W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 2 5 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 2 5 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 2 4 Minimize your . SPEND LESS $3,440 four-year public institutions $9,410 private four-year colleges $32,410 $37,000 associate degree graduates two-year public institutions ONLY SPEND SPEND SPEND SPEND SPEND LESS LESS LESS LESS *The College Board, 201517 $ 7/10 UNIVERSITY GRADUATES TAKE OUT STUDENT LOANS *The Institute for College Access & Success, 201515 OF UNDERGRADS IN 4-YEAR PROGRAMS ACTUALLY 59% 59 59 59 59% % % % % % % GRADUATE IN 6YEARS *U.S. Department of Education, 201416 6/10 6/10 6/10 6/10 6/10 AT GRADUATION COLLEGE GRADS HAVE $ 0DEBT TECHNICAL OR COMMUNITY 6/10 TECHNICAL OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADS HAVE $0 DEBT AT GRADUATION 40% ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS, OF STUDENTS WHO ATTEND A 4-YEAR COLLEGE DROP OUT 40% ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION STATISTICS, OF STUDENTS WHO ATTEND A 4-YEAR COLLEGE DROP OUT ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION % *National Center for Education Statistics, 201313 Student loan debt is at an all-time high! Many recent graduates are struggling to find work that pays off debt and provides the means to live a full life. A heart-to-heart chat with your child to determine the best path for them may result in tremendous savings on education and possibly a bigger return on your college investment, too. OF GRADUATES ARE WITH THEIR TECHNICAL TRAINING *Source: Graduate Outcomes Report OF STUDENTS WHO TO FOUR-YEAR COLLEGES WITH AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE ARE MORE LIKELY TO COMPLETE A TRANSFER BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN FOUR YEARS RECE 49% 49 9 9% % OF GRADUATES FIND FOR ROUGHLY 1/4 THE COST A JOB WITHIN SIX MONTHS 90% 9 9 9 9 9 90 0 0 0 0% % IN HALF THE TIME *Community College Research Center, 201414 Section 4 Making financial sense