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Transcript of College Selection
What school is best for you?
What should I consider when choosing a college?
Areas of study
Student body size
Financial Aid available
Average Class Size
GA's and TA's
Types of colleges
Large vs. Small
Top 10% graduating class
Less than 30% admitted
Top 50% graduating class
30% -60% admitted
Top 75% graduating class
ACT required for placement
100% graduating class admitted
Everyone admitted with a High School Degree
4 Year University
Average College Cost
Trade School: $10,000 - $30,000 per program
Community College: $4,000 Tuition a year; $8,000
out of district/state
Public 4 year university $10,000 Tuition a year; $20,000 out of state
Private 4 year university $35,000 Tuition a year
Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA)
($0 - $6,095)
($150 - $1500)
Missouri Access Grant
($500 - $2000)
-Subsidized ($3,500 max)
-Unsubsdized ($2,000 max)
- Parent Plus Loan
Priority date in MO 2/1
*start at 23 ACT
*great scholarships 30+ ACT
are usually very
because they are not publicly funded by the state.
Degrees are sometimes the lowest paying and offer little hope of advancement without getting more education. Degrees are not seen as a college degree.
offer Certificate Programs and
Associate Degrees. These colleges are usually the
can be in Truck Driving, EMT, Welding, etc. and usually take a semester to two to complete.
take two years to complete and many of these students transfer to a 4 year degree school.
(2 additional years), Doctoral Degrees (2 more additional years) (These schools tend to be the most expensive and well known.
30,000 + students
500 + students
Distance from Home?
* Can I commute?
* Can I go home on weekends?
* Can I go home on the holidays?
Out - of - State
* Tuition Doubles or more
- $5,000.00 goes to $10,000.00
* Lose Missouri Grants and Scholarhips
- MO Access Grant
- MO Bright Flight