August 23, 2011 - Edition 618 TG

TG Report

Get trained to educate your students in solving debt problems, saving, and investing
This September, TG offers Train-the-Trainer webinars in two mini-modules from the TG Financial Literacy Program: "Solving Debt Problems: Strategies and Solutions" and "Saving and Investing: Risks and Returns." Attendees who complete the webinars are provided with all materials necessary to present TG's mini-modules to students.

Add to your Spanish language resources with TG publications and online tools
TG provides a suite of resources designed to encourage potential Hispanic college students and to ease their path to a higher education.

TG offers the TG Learning Center in place of the Positive+Balance Community
The TG Learning Center offers a kinetic learning experience that uses sound, motion graphics, and point-and-click interaction to teach students a range of financial literacy concepts, from managing credit to distinguishing needs from wants.

TG-supported Rhode Island program turns college goal into a higher education crusade
To boost college enrollment rates, RI GEAR UP targets 32 of the lowest income districts with a set of college preparation services and a team of advisors who work one-on-one with students, shoring up their academic skills and preparing them psychologically to take on the college challenge.

Smart Solutions
Hundreds of thousands of students are moving or preparing to move to campus in the next week or so. TG's Adventures In Education (AIE™) "Relocation Guide" offers tips on how to streamline that process, saving students money and reducing stress.

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If you're looking for perspective on what "Back to school" means for this fall's education-seekers (kindergarten through graduate school), you'll find a trove of facts on numbers, cost, technology use, and more through the U.S. Census Bureau's Facts for Features. College enrollment continues to climb, with this fall's attendance projected to top 19 million students. Some 16 percent of those pursuing a higher education degree full time are 35 years or older. However, this age group makes up 37 percent of the total part-time student population. About 4,400 higher education institutions operate in the U.S., and their tuition costs are on the rise: a little above $15,000 for an academic year at a public, 4-year school, and $40,000 at the equivalent private institution. However, earning potential with a degree continues to outstrip what workers could draw without a degree: average salary for an individual with a bachelor's is just above $58,000, but for someone with a high school diploma, it's only about $31,000.