Making the College Decision: How Finances Make Up the Biggest Part

Choosing which college to attend can be one of the biggest decisions a person can make. When a student is looking for colleges to attend, studies show one of the first things they look for is how much it will cost.

To help make college affordable, Kettering College is announcing two new program scholarships. These new scholarships are available for students specifically interested in a human biology or respiratory care degree at Kettering College. Each scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and financial need.

“We believe these scholarships will make Kettering College more accessible and will encourage some of the best and brightest students to consider pursuing their healthcare degree here,” said Victor Brown, Dean for Student Life and Enrollment Management.

In addition to scholarships, students can apply for financial aid to help make attending college a reality. Financial aid is the money the federal government gives to a student, in the form of grants or loans, to help pay for college. There are many factors that go into the amount of financial aid a student receives, but the first step is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.

For students interested in healthcare, Kettering College should be at the top of their list. It was recently ranked the number one school—out of 20—in the Dayton-area for graduates who earn the most, estimating that graduates make an average of $54,000 a year.

Kettering College is striving to educate and share ways in which students can make college more affordable. Understanding college finances, which include scholarships and financial aid, is an important part of the college decision process, as well as knowing what graduates earn.

For more information on scholarships and financial aid at Kettering College, visit www.kc.edu/scholarships.

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