When you hear the words "college education," do you automatically think "cha-ching?"
It’s quite normal to associate dollar signs with attending a post-secondary institution, especially as the costs of a college education continue to rise in our country. Unfortunately, many teenagers and adults with vision loss often assume college is not an affordable option for them to pursue. Have you made the same assumption for yourself? If so, I encourage you to reconsider. Attending college or career school may be more affordable than you think.
The reality is there are many resources available to assist you as a student with vision loss for paying the costs to attend college or career school. In fact, most students don’t pay the "sticker price" for tuition and fees. Explore the new lessons in the Transition to College: Program Activity Guide to learn more about:
- College and Career School Costs
- Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Scholarship and Grant Opportunities for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
- Taking Out a Student Loan to Pay for College
- How Vocational Rehabilitation May Help with the Cost of College
One of the best decisions you may possibly make is to learn more about the resources available to fund your college tuition, which could lead you to make an informed decision to attend! We at CareerConnect want you to pursue your dream of attending college or career school. Your future employment opportunities may very well depend on it.
Coming Next Week to the Transition to College: Program Activity Guide
- A lesson on the skills students who are visually impaired need to acquire to be successful in college or career school.
- An IEP Goal Bank for teachers of students with visual impairments to use as a resource for preparing teens transitioning to college or career school.