Reality Check
Show Me The Money!
• Money often drives academic decisions more
than we realize. Taking into account each
individuals fina...
Santana
• Currently working as a physical
therapy assistant (2 yr. degree)
• Wants to become a physical
therapist but woul...
Chad
• Currently an Economics major
• Parents highly encourage going
on to law school
• Does not like his major but
loves ...
Talking about Money
• Money is personal
• What is good for the masses is not what is
best for the individual
• Resources f...
Reality Check: Repaying Student Loans
Based on total loan debt of $27,000 with a salary of $35,000 studentloans.gov Repaym...
Financial Truths
• Lose the take it all mentality
• Understand general loan terms
• Keep on the hunt for scholarships
• Ma...
Resources
• Reality Check
• NACE Salary Survey
• Career Center
• What Resources are on your campus?
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#UNTAdv14 Reality Check How Students Academic Choices will Impact Their Future Potential by Rachel Grimes & Bryttnie Jones
2014 UNT Advising Conference
May 22, 2014
Collin College - Preston Ridge Campus

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  • What is the average salary for a college graduate with a four year degree? 37000

    What is the average student loan debt for a hold of a bachelors degree? Masters? Professional?

    What percentage of parents feel that earning potential is more important than what their students major in? 42% http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2013/08/14/finances-affect-college-major/2649665/

    Delaying major life decisions- helping students determine their ultimate long term goals.
  • Student Loan tips
  • #UNTAdv14 Reality Check: How Students Academic Choices will Impact Their Future Potential

    1. 1. Reality Check
    2. 2. Show Me The Money! • Money often drives academic decisions more than we realize. Taking into account each individuals financial priorities and career goals requires a strategic advising approach. • Reality Check provides students with full knowledge of financial and professional impact of their academic decisions, empowering them to make the best choice for them
    3. 3. Santana • Currently working as a physical therapy assistant (2 yr. degree) • Wants to become a physical therapist but would need an advanced degree • Wants to better understand the cost of becoming a PT • Needs help understanding available funding options How can a reality check help Santana realize her dream? http://www.twu.edu/finaid/estimated-cost- attendance.asp http://www1.salary.com/Physical-Therapist- salary.html
    4. 4. Chad • Currently an Economics major • Parents highly encourage going on to law school • Does not like his major but loves his English minor • Considering switching to English but is unsure of his future salary and career options How would you provide Chad with a Reality Check? http://www.finaid.org/calculators/scripts/sl oanadvisor.cgi
    5. 5. Talking about Money • Money is personal • What is good for the masses is not what is best for the individual • Resources for decision making- Reality Check, NACE, payback smarter loan estimator, salary.com
    6. 6. Reality Check: Repaying Student Loans Based on total loan debt of $27,000 with a salary of $35,000 studentloans.gov Repayment Estimator
    7. 7. Financial Truths • Lose the take it all mentality • Understand general loan terms • Keep on the hunt for scholarships • Maintain eligibility • Understand the long term impact of short term decisions • Financial impact of 2 year institution to 4 year institution
    8. 8. Resources • Reality Check • NACE Salary Survey • Career Center • What Resources are on your campus?

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