Chandler Hill Partners - Find Your FutureWritten by Chandler Hill Partners
The Find Your Future project is a division of our company equal to all others. When 24 percent of 18-24 year olds in US alone have not completed a high school educational program, and they represent largest proportion of unemployed, Chandler Hill Partners is committed to doing something about it.
Despite increased importance of a high school education for entry to postsecondary education and labor market, high school completion rate has shown little to no gains over last four decades. Data from Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal that those who learn more earn more.
Those who have less than a high school education represent largest proportion of unemployed and on average will earn less than $20 thousand per year. The Find Your Future program has a two-part goal; to help reduce drop out rate and to target those who have already dropped out.
Our expert staff of career professionals volunteers our time in a two-part strategy. We deliver a two-hour presentation called, "Don't Skip, Don't Slip-Find Your Future," to high school sophomores. Ten percent of students will drop out before they complete their sophomore year.
Financial Aid for College Students - GrantsWritten by Max Stein
The bad news about attending college is that it costs more than ever to attend. The College Board estimates average four-year public college costs almost $5,000 per year to attend and a two-year public college is almost $2000. And thatís not counting skyrocketing cost of textbooks or other class fees. The good news is there is more than $105 billion dollars available in student financial aid. Some of this money is available for freeÖin form of college grants.
While there are many options to consider financing your college education, this article will discuss specifically grants for college.
The most common form of Federal grant money is Pell Grant. The amount awarded is based on your financial need and it is for undergraduate study only. Pell Grants can be awarded to part-time students. The maximum amount of a Pell Grant is $3000 per year and it can be combined with other grants or financial aid.
Another common federal grant is Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant or SEOG. Like Pell Grant, SEOG is awarded based on financial need and is for undergraduate study. This grant can be combined with other school grants or financial aid, but cap is $1000 per year.