eBook College Financing Information for Teens, 3rd Edition

  • Keith Jones
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  • ISBN-10: 0780815483
  • ISBN-13: 9780780815483
  • DDC: 378.3
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade +
  • 400 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Overview

This new third edition explains college costs and describes practical steps middle and high school students can take to begin preparing themselves for future challenges. It discusses choosing among different types of colleges and vocational schools, explains what’s involved in applying for and receiving federal financial aid, and describes other sources of aid.

Table of Contents

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