ERIC Number: ED450661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Preparandose para la Universidad (Getting Ready for College).
Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This brochure advises high school students about the economic advantages of attending college, the affordability of college, and getting ready for college. Written in Spanish, it explains the average costs of a college education and describes the availability of financial aid in general terms, briefly reviewing grants, loans, work-study programs, scholarships, and education tax credits. The brochure outlines the criteria for eligibility for federal financial aid and suggests some additional sources of information about college costs and planning. Some specific tips are given for the student planning for college. These are: (1) take classes at a high academic level; (2) do what is necessary to be admitted; (3) look for financial aid; and (4) expect success in the future. The brochure stresses that, although the cost of a college education may appear beyond the reach of many families, the cost of not attending college is considerable, and there is no greater investment than a college education. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Preparation, Course Selection (Students), Economic Factors, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Income, Paying for College, Spanish, Student Financial Aid
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.