Let’s talk about life after High School

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Lets talk about life after High School. Choosing a Career Going to School after High School Getting into College/Voc. School Paying for School. Take a look at: Your interests Your skills Your career goals Focus on information that Pertains to your personality - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>Lets talk about life after High SchoolChoosing a CareerGoing to School after High SchoolGetting into College/Voc. SchoolPaying for School</p></li><li><p>Choosing a CareerLearn More about YourselfTake a look at:Your interestsYour skillsYour career goals</p><p>Focus on information thatPertains to your personalityRepresents the lifestyle you wantReflects the goals you have set for yourself</p><p>Assure yourselfVolunteer in a related fieldWork part timeJob Shadow for a day or twoDo an internship once youre in school</p></li><li><p>Choosing a CareerLearn More about Yourself</p><p>Career Search (interest assessment)Skills AssessmentWork Values Inventory</p><p> Begin your career portfoliohttp://www.planningyourdreams.orgUser name and passwordAsk school counselor for N codeTennessee College and Career Planning System</p></li><li><p>Going to CollegeWhy go?The more education you get the more likely it is you will always have a job. According to one estimate, by the year 2028 there will be 19 million more jobs for educated workers than there are qualified people to fill them.Education beyond high school gives you many other benefits, such as meeting new people, and taking part in new opportunities to discover and explore your interests. </p></li><li><p>Earnings chart</p><p>Education LevelAverage Lifetime EarningsProfessional degree$4.4 millionDoctoral degree$3.4 millionMaster's degree$2.5 millionBachelor's degree$ 2.1 millionAssociate's degree$1.6 millionSome college$1.5 millionHigh school graduate$1.2 million</p></li><li><p>Going to School after High SchoolThe best school is the one that fits you!</p><p>Type of school- Public vs. Private- 2-year vs. 4 year- Technical School</p><p>Location- urban, rural, big town- large vs. small</p><p>Size of school (how many students)</p><p>Cost and financial aid</p><p>Major offered</p><p>Campus activities</p></li><li><p>Going to CollegeWhat should you be looking for?Top Ten Reasons NOT to Choose a CollegeYour boyfriend/girlfriend is going thereYour best friend is going thereIts a party schoolYou decided in the 7th grade that you wanted to go thereYour mom and dad are alumniIt has a good football teamYour school counselor told you to pick itThe school is prestigiousThe tuition is lowIt looks good in the guidebook</p></li><li><p>Going to CollegeWhat can you do now?Attend college fairs or meet with college representatives during visits to your school Research Scholarships- internet- employer- bank- churches/social organizations Research Colleges- internet- campus visits</p></li><li><p>Going to CollegeYou just have to do some looking!Begin your college search by viewing virtual tours of over 1,300 college campuses!</p></li><li><p>Going to School after High SchoolThe Campus Visit Research the school beforehandCall ahead and schedule the visitWear comfortable shoesBring a journal to take notes about the collegeTalk to students while you are on campusTry to meet with a faculty member in majorSit in on a freshman level classTalk to an admissions and financial aid counselorCheck out the residence hallsEat in the dining hallRead the campus newspaperCheck out campus bulletin boardsASK QUESTIONS!Make the most of your visit!</p></li><li><p>Are there academic scholarships available through the school?Are you required to live on campus your first year?What is the cost of attendance?Do most students participate in a meal plan?How can I get involved on campus?What types of social groups are available?How do students spend their free time?</p><p>Going to School after High SchoolThe Campus VisitQuestions to ask</p></li><li><p>Going to School After High SchoolThe Campus VisitQuestions to ask(continued)Are there athletic programs offered?How safe is the campus?Are professors accessible outside of class?What percentage of students receive financial aid?What are the library hours?Are there tutoring services available on campus?</p></li><li><p>Getting into CollegeWhat do colleges look for in an applicant?GradesStandardized Test ScoresExtracurricular ActivitiesApplication EssayLetters of RecommendationChallenging Schedule</p></li><li><p>The ACT and SAT (entrance exams)Retake ACT or SAT during senior year- http://www.act.org/aap- http://www.collegeboard.com/splash Check with the School Counseling Office for registration packets and dates Ask the Admissions Office about details (which test to take, what score you need, etc)Getting into CollegeThe Admissions Process</p></li><li><p>Getting into CollegeThe Admissions ProcessThe APPLICATIONDeadlines some as early as Nov. 1 (this varies depending on the school) Available online (college website), school counseling office, admissions office- http://app.commonapp.org, if permitted Find out from the college what to include:- recommendations- portfolio- essay- transcripts- resume- test scores (ACT/SAT)</p></li><li><p>Getting into CollegeThe Admissions ProcessWhat other applications do I need?- housing- scholarships- special programs (honors, etc.) Dont forget- Application fee or fee waiver- Additional transcripts- Earlier deadlines</p></li><li><p>Getting into School after High SchoolDONT WAIT!!!APPLY EARLY!!!MEET ALL DEADLINES!!!</p></li><li><p>Getting into School after High School</p><p>Time to ask questions</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial AidMONEY that assists students and families in funding their college education</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial Aid: Gift AidGrantsFederal- Pell Grant $5,550 max- SEOGState- Tennessee Student Assistance AwardInstitutionalPrivate</p><p> Money you do NOT have to pay back!</p></li><li><p>Tennessee Student Assistance AwardAward Amounts for 2010-20114 yr / 2 yr private - $4,0004 yr public - $2,0002 yr public - $1,300TN Tech Ctr - $1,000</p><p>Application Deadline: ASAP after Jan. 1Valid EFC of $2,100 or less TN residentAmounts can be adjusted by financial aid office</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial Aid: Gift AidScholarshipsState- Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Program- Ned McWherter Scholars Program: $6,000 award. Minimum 3.5 GPA &amp; Minimum 29 ACTInstitutionalPrivate</p><p>Apply for all you are eligible!</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial Aid: Gift AidTennessee Education Lottery Scholarship Programhttp://www.tn.gov/CollegePaysApply for the lottery scholarship by filling out the FAFSATennessee HOPE Scholarship- $4,000/year - 4 year OR- $2,000/year 2 year</p><p>Score 21 ACT (980 SAT)OREarn 3.0 weighted overall grade point average (GPA). </p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial Aid: Gift AidGeneral Assembly Merit ScholarshipAdditional $1,000/year to HOPE Scholars who meet ALL of the following higher academic requirements: Qualify for the Tennessee HOPE scholarshipEarn 3.75 weighted overall GPA (Your extra points for Honors and AP can count here.)Score 29 ACT (1280 SAT)</p><p>Aspire AwardAdditional $1,500/year to HOPE Scholars who meet ALL of the following income requirements:</p><p>You must qualify for the HOPE ScholarshipYou (if youre independent) or your parents must have a yearly income of $36,000 or less.</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial Aid: Gift AidTennessee HOPE Access GrantIf you dont qualify for the HOPE Scholarship but you meet other academic and income requirements, you may be eligible for this one-time only award.Earn 2.75 weighted overall GPAANDScore 18-20 ACT (860-970 SAT)ANDHave parents or independent students yearly income $36,000 or less- $2,750/year 4 year OR- $1,750/year 2 year</p><p>The grant is not renewable but you can apply for a Tennessee Hope Scholarship after youve attempted 24 college credit hours and earned a cumulative 2.75 college GPA.</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial Aid: Gift AidWilder-Naifeh Technical Skills GrantOffers up to $2,000/year (no more than the cost of attendance) to any full-time student pursuing a certificate or diploma at a Tennessee Technology Center. (Students can enroll part-time but their award will be pro-rated.) There is no ACT or GPA requirement.</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial Aid: Self-Help AidEmploymentFederal Work StudyCampus Employment</p><p>LoansFederal PerkinsFederal StaffordFederal Parent (PLUS)Institutional LoansAlternative LoansGraduate PLUS</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial Aid: How do I apply?College or UniversityInstitutional Aid</p><p>Other sources of aidOutside scholarships andloans</p><p>FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student AidPell GrantSEOGWork StudyPerkins LoanStafford LoanState Aid Programs (Lottery)</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student AidWhenApply after January 1 of senior year of high school and each subsequent year</p><p>Howhttp://www.fafsa.ed.govRegister for PIN early http://www.pin.ed.gov</p><p>RememberMust reapplyPriority deadlinesKeep copies of everythingParents/students should estimate if they file their taxes late!!!</p><p>AssistanceCollege Goal Sunday </p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeHow does the FAFSA work?Students will get the Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail with their Expected Family Contribution (EFC).Helps to package:Pell grantSEOGState grants Work StudyPerkins loanCost of Attendance (COA)Stafford loan- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)= Financial NEED</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFinancial Aid: The Award LetterBased on FAFSA and results of college aid applicationsYou will receive an award letter from the college detailing all the aid you have receivedMust individually accept and/or deny all parts of the award packageReturn to the college by deadlineMay include other formsWork Study ApplicationLoan Application (Master Promissory Note)</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeA Word about SCAMSIf it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. You should be suspicious of an organization if they:Send you a notification that you were selected to receive a scholarship for which you never applied. Insist on your credit card number, any bank account number, calling card number, or social security number. If given a number, they could charge unnecessary fees or drain your account. Pressure you to act fast. This offer will expire..... Charge you for a scholarshipOffer to apply on your behalf or claim to have an influence on scholarship sponsors. Guarantee scholarship winnings or search results</p></li><li><p>Paying for CollegeFollow up with your financial aid officer!</p></li><li><p>Lets ReviewFall of your Senior YearStart EarlyDo your researchRequest information from schoolsVisit campuses and attend Open House programsBegin requesting application informationTake ACT or SAT againMeet all deadlinesDo scholarship searches and applicationsAsk questionsComplete your applications</p></li><li><p>Lets ReviewSpring of your Senior YearFill out the FAFSA in JanuaryComplete any remaining paperwork with your college(s) (including your award letter)Return your intent to enroll to your school of choice (usually May 1)</p></li><li><p>Lets ReviewSummer before you enroll Attend New Student OrientationFinish any last minute details with your schoolGet Ready!!!</p></li><li><p>Top 5 things to learn before you go off to collegeLaundry.If your mom has always done your laundry for you, be sure to ask her to show you how to do it before you move away.Balance a checkbook.Part of becoming an adult is learning how to manage your finances. Share.If you will be living in a dorm when you go to college, then you need to learn how to share.Use a PDA/smartphone/day-timer/calendar.Being organized is very crucial in college.Take notes.In order to perform well in your college classes, you need to be able to take good notes.</p></li><li><p>Lets ReviewAfter you enrollTalk to career services for guidanceTake advantage of internships in your field of interestGet practical experiences in your major (do I really want to do this?)Get involved on campus to help ease the transition from high school to collegeALWAYS ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT!</p></li><li><p>Lets talk about the FutureNext StepsResearch and explore Career opportunities- http://www.planningyourdreams.orgVisit Colleges- http://www.ecampustours.comLook for additional scholarships and apply- http://tn.gov/CollegePays</p></li><li><p>Challenge YourselfBe better tomorrow than you are today!!!Find what you are good at and become great!!!Put forth an extra effort even if it is not easy!!!</p></li><li><p>Make the most of every opportunity and make the best decision for YOU.</p></li><li><p>Where can you find us?(865) 342-0670www.ecampustours.comwww.planningyourdreams.orgwww.edsouth.org/SOS</p></li></ul>