College: Plan Well and Pay Less

They say you gotta pay to play, and post secondary education is no exception! The sixth and final lesson in a series of college and career readiness activities focuses on the cost of attending a variety of institutions and programs. Learners work together to identify expenses, scholarship opportunities, and long-term financial plans.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Kick off the lesson by asking volunteers to share scholarship opportunities, if they know of any
  • As a large group, introduce the topic of loan default and have a brief discussion about the repercussions of default
Classroom Considerations
  • Take some time to assemble post secondary options in your state to make the lesson as relevant as possible
  • Each pair of students needs Internet access for research
  • The lesson plan contains printables and helpful links
  • Pupils benefit from researching and analyzing cost information on their own
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