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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)
Ifill, Roberto M.; McPherson, Michael S. – Lumina Foundation for Education, 2004
Since the early 1980s, college tuitions have soared, and state and federal governments have sought new ways to help students and families meet the costs of attendance. Annual state and federal appropriations to traditional student aid programs have more than doubled in the past two decades. In addition, the federal government created the Hope…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Eligibility, Federal Government, Paying for College
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
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
Department of Education, Washington, DC. – 1989
The guide describes federal student financial aid programs and how to apply for them. First, general steps for finding out about financial aid are outlined. General information on student aid from the United States Department of Education is then provided, including explanations of student eligibility requirements, financial need, dependency…
Descriptors: College Students, Eligibility, Federal Programs, Financial Aid Applicants
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, Washington, DC. – 1997
This paper assesses the likely impact of proposed changes in the Office of Postsecondary Education's method of calculating parental base-year income on determining eligibility for student financial aid. In examining applicant data the study concludes that the change to use of prior, prior year (PPY) income is not a good proxy for the current prior…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Finance, Eligibility, Family Financial Resources
Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Olympia. – 1990
This handbook on obtaining college financial aid for students in the state of Washington offers step-by-step instructions for applying for aid and a reference guide to state, federal, and institutional types of aid available. A first section describes how to begin and introduces the book. A following section details the general considerations in…
Descriptors: College Applicants, College Bound Students, College Students, Federal Programs
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. – 1989
This guide is for parents of students in Missouri who are planning further education or training after high school. After a letter of introduction to parents from the Missouri Commissioner of Education and a brief overview of the importance of planning for advanced education, it provides checklists of planning activities for students during 9th…
Descriptors: Admissions Counseling, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Preparation
Lovell, Susan, Ed. – 1983
A step-by-step guide to paying for college is presented that tells how and where to apply for financial aid, lists expenses at 3,200 schools and colleges, and shows how to estimate financial need. The book also describes how a student can manage money more effectively in order to live on a limited budget; tells how some students and families…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Check Lists, College Applicants, Comparative Analysis
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. – 1983
Comprehensive information about types of postsecondary institutions and the entrance process is presented, with special consideration given to the special needs of American students overseas. The guidelines may also be useful to non-Americans educated in overseas schools who seek further study in the United States. Advantages and drawbacks to…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Environment
American Legion, Indianapolis, IN. Americanism and Children's Youth Div. – 1988
This handbook of sources of financial aid for postsecondary education provides information on the following topics: (1) introduction (general information for the student, planning for the future, and a "do list" for parents and students); (2) American Legion educational aids (a detailed table of data on financial assistance offered by…
Descriptors: Career Planning, College Applicants, College Preparation, Cooperative Education
Dennis, Marguerite J. – 1986
Guidelines for a student financial counseling and debt management program from high school through graduate school are provided. A brief history on government aid for postsecondary education and student loan default is included. Publications and other ways that can help students make career decisions are identified. A plan for meeting tuition,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Bound Students, College Graduates, College Students
Alaska State Commission on Postsecondary Education, Juneau. – 1988
Pertinent information about the Alaska Student Loan Program is summarized. The topics covered include: purpose of the program; terms; questions and answers concerning loan amounts, application procedures and repayment; a payment reminder including a schedule of payments; the Alaska student loan statutes; and the Alaska student loan regulations.…
Descriptors: Financial Aid Applicants, Financial Needs, Higher Education, Income Contingent Loans