Investing in College: Creating a Unique Plan It’s no secret that college is expensive. But with the right investment plan, you can make the most of your college experience. For example, many college investment funds will create a phased approach to Investing, allowing you to build wealth while you’re in school. By creating a long-term plan and staying on track, you can prepare for your future while taking advantage of the opportunities that come with college.
Thanks in part to these investment, the College of Lake County has been able to increase its endowment by more than $10 million. The college has also implemented a number of initiatives, including a new financial literacy program and a first-year mentorship program. These investment have helped CLC to become one of the top four-year colleges in Illinois.
The state's 86th Legislature has the unique opportunity to improve college access and affordability by increasing investment in higher education. Such investment could include expanding funding for student aid, providing additional resources for career and technical education, and expanding support for college affordability initiatives. Additionally, the Legislature could focus on reducing the number of students who graduate from high school without a career plan,” Watts suggested.