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Learning how federal financial aid can help you pay for higher education


After watching a video describing basic types of federal financial aid, students answer content-based questions about financial planning for college.

Big idea

You have a choice about how you pay for your education. Federal financial aid is one option that can help you reach your education goals.

Essential questions

  • What are the ways the federal government can help me pay for college?
  • How do these payment methods impact my finances?


  • Analyze various types of federal financial aid
  • Evaluate how the ways to pay for college relate to our finances

What students will do

  • Watch a video about federal financial aid and/or read about the topic on selected U.S. Government websites.
  • Answer questions based on what they learned from these sources.

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.