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Publications


Choosing a College Choosing a College

It is important for students to ask themselves hard questions in order to find the place they will thrive. This booklet describes the methods a student can use to find their best fit college in Minnesota.

Available for print order in late September or early October



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Choosing A College, Institution Profiles Choosing A College, Institution Profiles

This booklet allows students to compare important facts to explore your best fit college in Minnesota.

Available for print order in late September or early October.



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Choosing A College, Institution Programs Choosing A College, Institution Programs

This booklet allows students to explore program offerings at institutions around Minnesota.

Available for print order in late September or early October.



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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) & MN Dream Act Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) & MN Dream Act

Financial Aid paperwork does not have to be complicated! This booklet describes the details of filling out the FAFSA and applying for the Minnesota Dream Act. This book also describes the procedures, eligibility, and factors in the financial aid process.

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Financial Aid Basics Financial Aid Basics

An overview of the application process for financial aid. This booklet includes the steps and types to obtain educational aid in Minnesota.

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Grants & Scholarships (Free Money) Grants & Scholarships (Free Money)

There is student aid you do not need to repay. This booklet outlines the many types of financial aid available that students do not need to repay and how to obtain that support.

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Minnesota College Savings Plan Minnesota College Savings Plan

Provides basic information about Minnesota's state-sponsored 529 college savings plan for parents of young children.

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Or download an enrollment kit.



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SELF Loan: Investing in Education SELF Loan: Investing in Education

Describes the Student Educational Loan Fund (SELF), a non-need-based state loan program.

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Reducing Textbook Costs Reducing Textbook Costs

Lists a variety of strategies that college students, faculty and college staff can use to reduced the cost of college textbooks.



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Student Loans & Consumer Protection Student Loans & Consumer Protection

Both federal and state loans are options when it comes to paying for college. This booklet provides insight to those different options, how to apply, and what to look out for.

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Curriculum Workbooks & Guides

 

Financing Your Future Financing Your Future

Helps sixth-grade students become financially literate and understand how to save and pay for postsecondary education.



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Financing Your Future Parent Guide Financing Your Future Parent Guide

Eight-page activity guide available in English and Spanish.



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Great College Mystery The Great College Mystery

Helps fifth grade students explore their higher education options. Also available is an educator's guide.



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Great College Mystery Parent Guide The Great College Mystery Parent Guide

Eight-page activity guide available in English and Spanish.



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Parent's Guide to Paying for College A Parent's Guide to Paying for College

Covers the basics about paying for college. Available in English and Spanish.



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Parent's Guide to Preparing Your Student for College A Parent's Guide to Preparing Your Student for College

Help parents guide their student on the path to college. Available in English and Spanish.



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What Will I Be? What Will I Be?

Helps fourth grade students learn about goal setting and self-esteem, and ties skills and interests to career choices.



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What Will I Be? Parent Guide What Will I Be? Parent Guide

Eight-page activity guide available in English and Spanish.



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Within My Reach Within My Reach

Helps middle school students explore their interests and talents, relate those to possible careers options and discover how to use high school to achieve their college dreams.



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Handouts

 Admissions Policies

 Beware of Scholarships Scams

 College Preparation & Admissions Tests

 Completing the FAFSA Flow Chart

 Does Saving for College Affect Financial Aid?

 Dual Enrollment Infographic

 Earn College Credit in High School

 EFC, Pell Grant & State Grant by Income and Household Size Chart

 Factors That Affect Financial Aid

 Federal Higher Education Tax Benefits

 Financial Aid for Graduate Students

 Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid

 If your family's income has been reduced

 Impact of Marital Status on the FAFSA

 MnSCU Two-Year Occupational Grant Pilot Program

 Parents' College Planning Guide

 The Sooner the Better

 Special Guidance on Dependency Status and Parental Information on the FAFSA

 Student Loan Comparison Chart

 Student's College Planning Guide

 Student Loan Advice

 Tips for Completing the FAFSA

 Tips for Writing Application Essays

 Useful Higher Education Web Sites List



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Checklists

 Campus Visit Checklist

 Choosing the Right College Checklist

 Evaluate Online Education Checklist



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Worksheets

 College Application Worksheet

 College Comparison Worksheet

 Financial Aid Package Comparison Worksheet



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Posters


7 Ways to Pay for College poster 7 Ways to Pay for College poster


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Take Charge of Your Future poster - English Take Charge of Your Future poster - English


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Take Charge of Your Future poster - Spanish Take Charge of Your Future poster - Spanish


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