Why Save for College
Reason#1: More Career Opportunities
Post-secondary education at a technical school, vocational school, community college or a 4-year university can qualify your child for more jobs and career options.
The skills and knowledge that your child acquires in college can be transferred across jobs and a variety of careers. Below is a list of skills taught in Texas colleges that can lead to different job opportunities.
Reason #2: Higher Earnings
A college education can provide access to jobs with higher wages and the opportunity to be financially secure.
On average, a community college graduate makes $243,412 (before taxes) more than a high school graduate over a lifetime. 1
A 4-year college graduate makes on average $790,088 (before taxes) more than a high school graduate over a lifetime. 1
Reason #3: Increased Financial Security
Stable employment and higher earnings can help your child build financial security over time.
By saving for a college education now, you are enabling your child to take that first step toward their financial security in the future.
1 RAISE Texas Analysis of BLS Statistics 2012<http://www.bls.gov/emp/ep_chart_001.htm>
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