Presented by Auburn Career/College Counselors Jon Morrow, ahs stephanie Glenisky, amhs



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  • Presented by Auburn Career/College Counselors
  • Jon Morrow, AHS
  • Stephanie Glenisky, AMHS
  • Steve Mead, ARHS

Agenda

  • Types of Schools...Which is Right for You?
  • Intro to Finances
  • Q&A
  • Intentional Education

What Type of School?

  • Community College
  • Technical College
  • Career/Specialty School
  • Four-Year Public
  • Four-Year Private

Why choose a Community or Technical College?

  • Convenience
  • Lake Washington Institute of
  • Technology
  • Seattle Community College District
  • Bellevue College
  • Highline Community College
  • Renton Technical College
  • Green River Community College
  • Tacoma Community College
  • Bates Technical College
  • Pierce College
  • Clover Technical College

Community vs. Technical College: ...There are some differences

  • Community College
  • Two Pathways
    • Academic
      • Transfer credits to a four-year university or college
      • Some offer BA degree
    • Professional/Technical
      • End goal may be work or transfer
      • Blend of theory and hands on instruction
  • Technical College
  • Choose a Program vs. individual classes
  • Classroom is conducted much like the working environment for which you are training
  • Some disciplines have transfer agreements with universities
  • Primary end goal is work

Career and Specialty Schools

  • Private, For-Profit Companies
    • Gene Juarez, Culinary Schools, DeVry,
    • Everest, FIDM, etc.
  • Training for specific careers
  • Costs
  • Application process may include interview
  • Financial aid?
  • Transferable?

Washington Four-Year Public Baccalaureates

  • Central Washington University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • The Evergreen State College
  • Western Washington University
  • University of Washington
  • U of W Bothell or Tacoma
  • Washington State University
  • WSU Vancouver, Tri-Cities or Everett
  • WWU
  • TESC
  • UW
  • CWU
  • EWU
  • WSU
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
  • Cornish College of the Arts
  • Gonzaga University
  • Northwest University
  • Pacific Lutheran University
  • Saint Martin’s University
  • Seattle Pacific University
  • Seattle University
  • Trinity Lutheran University
  • University of Puget Sound
  • Whitman College
  • Whitworth College
  • Heritage University
  • CWU
  • Art Institute, SPU, SU, Cornish, Northwest
  • Whitman
  • PLU, UPS
  • Whitworth, Gonzaga
  • St. Martins
  • Trinity Lutheran
  • Heritage U.

Out Of State Colleges/Universities? Things to consider…

  • Public: Tuition (2X)
  • Private: No Additional Tuition
  • Add Cost for Travel Expenses
  • Possibility for WUE
  • (Tuition = 140-150% of in-state)
  • Back-up Plan?
  • Websites: www.californiacolleges.edu
  • www.princetonreview.com

WUE – Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Mexico
  • North
  • Dakota
  • Oregon
  • South
  • Dakota
  • Utah
  • Washington
  • Wyoming

Paying for Post H.S. Education

  • Cost of attendance includes:
      • Tuition
      • Fees &/or Supplies
      • Books
      • Room & Board
      • Personal expenses
      • Transportation

2013/2014 Cost of Attendance

  • Community colleges $5,000-6,500
  • *Technical colleges $5,000+
  • Career schools $19K-$35K
  • *4 year public colleges $18,000-$24,500
  • 4 year private colleges $33K-$50K+
      • **Includes housing expenses
  • Out of State Public = 200% tuition
      • * Costs vary by Educational Program chosen

Paying for College

      • Family funds
      • Scholarships
      • *Grants
      • *Work-study jobs
      • *Loans
    • *Seniors will submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1st to determine eligibility for these funds.

GET: Guaranteed Education Tuition Program

  • Washington State’s prepaid tuition program (529 Savings Plan under Federal IRS rules)
  • Lock cost of future college tuition by purchasing units today
  • Fund guaranteed by the state to pay costs of future tuition
  • Units should be purchased at least two years in advance
  • 529 Tip: Have grandparents take out a 529 … pay directly to the school/college

Scholarship Search

  • Your Career Center
  • Search Engines & Websites (Career Center Internet Lists)
  • - www.thewashboard.org
  • - www.fastweb.com
  • - www.scholarshipexperts.com
  • Scholarship Books/Ask Everyone
  • Schools/Departmental Awards
  • Auburn Community Scholarship Program (Sr)
  • *Professional Email*

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Both merit-based and merit + need
  • Awarded for:
    • Academic achievement
    • Talent or skill
    • Community service
    • Leadership/school activities
    • Parent affiliation with a club or organization
    • Financial need (Husky Promise/Cougar Commit)

Scholarships….Most Require Essays

  • TOPIC Examples:
  • How have your achievements impacted you…
  • How will obtaining a degree impact your future?
  • How will a degree impact your community?
  • How have others inspired you? How did they help shape your life
  • Don’t just answer the essay question, give them something to remember

Auburn Community Scholarship

  • Auburn School District senior graduates ONLY
  • Application available in January on Career Center website…recipients announced at Senior Award Nights
  • Many scholarships totaling over $85,000
  • Deadline March

Paying for College

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Go to www.fafsa.gov (not!!! www.fafsa.com)
    • Deadlines
      • Recommend completing between January 1st and February 1st
      • March 15 deadline for most Two-Year and Technical Colleges
    • Grants
    • Work Study
    • Loans (Subsidized: No interest and Pay when completed)
      • Discuss options with parents
      • Interest/Payments do not begin until after graduation

The FAFSA4caster

  • Affordability Estimation Tool
  • Practice using the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) before actual form is available…early analysis tool
  • Reduces time required to submit actual FAFSA in January of the student’s senior year of high school

Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

  • House Bill 1079: Approved In-State tuition for undocumented students
  • WASFA: New for the state of Washington, financial support via State Need Grant (http://www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa )
  • Private scholarships exist (Hispanic Scholarship Fund and others…)
  • Dual Credit: AP/Running Start/Tech Prep

Additional Ways to Save $$$

  • Bargain Schools...Community College
  • Finish in Four-Years
  • AP/Running Start/Tech Prep
  • The Value of Financial Planning
  • Negotiate Financial Aid Package
  • In-State vs. Out-of-State
  • Commute or Live off Campus
  • Creative When Buying Textbooks (Rent)

Upcoming Events

  • College Rep Visits- Fall ... at each high school
  • Planning for College Night-November 3 @ ARHS
  • Paying for College Night – January 13 @ AHS
  • Beyond High School Night – February 4 @ AMHS

College Goal WASHINGTON

Your Career Center is here to help!

  • Auburn High School
    • Jon Morrow, Counselor
      • jmorrow@auburn.wednet.edu / 253-931-4929
  • Auburn Mountainview High School
    • Stephanie Glenisky, Counselor
      • sglenisky@auburn.wednet.edu/ 253-804-5195
  • Auburn Riverside High School
    • Steve Mead, Counselor
      • smead@auburn.wednet.edu / 253-804-5161
  • Thank you for coming tonight!


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