ERIC Number: ED420025
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Think College? Me? Now? A Handbook for Students in Middle School and Junior High School.
Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
This handbook is designed to encourage students in middle school and junior high school to begin thinking about attending college. It defines the different types of colleges that exist; compares the salaries of college graduates to those of non-college graduates; discusses technical programs; lists the type of jobs available to those who attend two-year programs, four-year programs, and graduate programs; lists college preparatory courses by subject area; encourages students to seek help when planning for college; provides a breakdown of the costs of college; defines different types of financial aid; provides web site addresses for federal financial aid information. The following steps in getting ready for college are described: (1) deciding what kind of school to attend; (2) taking the right courses in middle and high school; (3) finding out how much college costs; (4) exploring financial aid options and saving money. (MKA)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Choice, College Planning, College Preparation, Elementary School Students, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Student Financial Aid
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Partnership for Family Involvement in Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.