College Financing Information for Teens, 2nd Ed

Teen Finance Series

College Financing Information for Teens, 2nd Ed

Web Price: $62.00

The U.S. Department of Education awards about $100 billion a year in grants, work-study assistance, and low-interest loans, and the amount of the federal Pell grant has increased. However, in spite of these options for federal aid, many teens feel overwhelmed by the vast amount of information they need to absorb in order to plan, pay for, and attend college.

College Financing Information for Teens, 2nd 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.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents
for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in College Financing Information for Teens, 2nd Edition.

Part One: Preparing for College explains steps that can be taken as early as the eighth grade to maximize the options available after high school graduation. Information on the various types of standardized tests associated with applying for college is included.

Part Two: Your Role as an Education Consumer helps students understand the choices involved when making decisions about higher education. It explains the differences in costs between public and private institutions and discusses different types of colleges, vocational schools, online education, and study abroad.

Part Three: Saving for College answers questions about various tools available to help families save for college expenses. It also considers the advantages and disadvantages of working during college.

Part Four: Financial Aid and the Federal Government discusses the process of applying for federal grants, loans, or work-study aid; options for loan repayment, including circumstances under which a loan can be deferred or cancelled; and federal tax credits for postsecondary education.

Part Five: Other Sources of Financial Aid includes information about scholarships, institutional loans, financial assistance through government service (i.e., the military, the Peace Corps, and AmeriCorps), and sources of aid for certain special categories, including those with disabilities.

Part Six: If You Need More Information offers directories of financial aid resources and state higher education agencies.

Standard Features

  • Library binding
  • New trim size – 7 1/4 x 9 1/4
  • Accessible organization—generous use of headings
  • Charts and tables aid comprehension of statistical data
  • Callout boxes highlight important information, define terms, or summarize chapter content
  • Resource directories with contact information guide further research
  • Comprehensive index
  • Updated cover and interior page design