February 18, 2010
Women Fare Better During the Recession
According to the Wall Street Journal, women are better off during this recession. For the past several years, women have been earning degrees at a higher rate than men, and the best-paying jobs that are available in this economy are frequently filled by women. Additionally, far fewer women than men are unemployed–2.1% less, in fact. You can read more about it here.
There is currently a lot of support available for women to attend colleges, and if you or someone you know would like to further her education, here are a few launching points.
- UtahFutures.org, a career and education planning tool sponsored by a coalition of Utah agencies. Check out the scholarship search here.
- Financial aid offices. Every institution of higher education has someone available to help students figure out how to pay for college. These people are dedicated, knowledgeable staff–go visit them!
- The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This is a federal form, filled out once a year, and will determine what types and amounts of federal (and often state) financial aid is available to you.
While there aren’t any guarantees about education being the golden ticket, it can certainly give a competitive edge in a dog-eat-dog job market.Posted by: Sumiko