The Career Education Consortium helps students and families learn about, prepare for, and apply for financing a postsecondary education in an effort to increase the rate of Missourians who attend and succeed in higher education. Project activities include 1) distribution of financial literacy information to Consortium high school students and families; and 2) provide counseling and assessments geared toward college enrollment. $71,734. Missouri Department of Higher Education. May 2013 – May 2014.