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Postsecondary Education Vocab
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A two-year degree earned after successfully completing a required program of study in a community or technical college.
An academic degree which usually takes four years to earn and is awarded by a college or university.
An advanced two-year program completed after attainment of a bachelor's degree.
Education after high school.
A four-year institution of learning where students earn an undergraduate degree
Type of college with up to two-year programs leading to certificates, diplomas, or associate degrees.
A college operated and financially supported by the state in which they are located.
A college that relies on endowments, tuition and fundraising campaigns. They do not receive government money.
Career Tech School
Programs designed to provide students with education and job skills that will enable them to get a job immediately after graduating from high school (Vocational/Trade School).
A university is composed of undergraduate, graduate, and professional colleges and offers degrees in each.
Methods of paying for education/training, such as grants, scholarships, etc.
Money that can come from the state or federal government, from the college itself, or from private sources which provides money for college that doesn't have to be paid back.
Borrowed money that must be repaid.
Financial aid that is earned through academics or athletics.
Use of one's own funds to finance postsecondary education.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, Application that students must complete to qualify for federal aid.
The process of being accepted by a college or training program.
Highest level earned for education, the degree takes at least four additional years of specialized education after a Bachelor and requires writing a doctorate thesis paper.
Grade Point Average based on grades earned during all four years of high school (9th - 12th).
Permanent academic record which includes courses taken, grades, and honors received.
Process of moving from one college/university to another.
A student's primary area of study.
A student's secondary area of study.
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