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Lesson Plans
  1. Student Loan Advisor (Kantrowitz)
      Calculates how much loan debt a student can reasonably assume, based on field of study.

Lists
  1. College Financial Aid (Collegiate Choice)
      Provides an annotated list of resources for college planning and financial aid.

  2. Financial Aid Information (FinAid.com)
      Provides information on loans and similar support for college.

  3. Internships (Internships.com)
      Provides sources of information on internships for college students, by state. 6-01

  4. Internships (Internshipships-USA.com)
      Provides information on internships for college, especially for law students. 6-01

  5. Scholarship Search (FastWeb.com)
      Provides a search engine. 10-09

  6. Student Financial Assistance (U.S. Department of Education)
      Provides sources of informaton for financial assistance for college. 10-09

  7. Student Loans Under New Federal Program (Time.com)
      Provides information on loans with limited ceilings on repayment. 06-12

Materials
  1. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (U.S. Department of Education)
      Provides an online form for FASFA, required by many colleges as part of a financial aid request package. 1-00

  2. Loan Finder (eStudent Loan)
      Provides a search engine for finding government or private loans for college. 5-00

  3. Scholarship and Financial Aid Searcher (FastWeb)
      Searches for scholarships from a database of over 400,00 scholarships, according to the site.

  4. Scholarships Finder (Scholarships Today)
      Provides a search engine for finding scholarships. Reports that over 6,000 funding sources are available through the search engine. 5-00

News
  1. -01-16-09 Surprising Causes of Tuition Hikes (U.S. News)
      "Why has college tuition been rising so high and fast? Will college costs ever drop back to more affordable levels?"

      "Those questions have been frustrating parents and students for years. A new report provides some surprising answers that will, unfortunately, probably only frustrate and anger them even more. At public colleges, tuition has generally been driven up by rising spending on administrators, student support services, and the need to make up for reductions in government subsidies, according to a report issued by the Delta Cost Project, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C." 01-09

  2. -02-02-09 Federal Help for Student Loans (U.S. News)
      "A new federal program starting this fall promises relief and hope for millions of students and recent graduates burdened with big federal educational debts. Starting July 1, those with federal student loans can ask the government to limit their monthly payments on their federal student loans to less than 15 percent of their income. Many of those who qualify for the new Income-Based Repayment (IBR) program will pay much less than that." 02-09

  3. -09-08-07 Senate Passs Bill to Boost Student Aid (CBS News)
      "Congress sent President Bush legislation Friday to boost financial aid for college students by cutting some $20 billion in government subsidies to banks that make student loans." 09-07

Papers
  1. Financial Aid for College (US Dept Ed)
  2. Finding Affordable Online Colleges (AffordableCollegesOnline.org)
      " In 2013, seven million colleges students — nearly 50 percent of all those enrolled — took at least one online class, with an estimated 20 percent earning an entire degree program remotely. The Sloan Consortium reports that 74 percent of today’s academic leaders rate the educational outcomes of online learning as equal to or superior to those of face-to-face systems. More recruiters than ever before are embracing online credentials." Allows you to search by degree level, state, category, or subject.

  3. Finding Affordable Online Colleges for Students With Disabilities (AffordableCollegesOnline.org)
      " In 2013, seven million colleges students — nearly 50 percent of all those enrolled — took at least one online class, with an estimated 20 percent earning an entire degree program remotely. The Sloan Consortium reports that 74 percent of today’s academic leaders rate the educational outcomes of online learning as equal to or superior to those of face-to-face systems. More recruiters than ever before are embracing online credentials." Allows you to search by degree level, state, category, or subject. Provides a guide for students with disabilities.

  4. Grants and other Financial Support for College (SchoolGrantsBlog.com)
      "The basic principle here is that anyone who can demonstrate “financial need” is eligible for a grant. However, what financial need means differs somewhat from grant to grant." 01-11

  5. How to Fix Tuition Rates (U.S. News)
      "The economic tumult of recent years not only forced many colleges to push tuition higher, but wiped out many of the tools that promised protection against that tuition inflation. Luckily, parents or students interested in avoiding future tuition increases still have several options...." 05-10

  6. How to Go to Medical School for Free (U.S. News)
      "A growing number of government agencies, universities, and charities are trying to ease the burden of medical school by offering free or nearly free rides." 07-08

  7. I Have a Dream Program for College Tuition (CBS News)
      "It's been 23 years since wealthy New York businessman Eugene Lang told a class of sixth-graders in Harlem that if they made it through high school, he'd help pay for their college education."

      "There are now programs in 76 schools and housing projects. So far, more than 13,000 kids have been promised college tuition." 5-04

  8. Loans - Government Stafford Loans (StaffordLoans.com)
      Provides resources for student loans, especially the Stafford Loan. Also provides information on Parent PLUS loans, 529 Savings Plans, FAFSA, graduate school loans, Student Loan Consolidation, and more. Visitors sometimes misspell as FASFA. 1-04

  9. Nellie Mae Student Loan Program
      "Nellie Mae can help you make sense of student loans. We'll show you the student loans you may be eligible for and the details on them." 10-09

  10. Paying for College (U.S. News)
      "Fewer than 3 percent of all the colleges in the country promise that they will award enough financial aid to meet the full financial needs of admitted students in 2010." 02-10

  11. Private Student Loans (PrivateStudentLoans.com)
      "Private student loans help 'fill the gap' in your financial aid package. Private loans allow you to borrow the difference between what Federal aid can cover, and the true cost of your education."

      "Private loan funds can be used to pay for tuition, supplies, housing, and more."

  12. Scholarships and Funds for College (American Educational Guidance Center)
      Provides email addresses and Web pages for colleges by state. Includes information on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions.

  13. Scholarships and Loans (American Education and Guidance Center - Rosenfield)
      Provides resources for scholarships and loans for college.

  14. Science Talent Search (Intel)
      Provides information on Intel's scholarships in science. Top award is for 50,000 dollars.

  15. Student Mistakes With Financial Aid (U.S. News)
      "A new study detailing students' financial blunders raises concerns that many undergraduates are jeopardizing their academic success because they haven't first learned how to manage money. The study suggests that for these students to navigate the befuddling financial aid process successfully, they might need to begin with learning financial basics like the difference between needs and wants, the benefits of saving, and the effects of compounding interest." 08-08

   
   


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