Just One Resource - THE FINE PRINT: Financial Aid Package

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Apr 08, 2019
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Lesson Idea, Just One Resource
Just One Resource  

 

 In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 

[The Resource] THE FINE PRINT: Financial Aid Package

The Gist: Students analyze two different financial aid award letters to determine which school is offering a better package. 

The Best Parts:

  • Before diving into the financial aid award letters, students can read an article and watch a short video to review what information is included in an award letter and how to read it. 
  • Students then look at two very different financial aid award letters to identify what the school is offering in financial aid and which school is offering a better package. 
  • Students answer 10 multiple choice questions based on the award letters and 1 short answer question! 

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About the Author

Sonia Dalal

Sonia has always been passionate about instruction and improving students' learning experiences. She's come a long way since her days as a first grader, when she would "teach" music and read to her very attentive stuffed animals after school. Since then, she has taught students as a K-12 tutor, worked in several EdTech startups in the Bay Area, and completed her Ed.M in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is passionate about bringing the high quality personal finance content and instruction she wished she'd received in school to the next generation of students and educators. When she isn't crafting lesson guides or working with teachers, Sonia loves to spend her time singing, being outdoors, and adventuring with family and friends!