IMPORTANT: At the end of every class, please email me describing how far you got today and what you learned. This will be graded periodically. Use 3-5 sentences.

MODULE 5–Financing High Education

At the completion of this module you will be able to answer the following questions:

  1. How is education an investment in yourself?
  2. Explain why it might be a good idea to borrow money for college if you might not otherwise afford to go.
  3. What are the steps in the student loan process?
  4. Why is it important to repay your student loans on time?

Module 5 Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe why higher education has a high potential return on investment (ROI)
  2. Identify typical action steps that students should take on the path to higher education.
  3. Identify and compare potential sources of higher education financing.
  4. Describe the advantages of federal student loans.
  5. Compare subsidized & unsubsidized federal student loans.
  6. Explain the purpose and process of filing the FAFSA form.


  1. Career Comparision
    1. Get the handout from your teacher
    2. Go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Exploring Career Information”-use this to complete the handout
  2. TEST: Review the pre-questions at the beginning of this unit. Re-answer each of the questions using red font AFTER your initial response (do not delete your initial answer) given the knowledge your gained during this lesson.


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