College Circuit 2018.pdf


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Contents
Preparing for College
What’s your destination? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Why college?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Classes to careers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
The path to college checklist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Make the most of school right now. . . . . . . 10
10 things you should think about when
choosing a college. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Graduate on time. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Paying for College
Your scholarship search. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Financial aid application process . . . . . . . . 14
Create your FSA ID. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
FAFSA checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Federal aid options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Federal aid program chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
State financial aid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
The nuts and bolts of borrowing. . . . . . . . . . 20
Advantage Education Loans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Kentucky Educational Excellence
Scholarship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Top 10 tips for getting college aid. . . . . . . . . 24
Financial aid mistakes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Resources
Where to find more information. . . . . . . . . .
Online resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Check out kheaa.com. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Social networking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glossary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Activities
Your college plan! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reality check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Add up your monthly expenses. . . . . . . . . . .
Scavenger hunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The search is on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Postsecondary puzzler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Family tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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