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Ch 15: App. A: Education Loans & Scholarships

About This Chapter

The Education Loans & Scholarships appendix of this Focus on Personal Finance Companion Course aligns with the same appendix in the Focus on Personal Finance textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about student loans, scholarships and work-study options.

How It Works:

  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the Education Loans & Scholarships appendix of your textbook.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the education loans and scholarships topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quiz after watching each video lesson to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material, or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the education loans and scholarships covered in the textbook appendix, including:

  • Scholarships
  • Calculating student loans
  • Repayment options
  • Student loan forgiveness programs
  • Avoiding default
  • Work-study programs

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10 Lessons in Chapter 15: App. A: Education Loans & Scholarships
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Finding the Real Cost of College: Tips for Students

1. Finding the Real Cost of College: Tips for Students

Many students think tuition is the only cost they need to worry about when calculating their college budget, but the cost of college goes beyond tuition. This lesson will help you learn to estimate your financial needs when planning your education.

Do I Qualify for Scholarships or Financial Aid?

2. Do I Qualify for Scholarships or Financial Aid?

Financial aid vocabulary and procedures can be difficult to understand. This lesson will help by reviewing the different types of financial aid, how you can determine eligibility and how to maximize your financial aid possibilities.

FAFSA Tips: How to Apply for Financial Aid

3. FAFSA Tips: How to Apply for Financial Aid

Given the consistent rise in college tuition, finding ways to pay for college is on the forefront of every student's mind. Applying for college funding through the ''Federal Student Aid'' office is one of the easiest ways to begin. Listen to this lesson to find out how to get started with your Free Application for Federal Student Aid and be on your way to paying for college.

Applying for Scholarships at Your College

4. Applying for Scholarships at Your College

Scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers ways to find individual school-sponsored scholarships and tips for increasing your odds of winning scholarships.

Applying for Private Scholarships

5. Applying for Private Scholarships

Private scholarships award the recipient with financial aid that does not have to be repaid. This lesson covers some of the ways to find private scholarships as well as tips for increasing your odds of winning private scholarships.

Types of Student Loans: Stafford, Perkins, PLUS

6. Types of Student Loans: Stafford, Perkins, PLUS

The cost of higher education is on the rise, and student loans can be an excellent resource to help pay for college. This lesson will discuss three types of student loans and end with a short quiz.

Calculating Monthly Student Loan Payments

7. Calculating Monthly Student Loan Payments

In this lesson, we will discuss how student loans work and how they are calculated. We will also talk about the plans you should make to save money by paying your loan back sooner than what the payment schedule says.

Student Loan Repayment Options

8. Student Loan Repayment Options

Most students have to rely on loans in order to help pay for college. This lesson explores the many options available to students for repaying those loans.

Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: Definition & Options

9. Student Loan Forgiveness Programs: Definition & Options

Student loan forgiveness programs help make higher education affordable by erasing some or all loan debt. This lesson will discuss the ins and outs of student loan forgiveness programs and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.

Understanding Your Work-Study Options

10. Understanding Your Work-Study Options

Work-study programs can help you finance your education and gain work experience for your resume. This lesson discusses work-study options, eligibility requirements, application procedures, and restrictions.

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