ERIC Number: ED483839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Financing Your Future: Journey to Your Dreams. Get Ready!
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office
This document is a user-friendly student workbook which teaches students how to save money so that they will be able to afford college. It guides six fictional students through chapters about how to earn, save, and budget their money. It makes the connection between having college as a goal, preparing for it financially over the long term, and having the ability to pay for it. Chapters on banking, debt, the cost of college, kinds of colleges and how to choose a college provides students and parents of color, low income, or no previous post-secondary education with the information that will help encourage and prepare them to complete high school and pursue post-secondary education. The Get Ready! program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education under GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) with matching funds from the state of Minnesota. A glossary of terms is included.
Descriptors: Paying for College, Higher Education, Money Management, Budgeting, College Bound Students, Banking, Credit (Finance), Debt (Financial), Student Costs, Student Financial Aid
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, Saint Paul, MN 55108-5227. Tel: 651-642-0567; Tel: 800-657-3866 (Toll Free); e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.mheso.state.mn.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Parents; Students
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, St. Paul.