Dear Erie High School Parents,

Preparing our students for post-secondary education is integral to Erie High School’s Mission.  I spend much of my time helping students prepare for the next stage of life. In doing so, one of my concerns is the increasing cost of college and college loan debt for our families.  

Some Facts:

  • The average cost of college in the United States is $35,720 per student per year. The cost has tripled in 20 years, with an annual growth rate of 6.8%.
  • The average public university student borrows $30,030 to attain a bachelor’s degree.
  • Since Spring 2020, the average student loan debt has increased by 1.6%.

*Sources: https://educationdata.org/average-student-loan-debt

So, are college degrees important? YES. In every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed full time—young college graduates are outperforming their peers with less education (Pew Research Center, Feb. 2014). 

I want our families to be armed with the information to get there in the best way. 

On Thursday, September 22nd from 6:00-7:30pm, the College Funding Coach will offer a free in-person and live webinar to all Erie High School parents.  The purpose of this workshop is to help parents understand college costs and plan for the best ways to pay for them. 

Please make attending this workshop a priority. You can register to attend in-person or webinar through this link: Register for College Funding Coach Workshop