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How Do I Help Students Who Think College Is Too Costly?

It's important for students to know that they can't afford not to go to college. Read more of our expert's advice on how to advocate for higher education.

Ann HerbenerAnn Herbener
College Counselor
Papillion-La Vista High School
Education! It's important to educate students and parents that they can’t afford not to go to college. I begin early, even reaching out to our elementary and middle schools, about the importance of a college education. When they begin high school, we have several opportunities to show them how financial aid and scholarships work. When our local need-based scholarships become available, we have a luncheon for all students who qualify and work with them through the entire process. You can help your students and their families realize that there's value in continuing their education after high school.

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