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THE STATE OF COLLEGE IN 2020

June 18, 2020
 
 
HOW TO BEST PLAN, PREPARE AND SAVE THOUSANDS ALONG THE WAY
 
If it seems like tuition keeps getting more expensive, you'd be right.
 
College tuition increased by 1200% from 1987 to 2010. Today we are spending the same amount of money on college as we do for a house, and students can access debt by simply checking a box or signing a line - with no professional help or advice. College is one of the largest consumer decisions we will make, and it's important to have all the facts.
 
On June 3rd, Gerber, LLC joined forces with Aaron Greene, CEO of College Liftoff, for a Discovery event worth its weight in gold to anyone wanting to offset college expenses!
 
Aaron's presentation, "The State of College 2020" outlined the four ways to measure educational return on investment:
  • Career. Most high school students don't know what they want to do with their life after college (arguably most adults don't either), but that doesn't mean they shouldn't try to figure it out. Aaron's team works with students and families to identify areas of interest, skill and practically so together they can discover job placement rates, skill and practicality so together they can discover job placement rates, starting salaries, and the colleges or universities that offer that area of study. Students can then use their estimated starting salary as a limit to the amount of debt they should incur.
  • Academics.Of course this is a high priority - the school of choice should have a strong program in the area of study the student is interest in.
  • Financials. The financial aid office determines the actual tuition due from the student. Academic scholarships, endowment funds and need-based assistance can help offset the sticker price. Students should consider the market value of their desired degree, and not take out more than half of their anticipated annual salary in student loans. Parental contribution should not be more than the student's anticipated annual salary.
  • Fit.For the best success, it's important that the student feel uncomfortable in the college or university's environment. Large or small, urban or rural, the student should choose a school because it's the best fit for them - not because of the team mascot, a football team, or it's where their friends are going.
 
When planning is done right, students have a defined career goal, and feel confident about their school choice. Families are not overpaying for tuition, and students can properly control the amount of student loan debt. And students will graduate with the best preparation for the job market or graduate school.
 
Want to hear more of what Aaron discussed? You can watch his full presentation right here!
 
We hope you will join us for our upcoming Discovery events! If you have any questions, please reach out!
 
7/1/2020: Success Beyond the Great Pause (a webinar for restaurant / bar owners)
 
 


INDEX
  • INNOVATE, UPGRADE & DOMINATE
  • RECOVERING FROM THE GREAT PAUSE
  • THE VALUE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP: PART II
  • THE VALUE OF INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP
  • DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?
  • DEAL CLOSING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
  • WHAT IS A CASH FLOW FORECAST AND WHY YOU NEED IT
  • LEADING TO SUCCESS - LEADERSHIP HIRING DURING COVID-19
  • A NEW KIND OF ENVIRONMENT - THE EVOLUTION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE DURING COVID
  • SUCCESS BEYOND THE GREAT PAUSE CONNECTION, CASH, CREATIVITY & COLLABORATION
  • THE STATE OF COLLEGE IN 2020
  • TAKE PAUSE DURING THE GREAT PAUSE: A WEBINAR FOR DENTISTS
  • GET A GRIP! AND GET WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS
  • YOUR LEASE IS UP, NOW WHAT?
  • LETS TALK PE MINORITY EQUITY: THE ALTERNATIVE SALES STRATEGY
  • BUILDING A BEST PLACE TO WORK
  • GETTING YOUR BUSINESS SECURITY IN CHECK
  • SONGS AT THE CENTER LIVE AT GERBER! PART DEUX
  • MOTIVATING THE HIGH PERFORMERS IN YOUR BUSINESS
  • WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW... WAGE & HOUR LAW IMPACT FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
  • INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AS A VALUE DRIVER FOR YOUR BUSINESS
  • COMPETITION FOR CASH
  • FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE
  • HIRING THE RIGHT CONTROLLER FOR YOUR BUSINESS
  • GUYS' NIGHT WITH GERBER
  • LADIES' NIGHT
  • BUSINESS GROWTH MADE SIMPLE
  • SONGS AT THE CENTER. LIVE AT GERBER!
  • UPSTREAM GRATITUDE: CREATING A CULTURE OF GRATEFUL EMPLOYEES WHILE INCREASING YOUR BOTTOM LINE
  • DIGITAL DANGERS AT HOME
  • ORGANIC CONTAINER GARDENING
  • COOK HEALTHY, COOK EASY
  • HIRING IN A HIGH-GROWTH ENVIRONMENT
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