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Postsecondary Education Expenses Lesson for Grades 8-12

With the rising cost of postsecondary education, it may seem unrealistic to save for all or even some of the costs. The costs of postsecondary education are more than tuition and fees for the courses. Parking, meal plans, dorms, transportation, books, supplies, and other related expenses also need to be accounted for. In this lesson, students participate in activities that will engage them in discussions about a change in current spending habits to help them save for postsecondary education expenses, the level of education needed for various careers, and the impact of postsecondary education on future income. Students will also read an article and answer and discuss questions.

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Audience:   High School, Middle School
Language:   English
Subjects:   Personal Finance, Career and Technical Education
Resource Types:   Lessons, Activity, PowerPoint
Concepts:   Paying for College, Opportunity Cost, Saving