1.) The act of putting out money in order to gain profit or income.
In the case of higher education, the investment is the degree which should be able to produce a measurable income worth more than the cost of the degree over a set period of time.
College as an investment?
With all the thoughts swimming around your head about ACT and SAT scores, the FASFA, and your child’s dream school, you’ve probably never thought of college as an actual investment. But that’s precisely what it is. This should be College 101–the first thing we think about when we think of higher education. With this perspective in mind, College Liftoff works with students and their families on a personalized, four-pronged approach to college–saving families time, stress, and money:
We assess your son or daughter’s strengths and interests, introduce potential career paths, set up job shadowing opportunities, and build a list of prospective schools while preparing your family for campus visits.
We coach your student through college applications and essay writing, as well as how to integrate your student’s GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and extracurricular resume (i.e. sports, music, art) into your his or her college plan.
We develop strategies to leverage scholarships, financial aid and other funding sources to reduce college tuition costs and minimize (or eliminate!) student loan debt.
Very few companies provide the full range of service that College Liftoff offers (most offer just one aspect of college planning, like career development OR financial planning). But College Liftoff works closely with students and their families throughout the entire process from start to finish.
We work exclusively with your family through this process, with no outside influences.
Since 2009, College Liftoff has helped more than 600 hundred students design their best-fitting career path and find the right school at the right price. We’ve saved our families more than $31 million in higher education costs. Let’s get started securing your student’s successful future, together.
“I just wanna pass along a success story for you and thank you. Thomas graduated from Ball State on Saturday, as planned, and has been accepted into the doctoral occupational therapy program at University of Indianapolis. None of this could have come to fruition obviously without you and all the hard work that you put in with us and Thomas. We’re on track with my daughter who probably will graduate from college in just three years and both of them will come out with absolutely no debt–either for mom and dad or for them. So your program and approach definitely works!”
-Dave J., parent of Thomas, Class of ’14