Educate To Career – the Integration of College, Career, and Financial Planning
All college planning is career planning. There are millions of good jobs available. Our data enables young people to prepare for these jobs. And we enable the student to explore educational options that provide a high Return On Investment. Our programs and data put students on trajectories for success:
Educational paths that reflect the reality of the job market
Real jobs with solid earnings, now and in the future
Avoidance of student debt. More doors exist than just the four year college.
Free programs to guide you in developing a college to career plan, with sound financial fundamentals
To assist families with college to career planning, we have a suite of programs that will enable you to create a successful college plan. These programs leverage the most current data to enable you to make practical college planning decisions, along with supporting information and guidance.
The Programs You Need Now:
Job FutureCaster – Never before has the selection of academic major been more important. This program provides eye opening insights into the jobs that are available for young people who are making college plans. This is an excellent program for estimating your college Return On Investment.
Career Buddy –This easy program is enormously beneficial in helping to show how a student's competencies should be applied to an education and career track. You'll find this program to be brutally honest with incredibly valuable guidance on academic majors and college options.
College Business Plan –This program builds a personalized business plan for college, inclusive of the most relevant financial data. Just as a business must submit a business plan to justify a bank loan – the College Business Plan program enables the student to 'justify' their college investment through the building of a true business plan for college. Families using this program save tens of thousands of dollars. Results are in Excel.
Key Points to Consider
Colleges may not always be open for in-classroom instruction. You should also contemplate that future lockdowns may close campuses again.
FAFSA filings are down approximately 10% year over year. What this means is that enrollments, in all likelihood will be down from the prior year. Many colleges, especially the more costly private colleges are experiencing the consequence of a deep recession, combined with uncertainty over the actual instructional capabilities for all colleges.
Online curriculum delivery is not simply lectures over Zoom, which has been the default platform for many colleges. Colleges that are competent in online instruction have dedicated software which enables curriculum management and delivery, interactive discussions between students and faculty, secure testing systems and faculty who are experienced in teaching via these platforms.
Most colleges are maintaining tuition rates which were set for delivering curriculum in-classroom. Private colleges generally charge 2 to 3 times the tuition of public colleges. Contemplate what is acceptable to you in various scenarios.
If you're unsure what you will do regarding college selection, take the low cost option - a 2 year college. It would be wise to apply soon in order to secure admission as many observers of higher education are anticipating that 2 year colleges will see a significant rise in applications.