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College Awareness FAQs for Parents

Q1: Why is college important?

Q2: What can I do now to help my child prepare for high school and college?

Q3: What are the various college-preparation programs currently available for middle school students? What do they offer, and what are their eligibility requirements?

Q4: For a given career, how much money can one earn?

Q5: How do salary ranges compare for college- vs. non-college-educated people?




Q1: Why is college important?

Discover 10 key reasons why college is important for you to consider for your child.
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Q2: What can I do now to help my child prepare for high school and college?

The time is now to plant the seed for college in your child's mind. The earlier you prepare your child for opportunities beyond high school, the better. Here's what you can do now...
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Q3: What are the various college-preparation programs currently available for middle school students? What do they offer, and what are their eligibility requirements?

Want to inspire your child to consider college early on? Virtually every college and university in the state of California sponsors a college-preparation program for middle school students. Find out what programs your child may be eligible to participate in within your area.
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Q4: For a given career, how much money can one earn?

All parents have big plans for their children. Most parents want their children to move beyond their current economic status. For inspiration, take a look at this sampling of careers, complete with the corresponding education your child needs and the salary your child may one day earn.
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Q5: How do salary ranges compare for college- vs. non-college-educated people?

The plain and simple truth is that the more education one receives, the more likely one will make more money. Take a look at the chart to see the average income people made in 1999-2000 based on their education.
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