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Help students evaluate jobs in a variety of fields, some that require 4 years of college and comparable positions that don't with this infographic.
Dive into Econland with the quirky comic book crew to explore how economics is already a part of middle school students’ everyday lives.
Watch this short video to get your bearings in a seemingly endless sea of financial-aid options. Grants, scholarships, loans—you name it—we cover it in this informative clip.
You may be doing all you can to prepare for the price of education after high school, but if your savings, grants, and scholarships aren’t quite enough, do not overlook student loans as a means to gaining the education you need to make the big bucks. In the October 2018 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance, you will learn about student loan basics.
Middle and high school teachers, learn about resources that you can use to teach about exploring careers, investing in human capital, saving for college, completing the FAFSA form, navigating financial aid, and more. All of the resources showcased in this episode of Classroom ECONnections from the Fed are free and available for classroom use.
This publication rockets readers on a journey exploring the decision to pursue higher education. Inside, you'll find information to help you evaluate your education options and the potential returns, plus tips to prepare for the path you choose.
If you save $100 today and can earn 3% interest, how much will you have in 5 years? In 10 years? What if you add $100 a month to the account each month for 5 years at 3% interest? How much will you have? Can you buy a car in 5 years?You could just guess - but this course will help you predict your financial future with much more accuracy.
Suppose that you want to have a certain amount of money in the future—say $25,000 to make a down payment on a home. How much do you have to put away today to achieve that goal? Or, what if you win the lottery—do you take a lump sum payment today or equal payments over the next 26 years? Present value is a tool to help your students make choices like these.
Be educated and informed. Forecast your financial aid with the FAFSA4caster calculator. Find out what percentage of students received federal financial aid in 2012 and see the results of an April 2013 salary survey. Use a calculator to estimate the size of your monthly loan payment and the annual salary required to manage that payment. Learn about the top 75 college destinations with a link to the College Destination Index. Identify some of the reasons students select particular colleges…and more.
Take a stroll through each screen of the online FAFSA to see what information you'll need on hand to complete the application quickly and accurately.