PhillyGoes2College website launched

    Philadelphia is starting a city-wide campaign to encourage students to go to college.
    The PhillyGoes2College.com website is now online. It is designed to help students and their families learn what they need to do to apply for college, and what financial aid is available.

    Philadelphia is starting a city-wide campaign to encourage students to go to college.

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    The PhillyGoes2College.com website is now online. It is designed to help students and their families learn what they need to do to apply for college, and what financial aid is available.

    Lori Shorr is Chief Education Officer for the city. She says graduating from college makes a huge financial difference in your lifetime.

    Shorr: If you drop out of high school you earn less than a half-million dollars over your lifetime.  If we get you to get a BA or higher you earn two million.  So in  our PhillyGoes2College, it’s not just a two because we are tech savvy.  It’s two because your personal income is two million dollars over your lifetime if you manage to get your four year degree.

    The city also saves over a half million dollars in social service costs with people who receive a college degree.  Mayor Michael Nutter has set a goal of doubling the percentage of students to complete college within the next five to 10 years.

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