Education Level Weekly Salary Monthly Salary GED High School Diploma $454
Education Level Weekly Salary Monthly Salary Yearly Salary Lifetime Salary GED $454$1,816$21,792$653,760 High School Diploma $626$2,504$30,048$901,440 Some College $699$2,796$33,552$1,006,560 Associates Degree $761$3,044$36,528$1,095,840 Bachelor’s Degree $1,025$4,100$49,200$1,476,000 Master’s Degree $1,257$5,028$60,336$1,810,080 Professional Degree $1,529$6,116$73,392$2,201,760 Doctoral Degree $1,532$6,128$73,536$2,206,080
Benefits of schooling after high school Make more money on average Go somewhere different and experience more of the world Have an easier time of finding a job in today’s economy Schooling after high school is key!
True or False: You can afford a college education. TRUE!! EVERYONE CAN AFFORD COLLEGE Help is available: Scholarships Grants Student Loans Parent Loans Student Employment Degree Partnership Program
True or False: Scholarships, Grants and Student Loans are FREE MONEY. FALSE!! Loans must be paid back. Only scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid.
Take classes in high school while they are free! High school classes are free, so take as many classes as you can so you aren’t paying for them later! In college, you have to pay for each class with tuition, which can be expensive
True or False: You need to start planning for college during your junior year of high school. NO!! high school courses and grades are the single most important consideration in most colleges’ admissions decisions. Start planning NOW!
Basic admissions requirements: GPA 3.0 or higher (B average or better) English 4 years Math 3 years (need Algebra II or higher) Social Studies 3 years Science 3 years Foreign language 2 years
What can you do now? Take challenging courses and get B’s or better. Plan your high school classes English 4 years Math 3 years (need Algebra II or higher) Social Studies 3 years Science 3 years Foreign language 2 years
What can you do now? Explore your interests! Science and engineering classes Elective classes Volunteer! Get involved!