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Which College Majors Give You the Most Bang for Your Buck?
6 mins 9th - 12th
You always want to get your money's worth; this is true for colleges, too. Prospective collegians watch an instructive video from the Two Cent series that compares college costs and future earnings. It shows how different degrees and...
Is a College Cap and Gown a Financial Ball and Chain?
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What is the value of a bachelor's degree, and how does this compare to the costs of attending college? Answer this question using an excellent article that includes recent data and a list of additional links and resources, as well as a...
The Rising Cost of College: Tuition, Financial Aid, and Price Discrimination
9th - 12th CCSS: Designed
Are average college tuition and fees really rising in the United States? Here is a fascinating take on the rising cost of college tuition and how price discrimination may explain what is often seen as an insurmountable cost for higher...
Paying for College: Understanding Financial Aid Options
6th - 10th
With many options to pay for college, middle schoolers learn about each possibility and that continuing their education is worth the investment. They discover the difference between a grant and a loan and that some expensive colleges may...
The Cost of College: Financing Your Education
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
With college tuition at an all-time high, high school students must consider the financial obligations of attending higher education, as well as the impact of college on future career opportunities. Pupils will complete worksheets,...
The Life and Times of a First Generation College Student
9th - 12th
What is it like to be the first person in your family to attend a four-year college? Learners interview a first-generation college student and write a biographical essay. They read a case study, develop interview questions, conduct an...
A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students
11th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewRegistration. Prerequisite. Admission. Elective. With Alise Lamoreaux's informative eBook, A Different Road to College, prospective and current non-traditional college enrollees explore the language of college. They also learn how to...
A College Student's Perspective on WWI
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Some things remain the same, such as the world being on the brink of war, or college attendees writing home requesting money. As part of their research into events that led up to President Wilson's declaration of war on Germany, class...