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ERIC Number: ED399505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
AWARE: User's Guide, Version 1.0.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
As part of an early awareness initiative, the United States Department of Education developed an interactive software package to provide early information to middle school and high school students about postsecondary education opportunities, costs of attendance, and availability of financial aid. This user's guide describes how to install and use the graphical menu-driven AWARE software program. AWARE includes three components: (1) an interactive game, "The Search for Infinite Wisdom," targeted at 5th through 8th grade students which focuses on staying in school, planning ahead, and financial aid; (2) three screen shows comprising a component on higher education and financial aid, focusing on why to stay in school, how to choose a school, and how to get money for school; and (3) a financial need estimator providing a calculation of estimated financial need and types of financial aid that might be available for a student based on entry of six data items. It also includes a screen show covering other eligibility requirements for financial aid and ways to reduce the cost of education. Appendices are: (1) List of Occupations; (2) How to Choose a School Checklist; (3) List of Sources; and (4) AWARE Error messages. (JBJ)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Learner; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Administrators; Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Note: For use with a PC-based software program, included on four 5 1/4 inch floppy diskettes (not available from ERIC).