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Financial Aid. What you need to know.

"Financial Aid. What You Need to Know" will help you to navigate your way around the world of Financial Aid so you can potentially save thousands of dollars, and not graduate with an insane amount of student loan debt!

6 Lessons

Course Description

If you expect to be going through the Financial Aid process any time soon this course can help you in a big way!

Are there free resources on the web that you can access instead? Absolutely! But there’s a lot to know and tons of resources online which can become overwhelming for even the best of researchers; which is why this course can help you.

We’ve taken all of the financial aid information that’s most relevant, and then sorted, organized and rewritten it in a way that’s understandable and easy to follow. It’s in a comprehensive and condensed package (course) that will help you to navigate your way through the financial aid process so that you’re aware of the diversity of financial aid opportunities available as well as how to access them.

Keep in mind… education and training after high school is an expensive purchase; you’re buying it so you want the best deal. Educating yourself about the world of financial aid can help you to save thousands of dollars on one of the largest purchases of your life. Educate yourself here!

What's included in the Idea2Career course?

  • 6 Lessons
  • 25 Topics
  • Videos
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Worksheets (© Idea2Career™)
  • Vetted and curated online resources
  • Access on desktop and mobile devices
  • 1 year license

** Content used and referenced throughout this course is direct from the US Department of Education and other sources that are vetted as reputable and reliable.

Who Will Benefit from Idea2Career?

This course benefits:

  • Anyone who will be going to college or a career training school program.
  • Anyone who is supporting, or mentoring someone who is going to college or a career training school program.

Which means it will help:

  • Students
  • Parents
  • Mentors
  • Educators
  • Counselors

Sound like you? Or maybe someone you know?

What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course you’ll have learned:

  • What Financial Aid is and how to access it.
  • The sources of Financial Aid:
    • Federal, state, private
  • The specific types of Financial Aid:
    • Grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, other
  • Forms you’ll need to fill out:
    • FAFSA, state and school specific forms, CSS Profile
  • How schools determine what to offer you for financial aid.
  • How to potentially get more money from a school.
  • … and so much more.

How Long Will It Take?

That depends on you.  Shoot for an hour to go through each lesson, although it’s going to take you quite a bit longer to do the work that some of the lesson’s activities ask you to do (if you choose to do those activities). The amount of time that takes is totally up to you!