ERIC Number: ED363817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
School Shopping Tips.
Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.
This booklet was written to help students and other young people decide on a job or career, find the training they need to pursue that career, and get the financial aid they may need to attend school. The first suggestion in the booklet is that individuals who do not have a high school diploma either finish high school or get a General Education Development (GED) diploma. Suggestions are given for how to choose a job or career. A list of questions to ask before starting to look for a school are posed. Readers are then encouraged to send for school catalogs and compare several schools. A school shopping list of questions is provided to be used as a guide when one goes school shopping. Other questions are suggested that may help the potential applicant determine whether the school is a good one. Suggestions are made for how to check out the school's reputation in the community and in the state by checking with the Chamber of Commerce, Better Business Bureau, local employers, and recent graduates, and by contacting the State Department of Education and the consumer protection division of the State Attorney General's office. The next section focuses on financial aid and how to find it. The three basic types of federal student aid (grants, work-study, and loans) are explained. The booklet concludes with a glossary of terms and a list of additional information sources. (NB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.