ONLINE VIDEO COURSE
Course Length = 3 hours & 23 min
"I took the time to research what you need to know on how to start college, apply for college financial aid, repay student loans & avoid default. With 10 instructional lessons over 3 hours, I am confident you will feel empowered to tackle this life skill".
Dr. Linda Barthelus / Life Skills Instructor & Mentor
What Will You Learn in This Course?
Lesson 1: What is college?
Regional accreditation vs other accreditation, 3 types of post-secondary institutions, different levels of formal education
Lesson 2: What is offered in college?
Types of courses & services offered in college, common terms, typical academic learning periods, & more
Lesson 3: How to prepare for college
Types of college students & enrollment status, ways to attend college, preparing for entrance exams, how to apply for federal student aid
Lesson 4: Starting college
Creating a checklist before starting college, how to keep textbook costs low, common dangers on college campuses & success tips
Lesson 5: Common college expenses
How to calculate tuition based on number of credits, calculating charges per term & ways to pay for college
Lesson 6: Federal student aid & the process
What federal student aid (college financial aid) is, understanding the student aid report, what is an EFC & how the federal student aid process work
Lesson 7: Federal student aid & key steps
The purpose of the award letter, types of federal student aid awards, selected for verification, pending versus posted federal student aid, & much more
Lesson 8: What are federal student loans?
Types of student loans, student loan borrowing process, difference between federal & private student loans & consolidating student loans
Lesson 9: Repaying student loans
Types of repayment plans, student loan forgiveness programs, discharging & cancelling student loans
Lesson 10: Avoiding & getting out of default
How to avoid default, different options if unable to repay federal student loans, how to get out (rehabilitate) of default & how to dispute student loan issues
4 Main Benefits of Learning This Skill
The ABCs of Starting & Paying for College
This life skill is very necessary for your adult life because attaining a college education is one way to help ensure a stable financial future. However, the choices you make during that period in your life can have long lasting effects... positive and/or negative.
This course will help you in a way that is easy for you to understand so you can face this life skill with confidence and avoid costly mistakes.
We did the research for you
There are alot of information about college and how to pay for it online and via college representatives. We took the time to compile the most relevant information you need in your search for a college, how to pay for expenses, clear step by step on the federal student loan process, why to avoid private student loans & more...all in a concise and easy to understand format.
Minimize your fears about college
Many former college students find themselves burden with student loan debt & future students are scared in of rising college costs...this course addresses those fears by providing specific instructions on the college preparation process, applying for federal student aid and repaying any student loans successfully.
Effectively manage the student loans you borrow
You get very specific guidance on how student loans work, both federal & private loans, the different terms & repayment plans available and if in default-how to get out.
Empowered to take this major step towards starting life on your own
With solid knowledge on how to search for the college that best fits your needs, taking entrance exams or avoiding them, calculate tuition & other college expenses, keeping your costs of attendance low, borrowing & repaying student loans... you will feel confident to tackle all that college has to offer.
Got the college course and its well worth it...will be starting college soon & the thought of student loan debt scared me...the course answered alot of questions I had- better than my high school counselor.
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