to new information Keep your perspective. Keep your perspective. Do not get your heart set on just one particular school. There are many good schools for you! Do not get your heart set on just one particular school. There are many good schools for you!

4 Resources College Fairs – College web sites College Fairs – College web sites On campus tours On campus tours College search web sites College search web sites College visits to VSAA College visits to VSAA Financial Aid and Scholarship websites Financial Aid and Scholarship websites Books, magazines Books, magazines Friends, family, teachers Friends, family, teachers Your counselor Your counselor

5 Application Process What is my profile? Self-Reflection What is my profile? Self-Reflection Making choices: select schools who are looking for someone like you. Making choices: select schools who are looking for someone like you. Application – give yourself time Application – give yourself time Pay attention to details, dates, auditions, letters of reference, transcripts Pay attention to details, dates, auditions, letters of reference, transcripts Stay focused on classes; grades count the senior year. Stay focused on classes; grades count the senior year.

6 The following are approximate basic education costs that full-time Washington resident students would pay at the following institutions for the 2013/2014 academic year. Costs for the summer term are not included. COLLEGETUITION*BOOKS**ROOM &BOARDTOTAL*** Clark College$4,154$1,135n/a$5,289 Ever green State College$8,172$1,026$9,492$18,690 Central Washington University$8,977$1,002$8,875$18,854 Eastern Washington University$7,961$1,050$9,015$18,026 Western Washington University$8,862$1,080$9,656$19,598 University of Washington$12,397$1,206$10,752$24,355 WSU (Pullman)$12,326$960$10,868$24,154 WSU (Vancouver)$11,386$936n/a$12,322 Portland Community College$4,296$1,135n/a$5,431 Portland State University$22,983$1,135$9,459 (non-resident)$33,542 Private Colleges University of Portland$36,700$1,500$10,768$48,968 Pacific Lutheran U. $34,440$1,026$10,100$45,566 U. of Puget Sound $41,640$1,100$10,780$52,648 Cornish College of Art $33,950varies$9180$43,130 Whitman College $43,500$1,400$10,900$55,800 * Tuition is based on a full academic year (15 cr. per term) not including summer term. ** The cost of books is averaged. *** Additional fees may be included in total cost of attendance, please see individual websites for full cost. Revised 09/22/2013 Tuition Estimates 2013/2014

7 Financial Aid Financial Aid is based on Family Income Financial Aid is based on Family Income Apply online starting January 1 using the FAFSA Apply online starting January 1 using the FAFSA Apply NOW for your PIN number: your electronic signature. One parent and the student each need their own PIN number Apply NOW for your PIN number: your electronic signature. One parent and the student each need their own PIN number Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to sign up for your PIN and to find the link to FAFSA4caster.com Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to sign up for your PIN and to find the link to FAFSA4caster.comwww.fafsa.ed.gov * The Net Price Calculator…… * The Net Price Calculator…… FAFSA auto connects to the IRS FAFSA auto connects to the IRS CSS Profile: the application for some of the private schools CSS Profile: the application for some of the private schools

8 Important Deadlines University of Washington deadline – Dec 1 University of Washington deadline – Dec 1 Do not send transcripts or extra info Do not send transcripts or extra info Will accept Dec. test scores up until Dec. 31 Will accept Dec. test scores up until Dec. 31 Students will be notified between March 15-31 Students will be notified between March 15-31 Western Washington deadline Jan. 31 Western Washington deadline Jan. 31 WSU priority deadline Jan.31 (and Scholarship) WSU priority deadline Jan.31 (and Scholarship) College Bound Scholarship: File FAFSA before February 1, 2014 College Bound Scholarship: File FAFSA before February 1, 2014

9 Scholarships from many sources Academic Excellence: Cumulative GPA and test scores Academic Excellence: Cumulative GPA and test scores Artistic merit and talent Artistic merit and talent Athletics Athletics Community Service Community Service Essay Contests Essay Contests Parents’ place of employment Parents’ place of employment Ethnicity Ethnicity Churches, Social organizations Churches, Social organizations Career Interest/Future Goals Career Interest/Future Goals

10 What does it take to earn scholarships? A lot of WORK on the part of the student A lot of WORK on the part of the student Wise choices about what scholarships are chosen for application Wise choices about what scholarships are chosen for application Look for the local scholarships that have a smaller applicant pool Look for the local scholarships that have a smaller applicant pool Submit them on time Submit them on time Most students who earn scholarships get the most money from the schools they end up attending that is why school choice is most important Most students who earn scholarships get the most money from the schools they end up attending that is why school choice is most important


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