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

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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?

Objectives

  • 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 from the U.S. Department of Education about federal financial aid and/or read about the topic on the department's website or on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) “Know before you owe” tool.
  • Answer questions based on what they learned from these sources.


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Teacher guide

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

Student materials

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

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

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