According to the National League of Cities, states save significant amounts of money when students who have left school before graduation re-engage with their education. For example, every student who earns a secondary credential saves our state $65,230 over a lifetime ($13,700 in costs associated with crime, plus $9,660 in public assistance, plus $41,870 in health care). In the 2016–17 school year alone, 238 students received GEDs through GRAVITY. Over the lifetime of that one class, GRAVITY will have helped save our state $15,524,740. This translates to a savings of $6.94 for every dollar spent on the program.