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Career and Education Path: Full-Length Virtual Lesson
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Supplementals, Videos
Role:
Parent/Guardian, Student/Learner, Volunteer/Presenter
This video is one part of a series created for self-guided learning. It covers how to identify skills sets to match with a career--and how to determine the education necessary to pursue a certain career.

This video will also help you: map out future career objectives, explore multiple positions within a career, determine the educational requirements and salary range for a particular career, research schools with specialty programs, and becoming a well-rounded job candidate.
(2019)
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Pathways
Comparing Schools and Costs: Full-Length Virtual Lesson
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Supplementals, Videos
Role:
Parent/Guardian, Student/Learner
This video is one part of a series created for self-guided learning. It covers how to navigate potential schools in relation to your career aspirations and budget.

This video will help you: research salary averages based on education/career aspirations, learn the total cost of schools, compare future expenses against salary, and determine the return on investment of college.
(2019)
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Pathways
Financing College: Full-Length Virtual Lesson
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Supplementals, Videos
Role:
Parent/Guardian, Student/Learner
This video is one part of a series created for self-guided learning. It offers an exploration of the complex maze of financial decisions--from loan agreements to household budgeting to choosing a career.

This video will also help: explore the different options for paying for college; review college loans along with their payback terms; and learn the basics of the FAFSA application form.
(2019)
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Pathways
Pathways - All Documents
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
All Documents
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Presenter's Guide
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Presenter Guides
Role:
Educator/Host, Parent/Guardian, Volunteer/Presenter
This Presenter's Guide provides direction for delivering all points within the lesson.

Use this guide for its detailed directions on how to deliver the lessons and utilize the accompanying Participant Guide, Poster, PowerPoint Slides and additional online resources. This covers icebreakers, setting the stage, and delivery of information to your high school and college-age learners.
(Revised 2019)
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Learner's Workbook
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Workbooks
Role:
Student/Learner
This workbook aids learners in mapping out scenarios presented with their own personal goals as they relate to broader topics of college, career, and loan options.

Deepen engagement and reinforce lessons covered with this interactive 16-page workbook, covering: financing college, consolidating loans, financing comparison, post-graduation, and types of student aid.
(Revised 2019)
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Learner's Interactive Workbook
Learner Level:
High School
Resource type:
Virtual Learning, Workbooks
Role:
Student/Learner
This workbook aids learners in mapping out scenarios presented with their own personal goals and aspirations.

Deepen engagement and reinforce lessons covered with this interactive six-page workbook that begins with an opportunity for the learner to list goals in education, career, major purchases, having a family, travel, and retirement. Subsequent pages build on these personalized goals and how to achieve them through education and loans.
(2020)
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Learner's Poster
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Handouts, Supplementals
Role:
Student/Learner
This poster displays important markers along the post-high school path to success.

Engage your learners with this colorful poster. One side of the poster features "Pathways to Success," displaying in bullet points how career, education, and subsequent debt can shape your path. The other side is a larger visual of a five-step roadmap for plotting out decisions for career and college.
(Revised 2019)
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PowerPoint Presentation - Career & Education Path
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Presentation Decks
Role:
Volunteer/Presenter
Capture learners' attention and encourage their participation with our PowerPoint presentation deck. Presenter notes and sample scripts are also included to help you prepare and deliver lessons with confidence.

This PowerPoint Presentation explores how to identify skill sets and interests that further career objectives; explore the multiple positions available within a desired career; review salary ranges; determine education requirements necessary for desired position; research schools that specialize in programs that advance career objectives; understand the importance of extracurricular activities, volunteerism, etc.
(Revised 2019)
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PowerPoint Presentation - Comparing Schools & Costs
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Presentation Decks
Role:
Volunteer/Presenter
Capture learners' attention and encourage their participation with our PowerPoint presentation deck. Presenter notes and sample scripts are also included to help you prepare and deliver lessons with confidence.

This PowerPoint Presentation explores how to research average salaries based on education and specific career aspirations; learn the total cost of school and the difference between sticker price and net price; and compare total post-secondary expenses versus out-of-school annual salary, and calculate the return on investment.
(Revised 2019)
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PowerPoint Presentation - Financing College
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Presentation Decks
Role:
Volunteer/Presenter
Capture learners' attention and encourage their participation with our PowerPoint presentation deck. Presenter notes and sample scripts are also included to help you prepare and deliver lessons with confidence.

This PowerPoint Presentation explores the different options available to pay for college; reviews available college loans, various interest accumulation methods, and pay-back options; covers FAFSA basics and where to find additional support in completing the application; and covers how to compare financial aid packages.
(Revised 2020)
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PowerPoint Presentation - Managing Debt Accumulation
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Presentation Decks
Role:
Volunteer/Presenter
Capture learners' attention and encourage their participation with our PowerPoint presentation deck. Presenter notes and sample scripts are also included to help you prepare and deliver lessons with confidence.

This PowerPoint Presentation explores how student debt accumulation relates to post-college finances; how to budget to limit student debt accumulation; how to spend and save money more wisely; and strategies for managing education expenses while still in school.
(Revised 2019)
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PowerPoint Presentation - Managing Debt After College
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Presentation Decks
Role:
Volunteer/Presenter
Capture learners' attention and encourage their participation with our PowerPoint presentation deck. Presenter notes and sample scripts are also included to help you prepare and deliver lessons with confidence.

This PowerPoint Presentation explores post-college living expenses; creating a budget for post-college life; options for loan restructuring and consolidation; and setting long-term financial goals that incorporate saving and debt management.
(Revised 2019)
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Financing College Handout - Aid At a Glance
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Handouts, Supplementals
Role:
Student/Learner
This handout aids learners in reviewing all types of federal student aid, as well as further resources to explore.

Deepen engagement and reinforce lessons with this two-page handout outlining how to apply for aid, as well as the federal grants, loans, and work-study available.
(Revised 2020)
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Financing College Handout - Federal Grant Programs
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Supplementals
Role:
Student/Learner
This handout aids learners in reviewing grant terminology, as well as further resources to explore.

Deepen engagement and reinforce lessons with this handout outlining Pell Grants, TEACH grants, and service grants.
(Revised 2020)
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Financing College Handout - Federal Loan Programs
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Handouts, Supplementals
Role:
Student/Learner
This handout aids learners in reviewing loan terminology, as well as further resources to explore.

Deepen engagement and reinforce lessons with this two-page handout covering direct subsidized and unsubsidized loans; direct plus loans; and federal student loans versus private student loans.
(Revised 2020)
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Managing Debt After College Handout - Repaying Your Loans
Learner Level:
High School, Postsecondary
Resource type:
Handouts, Supplementals
Role:
Student/Learner
This handout aids learners in reviewing all types of federal student aid, as well as further resources to explore.

Deepen engagement and reinforce lessons with this nine-page handout outlining, with a checklist, how to repay federal student loans, and the different options for payment plans.
(Revised 2018)
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