More education can make a huge difference in your life — and your family’s. It can open doors of opportunity, financially and personally. Find out what going can mean for you:

Boost your earnings

Studies prove it: continue your education after high school and you’re likely to make more money than people who stop at high school. As an example, a college graduate can afford to buy a large, flat-screen TV in 1–2 months while a non-college graduate might have to work for 3–4 months to buy the same TV.

Find your passion

Some people simply have “jobs,” while others have “careers.”

What’s the difference? With a career, the kind of work you do is based on your interests. It’s a path you’ve chosen. College can help you turn your passions and interests into a career you love.

Prove your potential

At some time or another, many students have doubts that they are college material. A lot of the students you see on this site said they had these doubts.

But once they started putting in the effort to go to college, they realized that they could do it.Believing in yourself is the most important step to success. Millions just like you were able to say “I’m going.” You can, too.

Grow with help and support

College is about more than training for a career. It’s also about discovering yourself and learning to think and live independently. A lot of that occurs outside the classroom. The new people you meet. The new environments you visit. The new ideas you find. This is the stuff that helps you learn more about life.

Lift your family

If you go to college, statistics show your children and even their children are more likely to go.

Families with higher levels of education tend to have a better standard of living. Plus, higher education enables you to help your family. With more earning potential, you can give back to your parents, help your siblings and more. There are so many reasons to go.

So, if you come from a family of college-goers, keep it up. And if you’re the first in your family to consider college, tell everyone, “I’m going.”

Source: college.gov