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  • 1. Advanced Level
  • 2.  The best way to take charge of your future is to plan for it! Why is it helpful to have a career goal in mind before pursuing higher education?
  • 3. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 3 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona
  • 4. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 4 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona Read about Imani’s Dream
  • 5.  How to Determine What Type of Training and Education You Need
  • 6. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 6 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona
  • 7. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 7 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona At each level, there may be certificate programs or informal training opportunities
  • 8. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 8 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona It is helpful to create several short-term goals that result in the overall career goal
  • 9.  Consider opportunity costs when making higher education decisions. What are the potential costs and benefits to receiving a higher education?
  • 10. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 10 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona • Lost wages from not working while in school • Cost of higher education/training programs • Opportunity to earn higher wages • More employment opportunities
  • 11. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 11 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona Job Outlook – demand for a particular job when you are qualified and ready to enter the field
  • 12.  Calculate your education/training debt to your estimated starting salary.
  • 13. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 13 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona The school’s website will help you estimate the cost per year Remember to include all costs such as tuition and books, room and board, etc.
  • 14. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 14 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona Goal: Debt-to-income ratio no more than 10 and 15% of your estimated starting income Debt-to-Income Ratio – standard tool that calculates whether a borrower will have difficulty meeting his or her loan repayment obligations
  • 15. 2.3.4.G1 © Take Charge Today – August 2013 – Planning for Higher Education – Slide 15 Funded by a grant from Take Charge America, Inc. to the Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences Take Charge America Institute at the University of Arizona The best way to take charge of your future is to plan for it Refine your education and training SMART goals Answer the following questions: o How can I determine what type of training and education I need? o Will there be jobs available? If so, will I earn enough in my career to pay for the education and training required?