High School Students

A few words about education and money…

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
— Derek Bok

Spartan Podcast interview with MSU's Director of Financial Aid

Rick Shipman, Director of the Office of Financial Aid, was interviewed for the Spartan Podcast on August 4th, 2008. In the interview, he explains the financial aid process and encourages parents to have "the talk" with their students about how their education costs will be funded. Listen to the podcast here.

College increases your earning power

Statistics show that more education typically leads to higher earnings.

Bureau of Labor Statistics graph showing unemployment rates and average weekly earnings in 2011 for different levels of education

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Preparing For College