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Guides and Resources for College

The Importance of College

The Importance of College ( handout)
Why Go to College? (Federal Student Aid handout)
Benefits of College (Federal Student Aid infographic)


Preparing for College

NEW Guide to Host A College Planning Night (guide for educators and counselors
College Preparation Checklist (Federal Student Aid guide)
Interest Profiler ( tool; sign-in required)
ACT Test Preparation ( tool)
Resume Building Worksheet ( worksheet)
College Fair Tips ( handout)


Exploring Schools and Degrees

Types of College Degrees ( handout)
Types of Higher Education Institutions ( handout)
Choosing a College ( handout)
College Comparison Worksheet ( worksheet)
Explore Tennessee Colleges and Universities ( tool)
Explore Majors and Programs ( tool)


Applying to College

12th Grade College Application Timeline ( handout)
College Application Process Worksheet ( and Oasis College Connection worksheet)
Parts of a College Application ( handout)
Now That I've Applied, What's Next? ( handout)


The Financial Aid Process

CollegePaysTN Student and Parent Resources
Federal Student Aid at a Glance (Federal Student Aid handout)
Funding Your Education (Federal Student Aid handout)
The Financial Aid Process (Federal Student Aid infographic)
Federal Student Aid Financial Aid Glossary

Getting Started with (handout or poster) for Students (handout) for Parents (handout)


Worksheets for Educators for Educators (handout)
Federal Student Aid Toolkit Fact Sheet (Federal Student Aid handout)
How to Host a Financial Aid Event (Federal Student Aid handout)