POST GRADUATION:  What’s next & How to pay for it


Postponed until Fall 2018  | DAVID DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL

MAY 19, 2018 | 11:00am – 2:45pm | TUALATIN HIGH SCHOOL

For some high school students, graduation feels like a long way off. For others, graduation feels right around the corner!

Either way, it’s a good idea to be prepared with everything you’ll need to know about the next steps after graduation.

Everyone is welcome – high school students, teachers, coaches, parents, interested community members

Sessions are free but registration is requested

Career & Education Path

Students identify skills sets and interests for a variety of careers; explore the positions and salary ranges available within their desired careers; determine the educational requirements necessary to pursue their desired career, & research schools that offer programs that further career objectives.

Comparing Schools & Costs

Students research salary averages based on specific education and career aspirations; learn the total cost of their desired schools(s); compare total post-secondary expenses versus out of school annual salary, & determine a return on investment.

Financing College

Students explore the different options available to pay for college; review available college loans and how interest accumulation and payback options vary and learn the basics of a FAFSA and where to access additional support in completing an application.

Managing Debt Accumulation

Students learn how student debt accumulation affects one’s financial future and other life goals; learn how to budget to help limit student debt accumulation and spend and save money wisely, and explore options for paying a greater amount of education expenses while in school.

Managing Debt After College

Students take a realistic look at post-college living expenses; understand loan restructuring and consolidation options; create a budget for post-college life that includes student loan payments, and set long-term financial goals that incorporate savings and debt management.

11:00 – 12:30 PM Choose AM Session

  • Career & Education Path
  • Comparing Schools & Costs
  • Financing College

12:30 – 1:15 PM Lunch (will be provided the Multnomah Athletic Foundation)

1:15 – 2:45 PM Choose PM Session

  • Managing Debt Accumulation
  • Managing Debt After College