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Getting Into College Important Information – Part 5 October 30th, 2008 7:30 PM <a href="/high-school-theatre-festival-guide-2012-this-complete-guide-ha.html">Orange High School Cafeteria</a>

Getting Into College Important Information – Part 5 October 30th, 2008 7:30 PM Orange High School Cafeteria


Table of Contents

  • 1. Newsletters and Other Information
  • 2. Calculators
  • 3. Internet Resources
  • 4. Should I Borrow for School or Work More
  • 5. Internet Resources – Homework
  • 6. Internet Resources – Exploring Careers
  • 7. Internet Resources – Planning For College
  • 8. Internet Resources – Choosing Your College
  • 9. Internet Resources – Applying To College
  • 10. Internet Resources – Paying For College
  • 11. Internet Resources – Managing Your Money
  • 12. Internet Resources – Getting Hired
  • 13. Internet Resources – State Education Resources
  • 14. Internet Resources – Managing Credit and Debt
  • 15. Internet Resources – Repaying Your Student Loan
  • 16. Internet Resources – Loan Forgiveness
  • 17. Internet Resources – PDF Handouts
  • 18. FAQ’s
  • 19. College Success Stories

Newsletters and Other Information

  • AIEmail E-newsletter
  • Read the weekly e-newsletter of AIE published for high school students, parents, and educators.
  • Every week AIEmail gives you up-to-date information on events, news, advice, deadline reminders, and more. It has everything a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or parent or a counselor needs to help plan for college. Subscribe now!
  • Recent issue Featured article
  • Jul 21, 2008
  • Bringing the past to life History may seem like a dry subject when you're reading it out of textbooks, but summertime brings lots of opportunities to make it more lively. If you are taking a summer vacation, do a bit of research to learn about the history of the place you are visiting.
  • Jul 14, 2008
  • Broaden your horizons: Learning about art Look at some different types of art - modern, landscape, portrait - and note the differences. Get a better understanding of what you like and what you don't like about artistic styles and methods.
  • Jul 7, 2008
  • Science by the sea: Learning about nature at the beach Are you taking a family vacation to the beach this year? The ocean offers a variety of opportunities to learn about science in a fun way.
  • Jun 30, 2008
  • A wider view: The value of other perspectives Have you ever wondered what other people think, or how they think? By understanding where other people are coming from and stepping out of your comfort zone, you can begin to see things in a different light.


  • Calculators
  • AIE's calculators are designed to help determine the costs associated with higher education.
  • Loan Calculator
  • Graduation Planning Calculator
  • Net Earnings Calculator
  • In School Budget Worksheet
  • Out of School Budget Worksheet
  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Calculator
  • AIE provides these calculators as a service to you. You should discuss any specific questions with a qualified financial aid counselor.

Internet Resources

  • By Name  |  Popularity  |  Updated Results 1 - 2 for getting started.
  • ED.govStudents
  • Web site for students from the United States Department of Education.
  • - Jun 7, 2006
  • A cooperative effort between federal agencies, students, and other parts of the education community, this site's mission is to provide students and families with a student-centered gateway to federal services and information from across the entire U.S. government and selected non-government sites.
  • - Sep 16, 2005
  • Listings on this site are not endorsements of products or services.
  • Suggestions for additions to this listing can be made through our link submission form.
  • Net Earnings Calculator
  • Working long hours has been proven to have a negative effect on academic performance, yet today so many students are working long hours to pay for their education. Is this a wise financial strategy? The following two examples suggest it may be penny wise and pound foolish to work long hours, especially if you have not yet explored the option of student loans.
  • Example 1: Work more, borrow less, and finish later
  • Meet Ishaq.
  • Ishaq is an intern for a local business working 25 hours per week at $8.00 an hour. His heavy work schedule means less time to study, and as a result it takes him five years to graduate. The extra year of college (books plus tuition) costs him $5,000. Using this strategy, Ishaq comes out about $1,000 ahead on graduation day.
  • Example 2: Work less, borrow more, and finish sooner
  • Meet Rebecca. Rebecca takes out a $7,000 loan to help pay for her education. She uses the loan to reduce her work time to 15 hours per week. As a result, she graduates in four years and finds a job earning $28,500 per year. Even if she paid back her entire loan her first year out of college, Rebecca would still come out over $10,000 ahead!
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