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Center for Student Opportunity's PowerPoint Presentation entitled "Getting on the College Track" was created to outline how college can have a positive effect on the futures of first generation, …

Center for Student Opportunity's PowerPoint Presentation entitled "Getting on the College Track" was created to outline how college can have a positive effect on the futures of first generation, under-resourced youth. The presentation also encourages students to take advantage of various programs and opportunities that serve and support their college aspirations.

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  • 1. Get on the College Track: Some Helpful Ideas for Understanding the College Process www.csopportunity.org
  • 2. What Can You Hope To Take Away From This Presentation?
    • Find out how a college degree can influence your future
    • Gain general knowledge on the college search/application process
    • Learn about resources to assist you in finding your college match
    • Learn about Center for Student Opportunity (who we are and how we can help you)
  • 3. Some general statistics: Why Go To College?
  • 4. Examples of Jobs in Which a College Education May Be Recommended or Required Two-Year College (Associate's Degree) Automotive Mechanic Cardiovascular Technician Commercial Artist Computer Technician Dental Hygienist Engineering Technician Graphic Designer Hotel or Restaurant Manager Medical Laboratory Technician Medical Record Technician Insurance Agent Registered Nurse Surgical Technologist Surveyor Visual Artist Treatment Plant Operator Four-Year College (Bachelor's Degree) Accountant Computer Systems Analyst Dietitian Engineer FBI Agent Investment Banker Journalist Medical Illustrator Pharmacist Public Relations Specialist Recreational Therapist Research Assistant Social Worker Teacher Writer More Than Four Years of College Architect Biologist Chiropractor Dentist Diplomat Doctor Economist Geologist Lawyer Librarian Psychologist Public Policy Analyst Scientist Sociologist University Professor Veterinarian Zoologist
  • 5. Why Go To College?
    • Besides making more money,
    • college also offers:
      • An array of classes and majors beyond what you may have studied in high school
      • An involved and engaged social life from sports to politics
      • The nation’s best and brightest professors
      • An opportunity for personal growth and an engaged lifestyle
      • Great travel experiences
  • 6. What Are Your College Options?
    • Public versus private?
    • In-state versus out- of-state?
    • Academic programs?
    • Majors?
    • Minors?
    • City or rural environment?
  • 7.  
  • 8. Public vs. Private Cost Comparison Private Public
    • Given an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,000:
    • A $30,000 per year college could cover up to $23,000 of need-based aid
    • Many private colleges and universities are actually more likely to meet students’ full “demonstrated need” than public universities
    • Given an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $7,000:
    • A $15,000 per year college could cover up to $8,000 of need-based aid
    • In some cases, the private choice may be cheaper if the public university cannot cover the full “demonstrated-need”
  • 9.
    • Useful tools to assist in understanding the finances of college:
      • www.finaid.org
      • www.collegenet.com/mach25
      • http://fsa4schools.ed.gov/SCHOOLSWebApp/index.jsp
    • Scholarship Clearinghouses:
      • http://www.findtuition.com/
      • http:// apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp
    Can I afford it?
  • 10. Who we are and how we can help?
  • 11. Vision Statement "To increase economic opportunity and social mobility among first-generation and other historically underserved students through the promotion and expansion of college programs that serve them. As a leader and expert in college access and success for first-generation and other historically underserved students, Center for Student Opportunity will bridge the divide between leading institutions of higher education and those that most need college guidance, preparation and admissions assistance."                                            -Center for Student Opportunity
  • 12. http:// www.csocollegecenter.org /
  • 13. Connect Now
    • Register your academic and extracurricular information to send to colleges of interest
    http:// www.csocollegecenter.org
  • 14.
    • Search a database of colleges and learn about programs and opportunities for you
    http:// www.csocollegecenter.org Search Now
  • 15.
    • Learn from a library of articles contributed by students, counselors, professors, and other college administrators
    • Ask questions directly to college professionals
    http:// www.csocollegecenter.org Ask the Experts
  • 16.
    • Who we are and how we can help?
    • Ask CSO experts any questions you may have online at: http://www.csocollegecenter.org/asktheexperts.aspx
    • Speak with current college students, counselors, and others about their experiences with the college search/application process
    • Soon to come: Virtual Counseling
    Counseling Outreach
  • 17. Now You’re Ready… Sign up with CSO at: http://www.csocollegecenter.org/connectnow.aspx It’s FREE and we are here to help! Good Luck!

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