Boost Your Income and Minimize Your Unemployment Risk

In today's job market, the best positions are often won by the people with the most relevant education. If you want to do something smart for your future, earn the right college degree! The following graph demonstrates how a degree can increase income and decrease unemployment risk.


Unemployment Rate and Weekly Earnings Chart

How Much Does College Cost?

To get an idea of what your desired program will cost, just pick up the phone and call us. We can also give you information on grants, scholarships, loans, and other financial assistance for those who qualify. Our helpful advisors are eager to provide assistance, so give us a call at 1-800-622-3188.

College Could Be More Affordable Than You Thought

Some individuals assume that college is too expensive for them. When you learn the facts, however, you may be surprised at how affordable college can be. Many students find out that they qualify for more financial aid than they expected.

For examples of the financial aid you could qualify for, see the table below. To learn more, download this financial aid guide or phone us at 1-800-622-3188.

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Federal Student Aid Program Type of Aid Program Details Annual Maximum Award Limits
Federal Pell Grant
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Grant: does not have to be repaid. Available almost exclusively to undergraduates; all eligible students will receive the Federal Pell Grant amounts they qualify for. $5,550 (2010/2011 school year). Subject to change every July 1st.
Federal Supplemental
Educational Opportunity
Grant (FSEOG)

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Grant: does not have to be repaid. For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on availability at school. Amounts vary depending on school's allocation.
Federal Work Study
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Money is earned while attending school; does not have to be repaid. For undergraduates with exceptional financial need; priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients; funds depend on availability at school. No annual maximum.
Federal Perkins Loan
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Loan: must be repaid. Five percent loans for both undergraduate and graduate students; payment is owed to the school that made the loan. $5,500 for undergraduate students;
$8,000 for graduate students.
Subsidized Stafford Loan
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Loan: must be repaid. Subsidized: U.S. Department of Education pays interest while borrower is in school and during grace and deferment periods. $3,500 to $8,500, depending on grade level.
Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
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Loan: must be repaid. Unsubsidized: Borrower is responsible for interest during life of the loan. $4,000 to $18,500, depending on grade level (If you do not qualify for subsidized Stafford loan).
Federal PLUS Loan
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Loan: must be repaid. Available to parents of dependent undergraduate students. Cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student receives.