Why Higher Education

When you committed to your country by serving in the Armed Forces, you earned education benefits that have the power to change your life. Now it’s time to make an investment in yourself. College is an investment that will result in a lifetime of dividends. More education will make a huge difference in your life and the lives of your loved ones. It can open doors of opportunity, both financially and personally.

More Opportunities

Today, more jobs than ever require a two- or four-year college degree. More education means more choices and career opportunities. It is estimated that, by 2014, 90 percent of the fastest-growing careers will require some higher education. Every bit of education you get after high school increases the chances you’ll earn good pay.

Build a Career

Some people simply have jobs, while others have careers. What’s the difference? With a career, the kind of work you do is based on your interests. It’s a path you’ve chosen. College can help you turn your passions into a career you love.

Benefits to Your Family: Now and in the Future

If you go to college, statistics show that your children and even their children are more likely to go. Families with higher levels of education tend to have a better standard of living. With more earning potential, you can give back to your children and parents, and help the other members of your extended family.

Personal, Family & Health Benefits

Education increases individuals’ self-confidence, improves their moral compass, opens the door to limitless opportunities and, in the case of service members and veterans, eases their transition into civilian life. The benefits to family and personal health are also great.

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Economic Benefits

Did you know that every bit of education you get after high school increases the chances you’ll earn good pay? Most college graduates earn a lot more during their working years than people who stop their education at high school. Learn more in this section.

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Societal Benefits

This section describes some of the lesser known benefits of higher education. For instance, college-educated individuals are more likely to give to charitable organizations and vote.

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Opportunity Costs

You might be worried that the cost of college will set you back financially. But the reality is that the typical college graduate compensates for tuition and fees, as well as the wages forgone during college, in just a few years. Higher education is the smartest investment you can make.

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