(KTVI) - The numbers say it all: people with a college degree earn an average of $22,000 a year more than those with only a high school diploma.
A familiar face from TV and movies is promoting a research tool to help students and families get ready for college.
Hill Harper stars in the hit series CSI New York and has been one of People Magazine's "sexiest men alive."
Hill is a firm believer in the importance of education. He founded Manifest Your Destiny, a foundation that aims to provide underserved youth a path to empowerment and educational excellence through academic programming, college access skills and personal development. He is the author of Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny and Letters to a Young Sister: DEFine Your Destiny, among other books.
Bigfuture by the College Board is a new (and free) interactive tool to help high school students with their college search.
Bigfuture guides families - step by step- through the complex process of finding, applying, enrolling and affording the right school.
Find out more: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/