ERIC Number: ED483124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
High School Counselor's Handbook: 2004-05 Federal Student Aid
US Department of Education
This document provides useful information to help high school and TRIO counselors advise students about financial aid for postsecondary education. This document focuses on the federal student aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education. It includes general information about postsecondary opportunities, and the application process for financial aid. Appended materials include sources of additional information, a directory of state agencies, a glossary, and handouts on topics ranging from financial aid scams to military scholarships to choosing a postsecondary school. Another resource included in the document is a two-item set of materials to help plan and present a financial aid information session. The presentation, called How to Apply for Federal Student Aid (FSA), is available in PowerPoint. The accompanying PDF booklet, Planning A Financial Aid Awareness Program, has a script and hints about hosting a financial aid night. Information is provided to visit the FSA for Counselors web site, which offers information and suggestions for addressing the critical problem of students? lack of information about postsecondary education options. The site provides links to reach student aid guides.
Descriptors: Web Sites, High School Students, High Schools, Scholarships, School Counseling, School Counselors, Higher Education, Financial Aid Applicants, Paying for College, Student Financial Aid
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A