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ERIC Number: ED445602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 72
Abstractor: N/A
Preparing Your Child for College: A Resource Book for Parents, 2000 Edition.
Morrissey, Dan
This resource book for parents is aimed at helping families take specific actions to properly prepare their children--both academically and financially--for college. Chapter 1 addresses some general questions about college, including: the reasons for attending college; the types of colleges, including community colleges, technical and junior colleges, as well as four-year institutions; and the kinds of jobs available to college graduates. Chapter 2 explains what a child should do to prepare for college, both academically and outside the classroom. Chapter 3 discusses how to choose a college. Chapter 4 addresses financial issues: what the costs are, what the sources of financial aid are, and other ways of keeping the cost of college down. Chapter 5 advises on setting up a long-range plan. Chapter 6 is a glossary of important terms. Chapter 7 points to other sources of information, including information on occupations and careers, standardized tests, financial aid, opportunities in the AmeriCorps and the Armed Forces, information available through the Internet, and state information. Ten charts highlight various topics throughout the text. Also included is a series of exercises and checklists. (RH)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Planning and Evaluation Service.
Note: With assistance from Sarah Abernathy and Dan Goldenberg under the direction of Alan Ginsburg.