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This presentation showcases family events in Blaine. Passport to Summer is an event for families to learn about summer opportunities to keep their children engaged in academics.
This diagram can be used with NELA/USA Funds' Understanding and Comparing Financial Aid Packages presentation.
In this workshop, students will explore multiple facets of their identity and discuss how elements of these identities are or can-be consistent with going to college. Students will learn about how going to college can support communities with which they identify. This is an interactive and reflective workshop that allows students to journal about their hopes and fears about college, what their lives will be like in college, and how they can get there.
This handout can be used with NELA/USA Funds' Understanding and Comparing Financial Aid Packages presentation. It 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 helps students learn the basics of budgeting so they can make the most of their student aid dollars. This presentation discusses how financial aid is disbursed; the decisions students can make to shrink their cost of attendance, strategies for using free or low cost resources around them, and how to manage their financial aid dollars responsibly.
A quick "wake me up" activity.
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