Free Library of References and Resources: Education
2010-11 Funding Education Beyond High School: The
Guide to Federal Student Aid
- Updated yearly, the guide explains the federal
student aid process, provides information about
federal student aid programs -- grants, workstudy,and
loans -- and how to apply for them.
All About Direct Loans - Discusses four types of direct student education loans, how much you can borrow, how to apply, how you'll be paid, repayment, and more.
College Preparation Checklist - Use this checklist from Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education to find out what you can do to prepare yourself (or your child) for college. (PDF File)
Diploma Mills: Degrees of Deception - Are you ever tempted by an email or an ad claiming you can 'earn a college degree based...on life experience'? Don’t be, say attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission. (PDF file)
Educational Poster on Water Pollution - This 17" x 11" poster explains where our drinking water comes from, potential threats to the safety of our water, and what is being done to protect it. (PDF file)
Extracurricular Activities: The Afterschool Connection - Extracurricular involvement is a great way to have fun and form friendships. But afterschool activities might also lead to after-school benefits.
Federal Student Aid Grant Programs - The federal government provides grant funds for students attending colleges, including career colleges and universities. Grants, unlike loans, do not have to be repaid. Fact sheet briefly describes major federal student aid grant programs.
Federal Student Aid Loan Programs - Federal student loans usually offer borrowers lower interest rates and have more flexible repayment terms and options than private student loans.
Financial Planning for College - Strategies to help you plan for tuition and fees, along with helpful charts for estimating future costs.
GED Information Bulletin - Explains the content of the GED tests, how to prepare for them, and how to get more information. (PDF file)
My Future, My Way: How to Go, How to Pay -- A Workbook for Students in Middle and Junior High Schools - Information for middle and junior high student students on higher education options, financing, and more, including why it is good to plan early. (PDF file)
National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education - Describes the financial choices and decisions that children should be able to make at various ages. Helps parents and teachers set expectations and get useful resources. Invites high school students to take the National financial Literacy Challenge for college scholarships.
Preparing Your Child for College: Resource Book for Parents - work sheets and checklists to help plan for college academically and financially.
Student Loans: Avoiding Deceptive Offers - How to spot potentially deceptive claims or business practices some private companies may use to get your student loan business. (PDF file)
Walk on the Wild Side: Explore Your Public Lands Activity Book - Go wild with fun activities designed to help children in grades 3-5 learn more about the fish, wildlife, and plants that inhabit America’s public lands.
We the People "Created Equal" Poster - Poster describes how 17 classic books are related to the theme of “all men are created equal.” Books are divided into groups for grades K-3, 4-6, 7-8, and 9-12.
Catch the Spirit: A Student's Guide to Community
Ideas and information on how young people can help
make their community a better place. 15 pp. (2007.
A pdf version is available
National Standards for K-12 Personal Finance Education. Describes the financial choices and decisions that children should be able to make at various ages. Helps parents and teachers set expectations and get useful resources. Invites high school students to take the National Financial Literacy Challenge for college scholarships. 44 pp. (2010. TREA) A pdf version is available
Saving and Investing for Students. A primer to help students get started on a long-term financial plan. This helpful booklet covers the basics by explaining different types of financial products, the realities of risk, why some investments make money and others don’t. 29 pp. (2010. SEC) A pdf version is available
We the People: "A More Perfect Union" poster. Lists classic hardcover books for young readers grades K-12 on the theme of “A More Perfect Union.” 1 pp. (2009. NEH)
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