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Affording College, Method 3 - Student Loans

Part 3 of paying for a 4 year engineering degree is a recommendation of what NOT to do.  It’s no lie that an engineering degree can yield a respectable starting salary.   1,229 more words


Affording College, Method 2 - Scholarships

Part 2 of paying for a 4 year engineering degree is for those who can’t fork over a semester of tuition without going hungry.  Thankfully, the very traits that made you consider an engineering degree may likely be your ticket to ride. 880 more words


Affording College, Method 1 - Your Own Finances

A forewarning:  this method was not available to me.  However, upon having used every other method, the benefits to this method are obvious.  If you have the financial backing to pay for college outright, USE IT! 1,404 more words


Should I Take the SAT or ACT?

In the busy life of a high school student there are tests, homework, quizzes, sports, and even more to prepare for, so it is easy to put the SAT/ACT on hold or forget about it altogether, until it’s too late.  734 more words


Reduce Your College Costs by Great Tax Planning

Saving for your kid’s college can be harder than saving for your retirement. The clock starts ticking the day your child is born and as college draws closer, the less risk you can afford to take. 1,553 more words


For Des Moines and Marshalltown, #GEARUPWorks with college visits, outreach programs and family nights

Our celebration of National GEAR UP Week continues with a look at two Central Iowa districts, Des Moines and Marshalltown. GEAR UP Iowa facilitator Tiffany Berkenes brings career experience with such groups as Trio and Upward Bound to bear on her work with Iowa College Aid, a passion that shows in her work with GEAR UP Iowa schools. 584 more words

College And Career Planning

How #GEARUPWorks In Sioux City, Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids With GEAR UP Iowa

During this week’s National GEAR UP Week celebration, our GEAR UP Iowa facilitators are reflecting on what motivates them in working with schools around Iowa and recognizing the work being done by staff and students to build a college-going culture at schools in the 12 school districts participating in GEAR UP Iowa. 743 more words

College And Career Planning