College Financing Information For Teens: Tips For A Successful Financial Life: Including Facts About Planning, Saving, And Paying For Postsecondary Education, 2nd Edition

  • Karen Bellenir
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  • ISBN-10: 0780812166
  • ISBN-13: 9780780812161
  • DDC: 378.30973
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - College Senior
  • 387 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released November 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Provides information for teens about planning, saving, and paying for post-secondary education, with facts about government aid, private loans and scholarships, and other sources of financial assistance.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Preparing for College.
2: Assessing Yourself and Your Future.
3: Getting Ready for College.
4: Taking College Preparatory Courses.
5: Colleges Care about Your Extracurricular Activities.
6: Taking Standardized Tests.
7: Your Role as an Education Consumer.
8: The Value of Education.
9: Understanding College Costs.
10: Traditional College Options.
11: Online Education.
12: Searching for a College.
13: Choosing a College.
14: Study Abroad.
15: Saving for College.
16: Reasons to Save for College.
17: Ways to Save for College.
18: Section 529 Plans.
19: Coverdell Education Savings Accounts.
20: Custodial Accounts and Trusts.
21: Working During College.
22: Other Ways to Save for College.
23: Financial Aid and The Federal Government.
24: An Overview of Federal Aid for Students.
25: Applying for Federal Student Aid.
26: Understanding The Expected Family Contribution.
27: Federal Education Grants.
28: Federal Student Loans.
29: Repaying Federal Student Loans.
30: Deferring (Postponing) Repayment of Federal Student Loans.
31: Loan Cancellation (Forgiveness) of Federal Student Loans.
32: Federal Work Study and Education for Unemployed Workers Programs.
33: Education Tax Credits.
34: Other Sources of Financial Aid.
35: Finding a Scholarship.
36: Avoiding Scholarship Scams.
37: The Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship Program.
38: The Nursing Scholarship Program.
39: The National Health Service Corps Scholarship.
40: College-Bound Athletes.
41: College Funding for Students with Disabilities.
42: Institutional Education Grants.
43: Private Education Loans.
44: AmeriCorps Education Awards.
45: The Peace Corps Offers Leadership Experience and Financial Benefits.
46: Military Service and Education Benefits.
47: If You Need More Information.
48: Directory of Financial Aid Resources.
49: Directory of State Higher Education Agencies.