Is more education in your future?

A recap of what we've covered. The next steps are up to you.

OliviaIt’s time to recap what we’ve covered about education beyond high school.

MichelleHigher education is a great investment in you. It can give you skills and knowledge that will help you in life, no matter what job or career you choose.

OliviaIt may also help you expand your job options and earn a good living. A four-year college may not be right for everyone, but there are other options.

MichelleIf you want to make it happen, you and your family need to start saving as much as you can as soon as you can. You also need to start thinking about where you’ll find the rest of the money you’ll need: grants and scholarships; work-study; and student loans.

OliviaBe sure to apply for financial aid. Remember that it takes a team effort. Talk to your family and the schools that interest you. Submit your FAFSA as early as you can, and renew your application every year you’re in school.

MichelleBefore you take out student loans, figure out how much money you actually need. You may be able to get by without a loan. Remember, a loan is money you’ll have to repay.

OliviaAnd finally, being a smart money manager will be a huge help while you’re in school and after. So take advantage of all of the topics in the Hands on Banking program.

Remember these points:

  • Invest in yourself
  • Expand your career options
  • Increase your earning power
  • Talk to your family
  • Explore your options
  • Start saving as much as you can, as soon as you can
  • Search for scholarships
  • Apply for financial aid
  • Submit your FAFSA early; Renew yearly
  • Borrow only what you need
  • Be prepared to repay
  • Smart money management is key … in school and after

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