Investing in a College Education

Every high school student is faced with one of the most important decisions of their lives: whether to go to college, which schools to apply for, and how to pay for it. In this module, students will learn how to weigh the costs and benefits of attending college. They will go through the decision-making process as they consider which school to attend and options for financing their education.


The Hidden Costs of College

College costs have escalated over the past two decades, and many students are relying on student loans to cover the...
Key Concepts: Budgeting, Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis

How Will I Pay for College?

In this lesson, students will learn about current trends in student borrowing and determine a reasonable debt load for hypothetical...
Key Concepts: Borrow, Budgeting, Credit…

The 411 on College Education

One of the most important financial decisions people make is whether to go to college. The price tag of a...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Division of Labor/Specialization, Market Structures

Invest in Yourself

To explore the concept that people invest in themselves through education, the students work in two groups and participate in...
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Human Capital, Income

Education: Weigh Your Options

Getting and keeping a job often requires special education or training. While an employer may provide or pay for some...
Key Concepts: Choice, Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis

CPI- The Crystal Ball

Governments and other financial organizations are constantly measuring trends in the economy to try to predict what will happen next....
Key Concepts: Fiscal Policy, Markets and Prices


College Financial Aid Options

In this personal finance activity, students will review different options for college financial aid.
Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis


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Key Concepts: Decision Making/Cost-Benefit Analysis, Personal Finance Economics, Saving and Investing