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ėę ēĘęĎęĚęĊ ĔċĎęęĘćĚėČč The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Address: 420 Blvd of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Website: www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh/ Phone: 412.263-6600 Current Enrollment: 1174 Student Faculty Ratio: 16:1 Tuition: $487/Credit Hour School Type: Private Most popular majors: Graphic Design, Culinary, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Game Art & Design, Fashion Design, Photography, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation Regular Application Deadline: Rolling Distance from downtown Pittsburgh: Located in downtown Pittsburgh Awards & recognitions: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). . The Culinary program is accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACEFEF) Campus life description: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has been serving students, alumni and employers beginning in 1921, and offers 22 programs within 14 career and educational areas.

Deciding to further your education can be the most important decision of your life. You may be considering a career change, an associates, bachelor’s or master’s degree, or trade school training. If so, this section is here to help you discover the right degree program for you. Flip through these pages and let us pinpoint the right school for you. You will even find tips for repayment post-graduation. The non-profit organization, DoSomething.org, found that males with just a high school diploma or equivalent had an average income of $17,000 less than those with a bachelor’s degree in 2010. Similarly, females earned an average of $15,000 less per year than their postsecondary grad counterparts. Remember, it is never too late to go back to school and follow your dreams! A D V E R T I S I N G

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5 Reasons you should go to College MAKE MORE MONEY People who only received their GED or high school diploma, according to gearup.wa.gov., earn about $28,816 per year. People who received a bachelor’s degree or higher earn about $59,539 per year NETWORKING College leads to connections in the work force. Friends in college can help lead to good jobs. Also, professors and organizations can help you land a job after graduation. JOB SECURITY In 2009, there were 9.7 million unemployed high school graduates, compared with 5.2 million college graduates without jobs, according to greatschools.org HEALTHIER LIFE If you have a college degree, it is more likely that you will receive insurance and benefits through work. MAKE MEMORIES College is the time in your life to experience something new, expand your mind and make life-long memories.

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Community College of Allegheny Coun ty Address: Four campuses and four cent ers, located as follows: Allegheny Campus (North Shore) Boyce Campus (Monroeville) North Campus (McCandless) South Campus (West Mifflin) Braddock Hills Center Homewood-Brushton Center Washington County Center West Hills Center Website: ccac.edu Phone: 412.237.3100 Current Enrollment: 32,256 credit stud ents; 28,969 noncredit students Student Faculty Ratio: 20:1 Student Facu lty Ratio Percentage of students receiving need -based financial aid: 44% Tuition: $99.75 per credit (plus applicable fees) for Allegheny County residents. Flat rate tuition of $1,496.25 for 12–1 8 credits for Allegheny County residents . Most popular majors: Nursing General Studies Liberal Arts Business Criminal Justice and Criminology Psychology Early Education and Child Development Campus life description: CCAC provides nearly 100 clubs and organizations, four honor societies, intercollegiate and intramural spor ts, cultural events and student governme nt leadership positions, providing CCAC students the opportunity to pursue interests outside of the classroom.

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University of Pittsburgh Bradford Address: 300 Campus Drive, Bradford , PA 16701 Website: www.upb.pitt.edu Phone: 800-872-1787 Current Enrollment: 1,500 Student Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Tuition: $12,208 per year for PA resid ents Most popular majors: Accounting, biolo gy, business management, criminal justic e, education, nursing and sports medicine . Percentage of students receiving need -based financial aid: 94% Distance from downtown Pittsburgh: 165 miles Awards & recognitions: The Princeton Review named us one of 150 Best Value College in the United States in 2012 and for nine consecutive years recognized us one of the best colleges in the Northeast. TheB estColleges.org named us one of the 10 best regional campuses in the United States in 2013. Campus life description: Pitt-Bradford is a safe, friendly institution for students who want to earn the world-renowned Universit y of Pittsburgh degree in a personalized environment. Students can choose from 37 bachelor’s degrees, 5 associate degr ees and more than 50 minors, concentrations and pre-professional programs. Students can gain real-world experience through internship s, undergraduate research and study-ab road opportunities. But it’s not all work and no play on campus. At Pitt-Bradford, students have more than 50 clubs and organizat ions from which to choose in addition to varsity and intramural athletics and access to many outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, fishing, spelunking, white-water rafting and horseback riding.

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ĆėđĔĜēĎěĊėĘĎęĞ TIPS FOR POST-GRADUATION REPAYMENT Obtaining a higher-education is one of the best investments you can make, but it can take a heavy toll on your finances post-graduation. Here are some tips to make the repayment process less stressful and more manageable. DO NOT PROCRASTINATE Unfortunately, keeping lingering debt off your mind does not make it go away. If you keep putting off the repayment of your student loans, it will literally cost you. Interest will accrue over-time and in the end your loan will cost you more money, and potentially hurt your credit. During your post-graduate grace period, take the time to figure out the first steps in the repayment process by calling your loan provider and asking questions.

Carlow University Address: 3333 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Website: www.carlow.edu Phone: 412-578-6059 Current Enrollment: 2,310 Student Faculty Ratio: 11:1 Tuition: Undergraduate tuition and fees: $25,416 / Graduate tuition: $744-$874 per credit School Type: Private Most popular majors: Nursing, biology, business management, education, psychology, art therapy, deciding Regular Application Deadline: Rolling admissions Religious Affiliation: Catholic Percentage of students receiving need-based financial aid: 90% Distance from downtown Pittsburgh: 2-3 miles Awards & recognitions: Achieved President’s Honor Roll for Community Service for eight consecutive years. Campus life description: Carlow University’s main campus is an oasis located in the heart of the bustling Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood boasts the largest concentration of cultural, academic, and medical institutions in the area. Our private, 14-acre campus is secluded, yet in the heart of an active community just 10 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh. Carlow is a comprehensive Catholic master’s university which prepares students for leadership and service in professional and personal life.

CREATE A PAYMENT PLAN Figuring out your finances will give you an understanding as to what you can, and cannot afford. Find out your monthly loan cost, and from there write down your other major costs such as rent, utilities and car payment. This will show you how much money you have for personal use, and ensure that you set aside the necessary finances to repay your loans. COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR LOAN PROVIDER Student loans are much more flexible than many other loans. If you are having trouble making your monthly payments, call you loan provider and let them know. Often times you can defer your loans, which means putting a hold on making payments. If that is not an option, forbearance is much easier to obtain, and will postpone regular payments for a short amount of time. If you do need to choose either of these options, remember that interest still accrues, so begin repayment as soon as possible. UTILIZE AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWAL If you can afford to have your student loans automatically withdrawn from your bank account, it ensures that you never miss a payment. A D V E R T I S I N G

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We’re what’s next. START OR COMPLETE YOUR DEGREE. CHANGE OR ADVANCE YOUR CAREER. Whether your next step is pursuing a careerfocused major to prepare for a “bachelor’s degree-required” job market or you just need a few courses for graduate school, CGS is the region’s best choice for busy students who want to fit a college education into their already full lives.

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“My first legal studies instructor had more than 30 years of experience working in the field yet made the subject approachable. He gave me confidence to continue my studies, even when it was challenging to balance school with my full-time job.”

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“Returning to school after many years can be intimidating. But CGS supported me every step of the way, from ensuring that all my previous credits transferred to providing services that helped me to achieve my academic goals on a realistic timeline.”

IUP Indiana University of Pennsylvaniaa Address: Indiana, Pa. Website: www.iup.edu Phone: 724-357-2230 Current Enrollment: 14,800 Student Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Tuition: $6,428 School Type: Public Most popular majors: Communications Media; Criminology; Psychology; Nursing; Business Regular Application Deadline: May 1 Distance from downtown Pittsburgh: 60 miles Awards & recognitions: Princeton Review’s Best Colleges; U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges”; Forbes magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges”; Washingt on Monthly’s college ranking based on contributions to society; President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll; GI Jobs magazine’s “Military Friendly Schools,” faculty in Princeton Review’s Best 300 Professors; RateMyProfessor “Top 10 Best Professor s”; Dr. Donald Asher’s Cool Colleges for the Hyper-Intelligent, Self-Directed, Late Blooming and Just Plain Different; Consumer Digest’s “Best Values in Public Colleges and Universit ies” Campus life description: IUP has a diverse population: 14,800 students coming from 48 states and 60 different countries. Students can live in new, modern, suite-sty le residence halls with living-learning communities ranging from women in science to nursing and allied health. With more than 100 clubs and organizations, intercolle giate and intramural athletics for sports from the traditional to recreational, and a robust Greek community, IUP offers something for every interest. Honor fraternities and organizat ions provide opportunities for leadership development and recognition of academic excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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CAL U Overwhelmed with your options? Break your choices down into categories. This will make it easier to compare and contrast the pro’s and con’s of each school you are looking at. COST • Are you paying for your higher education? • Will your family be supporting you? • Will you be receiving financial aid or any scholarships? These are important questions to ask before committing to a school. A schools price tag can be intimidating, but do not let it discourage you. You never know how much a school will cost you until you apply for financial aid. TYPE This is an easy step to overlook, but comparing different types of school should be an imperative part of your research. • Is this school private or public? • Does it have any religious affiliations? • If so, do they require you to take certain courses you don’t feel comfortable taking? • Does it specialize in any certain areas, or educate on a broader spectrum?

SIZE/GEOGRAPHY The size of a school is an important fact in your education research. There are schools that have less than 100 students, and universities that have over 30,000 students. Only you can determine which size is best for you. Also, where is the school located? Do you want to be in a city, or a more rural area? • What kind of high school did you attend- large or small? • Do you prefer everyone knows you, or do you like blending in to a crowd? • Do you want the culture of a city? Larger schools can offer you more activities and a richer student-life population. However, you can get a more personalized education at a smaller school. Determine which is more important to you.

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California University of Pennsylvania Address: 250 University Ave., California, PA 15419 Website: www.calu.edu Undergraduate enrollment phone: 724-938-4404 Graduate enrollment phone: 724-938-4187 Current enrollment: 8,300 (6,500 undergraduate; 1,800 graduate) Student-faculty ratio: 20-to-1 Number of undergraduate degrees offered: More than 130 Number of master’s degrees offered: 35 Subject matter expertise: Cal U specializes in real-world education, so students build their resumes even before they graduate. Popular programs focus on business administration, criminal justice, education, science and technology — including the only 4-year mechatronics engineering technology program in Pennsylvania. Graduate: Cal U’s graduate programs prepare leaders for success in business administration (now 100% online!), education, nursing, social work, exercise science, legal studies and more. Distance from downtown Pittsburgh: 35 miles Tuition: $6,622 per year (undergraduate/Pennsylvania resident) Students receiving financial aid: More than 90% Awards & recognition: ‘Best in the Northeast’ and ‘322 Green Colleges’ (The Princeton Review); Military-Friendly University (G.I. Jobs); ‘Best for Vets’ (Military Edge); Top 3 online schools (Guide to Online Schools.com) Campus life description: Our beautiful, riverside campus features “smart” classrooms, campus-wide Wi-Fi and award-winning, suite-style residence halls. Every student has access to the new Herron Recreation & Fitness Center, with more than 100 student organizations, Division II athletics and a full schedule of campus events, there are always plenty of options for after-class activities.

Cal U Q&A Q: Why choose Cal ? A: Cal U blends solid academics with real-world education. Nearly every program includes research, fieldwork, clinical practice or other hands-on activities, so you can begin building a resume even before graduation. Q: What about internships? A: Cal U students find internships close to home, across the country and around the world. Each year more than 3,000 Cal U students take part in internships or other experiential education. Q: How’s the housing? A: Cal U’s suite-style residence halls are among the best in the nation. (And they’re heated and cooled with sustainable ggeothermal energy, too!) Q: How do I learn more? A: Come see Cal U for yourself! Call 724-9384404 to arrange a campus tour or visit us on Discovery Days. Or visit Cal U online at www.calu.edu.

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YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY Youngstown State University Address: One University Plaza, Youngstown, Ohio 44555 Website: www.ysu.edu Phone: 330.941.2000 Current Enrollment: 13,813 Student Faculty Ratio: 18:1 Tuition: $7,899 (in-state), $13,899 (out-of-state) School Type: Public Regular Application Deadline: August 1 (Fall semester), December 1 (Spring semester) Percentage of students receiving need-based financial aid: 89.5% Distance from downtown Pittsburgh: 61 miles Awards & recognitions: • YSU is included on Forbes magazine’s list of America’s Top Colleges for 2013. • YSU is ranked among the top third of similar universities nationally in Washingt on Monthly’s 2013 College Guide and Rankings. • YSU is ranked #21 out of nearly 400 Ohio post-secondary institutions for “highquality education with consistent, long-term payoffs in the workplace” according to affordablecollegesonline.org. • YSU named Tree Campus USA for fourth consecutive year • LEED Gold Certification awarded to the Williamson College of Business by the U.S. Green Building Council • YSU named a 2014 Veteran Friendly School YSU is an urban Y rresearch institution ooffering: • More than 115 uundergraduate majors tthat allow students tto invest their time aand talent into an aacademic program tthat fits their career aand personal goals. • In-demand graduaate and post-graduaate degree programs, iincluding 44 masters programs, one specialist program and three doctoral programs. • The Affordable Tuition Advantage program, which extends lower tuition rates to many out-of-state students from counties near the Ohio state line. • NCAA Division I sports featuring eight men’s and 10 women’s teams to support on the road or at home at any of our beautiful and well-maintained athletic fields and facilities. • Highly regarded theater/music programs and performances that showcase talented students and add to the diverse entertainment options on campus. • The 70,000 sq ft Andrews Recreation and Wellness Center featuring state-ofthe art facilities and equipment including multi-purpose courts, a 53’ climbing wall and designated areas for strength and conditioning, aerobics and meditation. • More than 140 student organizations on campus that offer students a deeper sense of community and a higher level of involvement on campus. • On-campus living options for students who want a comfortable home away from home in a social atmosphere while pursuing academic endeavors.

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