Some Things to Consider from The College Funding Coach

We spend much of our time helping students be prepared for the next stage of life. Preparing our students for college is integral to Erie High School’s Mission.

A growing concern of ours is the cost of college for our families and the staggering college loan debt U.S. students are incurring while earning their degrees. Last year Consumer Reports published an article (see full article here: Student Debt Crisis ) revealing the economic crisis that many college graduates are feeling. 

Some Facts:

  • College tuition costs rose 275% from 1970-2013 (after adjusting for inflation).
  • 71% of students that graduate from four-year colleges have student loans.
  • Since 1999, student loan debt has increased by 500% while incomes for young workers have decreased by 10% since the year 2000.

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). 

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

On Thursday, October 8th, from 6:00-7:15pm, the College Funding Coach will offer a free web workshop 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 through this link: Register for College Funding Coach Workshop 

Below is a flyer about the event: