Generation Z is the latest generation to be born. Born into a society where information, education, entertainment, and everything else, is just a click away, they are certainly living in the information age with technology that just a few years ago was unthinkable.
Hello Class of 2023! You are a high school Freshmen!!. In most cases, these students were born in 2005. Set to graduate in 2023, your class will have four full high school years to benefit from the new programs at College Planning TODAY Services.
Cost of Attendance for the Class of 2023
State University $151,170 Out of State University $290,045 Private College $402,620
*If a family does not have a college fund or if the student does not have scholarships, there is a monthly cost of: (a reflection of starting now)
$1,575 for State University, $3,021 for Out of State University, $4,194 for a Private College
This usually comes in the form of students loans and eventually student debt!!!
You are now preparing for your freshman year ..You are the Class of 2022!
9th grader it is very important that you continue to build the right GPA and the right attitude. You are setting a precedent for the remainder of the time that you are in high school. It is easier to start with a 4.0 and work to keep your grades up than to start with a 2.0. Keep in mind that IF you want to get into the best colleges (trade schools or schools) and have them pay for it then you will need to strive to have at least a 3.6 GPA. A 3.0 GPA may get you some scholarships. Start working hard NOW!!
Start your high school journey by taking challenging classes in core academic subjects. Get to know your high school counselor because it will show him or her that you are interested in your education and they tend to help students who are focused. Talk to them about colleges and their admissions requirements. Many high school counselors have huge workloads of students so please be patient with them. Talk to your school counselor or teachers about Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Find out what courses are available, whether you are eligible, and how to enroll in them. Keep in mind that it is sometimes better to make an "A" in regular classes rather than "C's" in AP classes. Get proper advisement.
September - December (2019) Make a list of your awards, honors, extracurricular activities, and paid and volunteer work. Start NOW!! Know what your options are when it comes to colleges and careers. College Planning TODAY Services offers scholarships to students that show determination and ambition!!! You may want to get into the AMBASSADOR ACADEMY because it awards up to $100,000 for students who are in the Ambassadors Academy that do well.
Review the report card (grades and behavior) status of your child. Make sure that your child starts high school by taking classes that prepare them for the years ahead and or make sure (if needed) they are getting the tutoring that they need. Many students are graduating from High School with grade point averages as high as 4.3 and are not doing well on the SAT/ ACT. We recommend that you enroll your child in the Standardized Test Prep Academy. Students are encouraged to start the academy and build up their understanding of the strategies and knowledge of Standardized Test Preparation. To get your child enrolled click HERE TODAY!!!
Make sure you are fully aware of the provisions of any college savings you have opened for your child. At this point, if you don't have a savings plan for your child "traditional" savings plan may not work for you. The professionals at College Planning TODAY Services will be able to assist you with several options. To get started TODAY with cash accumulation options for your child go HERE and register!!