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IPA student Eric Hastings stresses "financial literacy" as an important tenant in preparing for a successful academic career.

As part of the Delaware Department of Education's Delaware Goes To College initiative, Institute for Public Administration (IPA) student Eric Hastings has shared his experience "taking the leap" of applying to college and pursuing a successful academic and professional career.

Delaware Goes To College Spotlight: Eric Hastings

For first-generation college graduate Eric Hastings, going to the University of Delaware was a family affair.  From the time he was in elementary school, Lee and Theresa saw that their oldest son was a go-getter, always taking that extra step to excel. He was college bound, but without having the college experience themselves, they had a bit of a learning curve ahead. Regardless, they dove in to the FAFSA; they tackled the college and scholarship applications; they studied the different schools and their programs. They created a schedule, which they stuck to religiously, to methodically complete each step on time. That tenacity got Eric accepted into the University of Delaware and now happily employed, degree in hand.

Eric believes its important for young people to better themselves, not just for the individual but for society. Well be in charge soon and its important for us to be educated about many things.

Read the full spotlight, including additional videos and a testimonial from Eric's parents.

Originally published by the Delaware Department of Education. Photo by the Delaware Department of Education.

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