For High School Students

The college search & application process and the transition to the first year can be daunting for students and families. Use a variety of ways to deliver information and support them through this process with monthly action items. Learn how Oregon’s senior year checklists and transition toolkits can be adapted for your school.
This handout can be used with students and families to help debunk common financial aid myths.
This presentation focuses on writing college application essays. It covers the role the essay plays in the college application, what admissions officers are looking for in an applicant, and writing tips to help the student convey who they are to colleges and scholarships. This session includes time for students to brainstorm essay topics and begin their writing process.
This presentation offers options to students who didn’t get into or can’t afford their preferred school so that they can still achieve their educational goals even if their plan to get there has to change.
Second in the Student Loan Series, intended for individuals close to or in their repayment process. This presentation reviews the borrower’s rights and responsibilities, discusses the different repayment options and terms associated with each, and provides strategies and resources for the student considering repayment options or coming out of delinquency or default.
First in the Student Loan Series, intended for individuals considering borrowing. This presentation prepares students to understand the rights and responsibilities of a borrower by explaining the different types of student loans, discussing responsible borrowing, and introducing potential repayment options.
This presentation guides students on how to interpret their award letters so that they can review evaluate and accept a financial aid award package that is best for them. This presentation uses examples of real award letters and models how to read and compare them using guiding questions designed to determine if an award package can offer sustained affordability.
Learn how to successfully make the transition from high school to college. This presentation discusses living situations on and off campus, budgeting techniques to ensure financial aid lasts, study strategies, what to expect from the first year of college and where to turn for help when things do not go as planned.
This presentation provides an overview of the costs of going to college, the different types of financial aid and how to access it. The content and delivery is modified to provide age-appropriate information and activities.
This presentation discusses how scholarships fit into the world of financial aid and covers strategies students can adopt for researching, organizing, applying for and winning them.


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