Paying for College Projects

Customize Your College Budget

In this Common Core-aligned project, students will follow directions to complete a fully customized budget for their monthly expenses while in college. They’ll reflect on how these decisions impact their college experience and their future.

How Many File the FAFSA at Your School?

In this Common Core-aligned project, students will learn why so many students fail to file the FAFSA each year, research how many students at their school file the FAFSA, and create a marketing campaign to encourage more students at their school to file the FAFSA.

Moving Off Campus

In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will make a budget that allows them to move off campus for less money than room and board. They will also determine how the immediate savings are impacted if paid with student loans. They will also create a slideshow presentation to persuade their parents.

Plan a Spring Break Trip

In this Common Core-aligned project, students will work in a group to plan a spring break college vacation. After completing a budget and slideshow, they’ll present their vacation in competition with the other groups in the class for best trip.

Simplifying Student Loans Infographic

In this Common Core Standards-aligned project, students will create a digital infographic distinguishing between student loan options.