Finding Affordable Colleges – The Big Picture. This course will guide you through some of the important steps that every family should take on their journey to finding affordable colleges and applying for financial aid.
The format of this course includes short video clips, downloadable worksheets, quizzes, and links to important information on each topic.
1. Family Resources – How much can your family pay for college?
2. Estimating Net Price – How much will each target college cost?
3. Applying For Financial Aid – Important Forms, Requirements & Deadlines
4. How to Decode Your Financial Aid Award Letters
5. When and How to Appeal For More Financial Aid
Most lessons include:
Short Video(s) – Required to watch
Downloadable Worksheet(s) – Required to download to your computer and review. Although you are not required to use any worksheets as part of this course, we strongly encourage you to begin completing the worksheets that are applicable to your stage in the college search process.
Links to Recommended Reading – Since this an overview course, a great deal of detailed information is not covered in the lessons. We provide useful links titled Recommended Reading on each topic. Reviewing the additional information is optional, but highly encouraged as it will aid you in better understand how to find affordable schools and complete the financial aid application process.
Quiz – At the end of each lesson there is a short quiz. If you answer a question incorrectly, you will have an opportunity to try again. Once all questions are answered correctly, you may proceed to the next lesson.