On average, students with a high school diploma, earn about one million dollars less over a lifetime than college graduates. Those without even a high school diploma make less over their lifetime. - Office of Public Instruction Dropout Report May 2011

The good news is that with financial aid, grants, and scholarships, college can be affordable for everyone, with many students earning a degree with little to no debt. An associate’s degree significantly increases potential wage earnings and it only continues to increase with advanced degrees. Montana is seeing an increase need for degrees in health occupations (nursing, dental assistants, etc.) and manufacturing and technology occupations (welding, mechanics, etc.).


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