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Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 2014
Many people wonder where to start when it comes to paying for college. This guide is intended to help answer questions about paying for college. Applying for financial aid is not difficult, but it is important to plan ahead and understand all of the options. This guide provides information about: (1) grants; (2) loans; (3) scholarships; (4)…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Grants, Student Loan Programs
ALA Editions, 2011
Librarians should add this must-have resource to their library's collection to assist patrons in the tough task of applying and paying for college. Whether they are a high school student, already in college, a parent, or an adult returning to school, patrons can use this guide to: (1) Fill out forms for financial aid, loans, and scholarships; (2)…
Descriptors: Reference Materials, Scholarships, Paying for College, Tuition
Robinson, Jenna Ashley – John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy (NJ1), 2009
"College Bound? Make the Right Choices" is the Pope Center's latest tool for improving colleges and universities "from the bottom up" through better choices. Its purpose is to help high school students and their parents become smarter purchasers of higher education. This booklet by Jenna Ashley Robinson helps young people think through what they…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Bound Students, Guides, College Choice
ACT, Inc., 2007
The materials in this College Planning Guide support a 40-50 minute general college planning presentation. It is most effective when delivered to high school juniors (and their parents) in the spring. It can also be used in the fall with seniors or with sophomores and their parents who desire an overview of the college planning process. The…
Descriptors: Planning, Guidelines, High School Students, College Attendance
Arrowood, Janet C. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
There are numerous financial planning and money management handbooks, but few focus on the needs of young adults between 16 and 25 years of age. Colleges and some high schools are increasingly offering courses covering money management, but the materials are more "economics-focused" than "real-world" focused. Young people are huge consumers who…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Money Management, Graduates, Credit (Finance)
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, 2004
This guide to financial aid programs provides Minnesota students with information on types of aid, qualifications, and how to apply. In the first section, "What is Financial Aid," the guide focuses on the purpose of financial aid, the different sources of financial aid, and how to qualify for aid. The second section, "How Do I Apply for Financial…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Work Study Programs, Scholarships, Military Service
Minnesota Higher Education Services Office, 2004
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…
Descriptors: Paying for College, Higher Education, Money Management, Budgeting
Viollt, Michael P. – 2002
This guide explains how to make the most of scholarships, financial aid, and savings, and it reveals lesser-known ways to augment these common resources. The guide is especially useful to families with too much income to qualify for need-based aid, and not enough to pay high tuition rates. The chapters are: (1) "The Three Elements of College…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Intuition, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid)
Rodriguez, Rosana; McCollum, Pam; Diaz-Sanchez, Micaela; Romero, Anna Alicia; Montemayor, Aurelio – 2002
This guide provides a family approach to college planning, with the goal of helping Latino students gain college entrance. Part 1 provides basic information about college, including information about how early parents should begin talking with their children about college, how parents can help their children plan for college, ensuring that…
Descriptors: College Admission, College Bound Students, College Entrance Examinations, College Preparation
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance. – 2000
This pamphlet describes the Hope and Lifetime Learning Education Tax Credits program for students in college or vocational school. It briefly explains what a tax credit is; who is eligible to claim the credit; the difference between Hope credits and other education tax credits; what costs qualify for the credit; what the inflation-adjusted credit…
Descriptors: College Students, Federal Programs, Financial Aid Applicants, Higher Education
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance. – 2000
This guide provides the basic facts about subsidized Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loans (Direct Subsidized Loans) and Federal Direct Unsubsidized Staff/Ford Loans (Direct Unsubsidized Loans) and explains the borrower's rights and responsibilities. It contains tips to help the borrower develop a budget for managing education expenses and financial…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal Government
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance. – 2000
This pamphlet provides basic facts about the U.S. Department of Education's Direct Loan Program for students. These loans include Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loans, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, and Direct Consolidation Loans. The pamphlet's sections are: (1) "The Direct Loan Program: What Is It?";…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Paying for College
Schlachter, Gail Ann; Weber, R. David – 1997
This directory contains information on programs open primarily or exclusively to Asian Americans including scholarships, fellowships, loans, grants, awards, internships, state sources of educational benefits, and general financial aid directories for minorities. The directory is divided into six sections. Within sections, each entry lists program…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Asian Americans, Awards, Eligibility
Schlachter, Gail Ann; Weber, R. David – 1996
This biennial directory of educational services for the disabled and their families lists 1,052 programs, services, and directories designed primarily or exclusively for persons with disabilities and members of their families, sources of state benefits, and other financial aid directories. An introductory section explains the purpose of the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Categorical Aid, Dependents, Disabilities
Witthuhn, Burton O.; And Others – 1997
This book, in a question-and-answer format, poses and discusses 50 questions that high school students who intend to go to college and their parents might ask about preparing for college. Its aim is to help students clarify their goals in applying to college and develop strategies for a college-entry plan. Students are encouraged first to ask what…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Admission, College Applicants, College Bound Students
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