Info for Students & Families: Why Apply for College or Training?

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Why Apply for College or Training?

Information for Students & Families

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Want More Money and More Options? Get More Education Beyond High School.

Even in uncertain times, you can secure a better future. A college degree, certificate, or other training beyond high school can lead to a good job, higher wages, and more. And financial aid helps make college or training affordable.

Why apply for college or training? Adults with a college degree or certificate:

  • Are more likely to enjoy their work.
  • Can change careers more easily.
  • Are less likely to be unemployed.
  • Live longer, healthier lives.
  • Earn around $1 million more over their career than high school graduates.

Need to start working sooner than later? Move beyond minimum wage with an apprenticeship or other job training. Even a one-year program at a community college or technical college can increase your future earnings. And in an apprenticeship, you earn while you learn. In many cases, apprentices can get paid to work and use financial aid to cover out-of-pocket costs like tuition, fees, and materials.

Put your passion to work. More education means more job stability and higher earnings. For life.

Learn more and plan your future on the Washington Student Achievement Council website.

Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) sends regular messages to our partners and stakeholders with resources and information about college planning, financial aid, and more. Feel free to use this content—as-is or edited for your audiencein emails, newsletters, social media, or other materials. No attribution is necessary.