Session 4: Pay for your college education



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  • 9th Grade | Session 4
  • In Session 3, we talked about …
  • Review from the last session:
  • Review graduation vs. university admission requirements
  • Review from the last session:
  • Meet with my counselor to review my four-year academic plan
  • Review from the last session:
  • Review my transcript for accuracy
  • Topics for today’s session
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  • Cost to Attend a University
  • Every college and university has an average cost of attendance (COA)

Tuition & fees

  • Tuition & fees
  • + Room & board
  • + Books & supplies
  • + Transportation & personal expenses
  • -----------------------
  • = COA
  • Tuition The price full-time students pay to attend classes for one academic year
  • Student fees Generally calculated with tuition costs. Include fees for: registration, library, technology, etc.
  • Room & board The cost for students to live and eat on campus during the academic year
  • Books & supplies An estimate of the cost of textbooks and other supplies students need for classes
  • Transportation & personal expenses An estimate of the cost of additional living expenses

Basic family expenses

  • Housing
  • Food
  • School supplies
  • Transportation
  • Personal
  • Miscellaneous

ASU Cost of attendance 2014-15

  • In-state
  • Out-of-state
  • Tuition & fees
  • $10,000
  • $24,500
  • Room—Tempe campus
  • $6,800
  • $6,800
  • Board—meal plan
  • $3,600
  • $3,600
  • Books & supplies
  • $1,300
  • $1,300
  • Transp. & personal
  • $3,400
  • $3,400
  • Total per acad. yr
  • $25,100
  • $39,600
  • ASU COA based on 2013-2014 in-state tuition rates
  • Transportation &
  • Personal
  • 13%
  • Tuition 42%
  • Books & Supplies 5%
  • Room 27%
  • Board 13%
  • ASU COA based on 2013-2014 in-state tuition rates

Residency

Type of school

  • Students pay less for tuition at a public school
  • Students pay more for tuition at a private school

Researching COA

Funding a University Degree

  • Financial aid available for students with financial need
  • Be informed of the various types of financial aid
    • Scholarships and Grants
    • Work Study and part-time jobs
    • Loans
  • Grants and scholarships are free

Scholarship 1

  • ASU New American University Scholarship – Dean’s Award
    • Award Amount: $6,000 per school year
    • Award Criteria: Incoming freshmen admitted to ASU are automatically considered. No separate application necessary.
  • Additional Sample Qualities

Scholarship 2

  • ASU New American University Scholarship – Provost’s Award
    • Award Amount: $8,000 per school year
    • Award Criteria: Incoming freshmen admitted to ASU are automatically considered. No separate application necessary.
  • Student Additional Sample Qualities
    • 3.51 GPA
    • Scored 29 on the ACT
    • Arizona Resident

Scholarship 3

  • Zombie Apocalypse Scholarship
    • Award Amount: $1,500
    • Award Criteria: 9-12th grade students must submit a 250-word paper about how to avoid being overrun by zombies, including the five things they would bring to survive. Must be at least 13 at time of application.
    • Deadline: October 31

Scholarship 4

  • Make Me Laugh Scholarship
    • Award Amount: $1,500
    • Award Criteria: 9-12th grade students must submit a 250-word or less response to an essay question that makes people LOL.
    • Deadline: August 31

Scholarship 5

  • PeopleSmart Scholarship
    • Award Amount: $2,500
    • Award Criteria: 9-12th grade students must submit an essay on the subject of social networking and privacy. The winner’s essay will be published on the PeopleSmart website and blog. Deadline: April 30

Scholarship 6

  • ASU New American University Scholarship – President’s Award
    • Award Amount: $9,000 per school year
    • Award Criteria: Incoming freshmen admitted to ASU are automatically considered. No separate application necessary.
  • Additional Sample Qualities
    • 4.0 GPA
    • Scored 28 on the ACT
    • Arizona Resident

Scholarship 7

  • ASU New American University Scholarship – Barack Obama Scholars Program
    • Award Amount: Can cover up to all university expenses, including tuition, student fees, books, room and board for 4 years. Approximate amount will vary.
    • Award Criteria: Incoming full-time freshmen, admitted to ASU, are automatically considered. Family income of $42,400 or less required. A completed FAFSA, submitted by March 1st. Core competencies. Minimum of one aptitude admissions requirement.

Scholarship 8

  • Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program
    • Award Amount: Up to $10,000
    • Award Criteria: 9-12th grade students must be nominated for their volunteer efforts. Judged on the benefits and outcomes of their volunteer service. Deadline: March 14

Scholarship 9

  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program
    • Award Amount: Good-through-graduation (100% undergraduate, graduate and doctoral Cost of Attendance)
    • Award Criteria: African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American 12th grade student
    • Student Additional Sample Qualities
    • 3.33 GPA or higher
    • Leader in community service, extracurricular activities
    • U.S. citizen or legal permanent

Scholarship 9

  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program (www.gmsp.org)
  • Work-study programs allow students to work part-time to help pay for college

$4,680

  • Working 20 hrs/wk at minimum wage for 30 weeks, students can earn nearly half their resident tuition
  • Loans have to be repaid
  • Start a college fund

Ways to earn … ways to save

  • Open a dedicated savings account
  • Get a part-time job
  • Ask family members to donate in lieu of gifts
  • Cut back on expenses
  • In today’s session, we talked about
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  • Cost of attendance
  • Options for funding a university degree
  • Scholarships
  • Ways to earn and save
  • Before the next session:
  • Research ASU scholarship and grant opportunities
  • Before the next session:
  • Explore the FAFSA website www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Before the next session:
  • Write down one way I can start saving for my college education
  • Did you know?

78%

  • Seventy-eight percent of ASU students received some sort of financial aid for the 2012–2013 school year


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