College preparation and planning for students and families
Early Awareness for Middle and High School Students and Families
College and training programs can be expensive, and for the most part, students and parents are expected to pay these costs. There is a lot of financial help if you want to take the big step toward more education after high school. Start exploring your options for paying for higher education early so you'll be better prepared to make decisions later.
Information about Mapping Your Future
- Guide to Mapping Your Future Services
Mapping Your Future's mission is to enable individuals to achieve life-long success by empowering schools, students, and families with free, web-based college, financial aid, career, and financial literacy information and services. Learn more about the information and services and how you can use them in your own office.
- Mapping Your Future's Early Awareness Features
Learn more about how you can use Mapping Your Future to help middle and high school students and families explore higher education as a means to a better future.
- Mapping Your Future's Default Prevention and Money Management Features
Financial aid professionals are in an ideal position to help at-risk borrowers understand the importance of repaying student loan and consumer debt. Learn how you can increase student retention and reduce student loan delinquency and default using Mapping Your Future's features and services.
- Mapping Your Future's Online Counseling
Mapping Your Future's Stafford and Grad PLUS entrance and exit counseling sessions meet requirements under both the Federal Family Education Loan Program and the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Come learn about the these and the many other counseling sessions Mapping Your Future offers and how your school can get the most out of loan counseling.
- Money Management for Students
Mapping Your Future offers a variety of financial fitness tools, aimed at educating student loan borrowers about personal finance. Determine if you are financially fit, get advice on the wise use of credit cards, learn how to avoid defaulting on your student loan and other debts, and find out more information about credit reports.
- Using Web 2.0 to Interact with Target Audiences
Web 2.0 provides tools for organizations to engage and have 2-way conversations with target audiences. See different examples of how to incorporates these tools into your early awareness, outreach, and default prevention efforts.
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