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THE BEST TIME TO BEGIN PLANNING
FOR COLLEGE IS NOW!
Most colleges use grades from a high school student’s junior year to make determinations
However, there are various eligibility requirements that must be met prior to college acceptance. Some of those
requirements are based on the classes taken, and the credits earned during high school or community college.
LEARN MORE, EARN MORE
Not only can college graduates earn more during their lifetime than high school graduates, they’ll also have
a better chance of earning it in a career they enjoy.
Earnings and unemployment rates by educational attainment, 2015
Note: Data for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers.
Source: Current Population Survey, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U. S. Department of Labor
Median usual weekly earnings
Some college, no degree
High school diploma
Less than a high school diploma
All workers: $860
All workers: 4.3%