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CAREER PASSPORT planning for the trip of a lifetime…

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WHERE I AM:

WHERE I’M GOING:

WHERE I’D LIKE TO BE IN 10 YEARS:

(font would be sideways like in a real passport) Name: School: Age: Grade: Signature:

There are thing you can be doing right now to get to your dream destination! Fill out the rest of your passport,

and you’ll MY DREAM DESTINATION: EXPLORE Visit the college-bound website at collegeboundaid.com. http://www.princetonreview.com/careerscollege.aspx?uidbadge=%07. • 3 things I learned: 1. 2. 3. • 2 things I’m doing right now that will help me get into college: 1. 2. 1 reason why I want to go to college:

with the help of your parents, teachers and yourself, be surprised at what you can accomplish! “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” –Elenor Roosevelt CHALLENGE Visit the Princeton review website and take the college career quiz at after-

What after taking the 5-minute career quiz, what career is the best match for you?

What is the education plan needed for this career?

LEARN Did you know? Over a lifetime, college graduates earn more than $1 MILLION more than those with only a high school diploma . It’s never too early to start planning a college education. Start with factors you can control: take Advanced Placement classes that can become college credit later, explore perspective colleges and familiarize yourself with savings plans and financial aid options. Scholarships. Apply for as many scholarships as possible. Scholarships are often offered through high schools, religious organizations, and other community groups. Federal aid. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be filled out online at www.fafsa.ed.gov Education loans. Two types of education loans are available to supplement college costs not covered by other aid: private and federal. Private loans are available through many banks and other lenders. These loans have variable interest rates that are often higher than federal loans, but are still less expensive than using credit cards. Federal

TALK Talk to your parents about college. Use these questions to help get the dialog rolling: 1. 2. 3. 4. What did you do after you finished high school? How did that get you to where you are right now? Are you happy with your decisions? What can I do right now to start preparing for college?

My signature____________ My parent’s signature_____________

RESEARCH As you learned or my already know, college is expensive! BUT, there are ways to relieve the financial burden… SCHOLARSHIPS! • Find a local scholarship online that applies to you at collegeboundaid.com o What is it? What do you need to do in order to attain it?

ACT Attend an even geared to getting raedy for college. (calander of events for the month of February)

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