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|Texas colleges a bargain over national institutions
Going to college in-state is usually cheaper than going out-of-state. But did you know that tuition and fees make up only a portion of where your college dollars go? Learn more about what to expect when planning for college.
|Is college worth it?
Recent reports may cause students to question whether getting a college degree or certificate is worth the expense. It’s an important issue for students to consider, as educational costs are on the rise, and some professions may excel while others may falter. Regardless, the choice to continue education beyond high school yields a steady increase in yearly median income. As educational attainment increases so does earning power. In 2010, a Texan with a professional degree made $67,000 more on average than one who didn’t finish high school.
|Texas Highly Dependent on Federal Government for Student Aid
Nearly 1.6 million FAFSA applications were submitted by Texas students for the 2010-2011 academic year. College students receive financial aid mainly from three major sources: the federal government, the state government, and the colleges they attend. Of these three, the federal government’s contribution is used the most.
|Texas depende enormemente del gobierno federal para la ayuda estudiantil
Los estudiantes de Texas presentaron casi 1.6 millones de solicitudes FAFSA para el año académico 2010-2011. Los estudiantes universitarios reciben la ayuda financiera fundamentalmente de tres fuentes principales: el gobierno federal, el gobierno estatal y las universidades a las que asisten. De estas tres, la contribución del gobierno federal es la mayor.
|Expect the Out-of-Pocket Expense
The dream of a free ride to college sounds great, but it’s very rare. Students and parents should prepare for potential out-of-pocket costs. Those expenses will differ depending on the type of college a student attends.
|Prepárese para los gastos que saldrán de su bolsillo
El sueño de ir a la universidad gratuitamente suena maravilloso, pero no es común. Los estudiantes y los padres de familia deben prepararse para los posibles gastos que saldrán de su bolsillo. Estos gastos variarán dependiendo del tipo de universidad a la que asista el estudiante.