Lynne A. Valenti
Cabinet Secretary

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Preparing for Post-Secondary Education

Preparing for what you will do after high school is not easy. An option is going on to obtain a college or technical degree.

To get started, here are a few reasons why post-secondary schooling is the right choice for what comes next in your adult life:

  • Every bit of education you receive after high school increases the chances you will earn better pay.
  • The more education you receive, the more likely it is you will always have a job and a quality career path.
  • Post-secondary education is much more important for young adults now than it was for your parents’ generation.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available; take advantage of them and apply as soon as possible.
  • Depending upon the employer, other benefits may be available upon receiving a post-secondary education; i.e. medical insurance, paid time off, a retirement savings plan and possibly more.
  • Never stop learning. Education is a lifelong pursuit and something that no one can ever take away from you.

The link below includes information which can be helpful with making decisions and accessing information related to educational planning on such things as: how to apply for financial aid, links to post-secondary institutions in South Dakota, what to pack for college, choosing a career path and much more. If help in the process is needed, assistance can be obtained through the local community resource person.