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Visit our booth in the Education Building at the Minnesota State Fair to receive a copy of our most recent publications. They will be available to order after September 1, 2014.

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Publications

 
 Choosing a College

Profiles two- and four-year degree-granting Minnesota colleges and universities and features a program grid to help students identify programs that interest them.

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 Financial Aid Basics

Summarizes key financial aid information and serves as a good introduction to paying for college. Available in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Somali.

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 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.


 Paying for College

Describes federal and state financial aid programs, how to qualify and apply for aid, and whom to contact about financial aid at most of Minnesota's postsecondary institutions.

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 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

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


 

Curriculum Workbooks & Guides

 
 Financing Your Future

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



 Financing Your Future Parent Guide

Eight-page activity guide available in English and Spanish.



 The Great College Mystery

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



 The Great College Mystery Parent Guide

Eight-page activity guide available in English and Spanish.


 A Parent's Guide to Paying for College

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



 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.


 What Will I Be?

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


 What Will I Be? Parent Guide

Eight-page activity guide available in English and Spanish.


 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.



 

Handouts

 Admissions Policies

 Beware of Scholarships Scams

 Child Care Assistance for Postsecondary Education Students

 College Preparation & Admissions Tests

 Completing the FAFSA Flow Chart

 Does Saving for College Affect Financial Aid?

 Earn College Credit in High School

 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

 Parents' College Planning Guide

 Reduced Out-of-State Tuition Options

 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

 

 

Checklists

 Campus Visit Checklist

 Choosing the Right College Checklist

 Evaluate Online Education Checklist

 

 

Worksheets

 College Application Worksheet

 College Comparison Worksheet

 Financial Aid Package Comparison Worksheet

 

Posters

 7 Ways to Pay for College poster

 Take Charge of Your Future poster - English

 Take Charge of Your Future poster - Spanish