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Continuing Education

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Ready : Preparing for My Education

Set : Managing Your Money

Common college costs include tuition, mandatory fees, room and board (food), books, transportation, and supplies. Meeting these financial obligations is a critical component to educational success. 

Ready : What You Need to Know

Did you know? College graduates:

Grad : Military Information

The military can offer a diverse and challenging set of experiences and skill development, with travel opportunities and even help pay for part of your education. In order to join the military, you need to not only be physically fit, but having good grades and strength in math, engineering, science and foreign languages can help you move up more quickly.

Grad : Earning Credit

If you're heading back to school, remember that past college coursework and even prior experiences might be eligible for college credit. 

Helpful resources

 

Set : Paying for My Education

The best way for a student to ensure they are eligible for financial aid is to fill out their FAFSA or WASFA every year. If federal and state level financial aid doesn’t fulfill a student's financial need, they can also search for private scholarships. Beware of any online service that requires students to pay to search for scholarships; most can be found online or through a school’s aid office for free.

Set : Find the Right School

"Cool Tool: White House College Scorecard helps match your interests with potential colleges! 

Ready : Timeline

There are many deadlines for the college application process to which you should pay attention. Because each school is different, start out by making a personalized calendar with the dates of the deadlines for the schools to which you’ll be applying.

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