Open Doors with Higher Education
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A college education will benefit students for the rest of their lives. In today’s economy, a college graduate is more likely to be able to find a job and keep it. During the next 10 years, more than 50% of all jobs in Minnesota will require some college training or higher.
Not only is it hard to make enough to meet needs without some college degree or other type of post-secondary training. Without enough money it’s impossible to buy a home, keep insurance, or prepare for future expenses like retirement.
If your family has little (or no) experience in higher education, the process of preparing for college is difficult at best. The resources found on this page are designed to help you with this process.
Need to know more about the resources to pay for college?
The Resources to Pay for College Checklist will help you understand the benefits of education beyond high school, the importance of your children having appropriate education even before going to college, and basic information about paying for college costs.
See the Resources to Pay for College Checklist (185KB PDF)
See the related resource: Types of Investments to Pay for College (82KB PDF)
Need to know more about how your family can support the academic process?
Along with financial education, it is very important that parents actively participate in their child’s academic education from preschool throughout college. This checklist will guide you through some areas that you can help your child with now that will help them be successful in the future.
See the Academic Resources and Family Support Checklist (152KB PDF)
You may also be interested in the related resource: Partnering for School Success
You may also be interested in these other parent education resources: Online Parenting Resources and Information Series for Parents and Caregivers of Teens.
See the related program: Latino and East African Financial Literacy Program