Addressing financial issues and planning: Book chapter 2
A significant, but not the only reason, for college attrition is money. Students do not understand how the financial aid process works, the importance of knowing the “sticker price”, or the importance of using all the tools available to help establish a plan for paying for college with the least debt possible
- Student Aid on the Web : Official source for federal student aid programs.
- Financial Aid, College Scholarships and Students Loans : Provides information on a variety of sources.
- College, Education, Financial Aid info : College preparation resources and tools.
- To apply for financial need go to the Federal Student Aid Site and apply for a PIN at pin.ed.gov
- SafeStart : Financial guidance program to make loan repayment easier and more reasonable.
- Money and the College Student : An article concerning debt and college students. Contains links on ways to help manage money and stay out of debt.
- The True Cost of Happiness by Stacey Tisdale : An authentic story of how to manage your money by a Financial Advisor Ranked by Worth Magazine.
- Edvisors (www.edvisors.com) offers resources especially for online colleges.
- Federal Student Aid, U.S. Office of Education (www.fafsa.ed.gov) opens the portal for applying for federal financial aid and begins that process.
- “Get Schooled,” by MTV: https://getschooled.com/dashboard
- Lerner, Michele, “Pre-College Conversation to Have with Your Kids: Who Pays for What,” Daily Finance.com: http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/08/05/precollege-conversations-parents-kids-who-pays-for-what/?a_dgi=aolshare_twitter&goback=%2Egde_78767_member_265203823#%21.
- Vohwinkle, Jeremy, “College Students and Money.” http://financialplan.about.com/cs/college/a/MoneyCollege.htm.