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Writing a Personal Essay

11 - 12

College Applications

This lesson is designed to help students gather information and construct a personal essay that is organized in a professional way.

Estimating College Costs - Part 1

10 - 11

Personal Finance, Economics

This lesson is designed to help students understand the factors that contribute to their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and learn about the difference between federal student aid and financial aid offered by a college or university.

Estimating College Costs - Part 2

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Economics

This lesson is designed to help students calculate their own Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and reflect upon what that means for them and their future.

Practicing Interview Questions

7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12

Job Search

This lesson is designed to help students learn that no matter what types of jobs they are interested in—cashier at a grocery store, barista at a coffee shop, or nanny for a family in Europe—practicing interview questions will help them be better prepared.

Letters of Recommendation

10 - 11 - 12

College Search, Scholarship Search, College Applications

This lesson is designed to help students learn the importance of obtaining a letter of recommendation for college and/or a job application.

Using the Loan Cost Estimator

11 - 12

Personal Finance, Economics

This lesson is designed to help students estimate the amount they will need to repay each month after graduation for their student loans.

Applying for College

10 - 11 - 12

College Search and Application

This lesson is designed to help students familiarize themselves with the college application process.

Career Categories

10 - 11 - 12

Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students explore career categories in order to research and prepare for a particular career direction (if not a specific career).

Comparing Colleges

10 - 11 - 12

Social Studies, Career Exploration

Students will compare different types of colleges and aspects of college life including social, economic, and academic factors.

FAFSA Worksheet

11 - 12

Personal Finance

Students will estimate how much it cost to go to college, their EFC, and their monthly loan payments.

Finding Satisfying and Rewarding Jobs

10 - 11 - 12

Career Planning

This lesson is designed to help students find future career paths based on what they value in the workplace.

Interviewing Skills

10 - 11 - 12

Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students practice their interviewing skills for a job or college admission interview. Students will work with a partner to practice answering questions for a chosen profession or college/university.

Making Goals and Action Plans

10 - 11 - 12

Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students write SMART goals in several areas (academic, personal, and career) using the MEFA Pathway website. Additionally, students will consider how they will achieve these goals by writing strategies that will help them stay on target.

Planning for My Career

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students explore a variety of careers available using the MEFA Pathway website in order to sort through potential careers, summarize their findings in a presentation, and reflect upon which career they are most drawn to.

The Cost of College

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Econ

This lesson is designed to help students discover the cost of different types of colleges by using the College Cost Calculator in order to compare a variety of college options.

Writing a Resume

10 - 11 - 12

College Admissions, Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students gather information and construct a resume that is organized in a professional way.

Budgeting for the Future

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Econ

This lesson is designed to help students understand the factors that contribute to post-high school costs. Students will brainstorm and research elements that contribute to expenses after high school and will create a budget in order to plan for the yearly cost of post-high school life.

Civic Participation

10 - 11 - 12

Social Studies, Civics, Career Exploration

Students will learn about community service opportunities in their community, choose one of interest, complete any requirements, and create an entry on the MEFA Pathway website after they have completed their service activity.

Get to Know Yourself

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students determine their likes and dislikes in order to summarize their conclusions in a presentation about their interests, values, and potential careers.

Using the Loan Cost Estimator

11 - 12

Personal Finance, Econ

This lesson is designed to help students estimate the amount they will need to repay each month for their student loans after graduation.

Test Preparation

10 - 11 - 12

Test Prep Courses

This lesson is designed to help students explore career categories in order to research and prepare for a particular career direction (if not a specific career).

Understanding Loans

10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Econ

This lesson is designed to help students learn to understand the role loans play, how they are different from other financial aid, and what types of loans might be available for them.

Applying Interests, Values, & Skills to a Career Category

9 - 10 - 11

Social Studies, College Prep

This lesson is designed to help students use the results of their interests, values, and skills assessments to determine which career categories best match them.

Applying Personal Criteria to the Scholarship Search

9 - 10 - 11 - 12

Personal Finance, Economics, Cultural Studies, College Prep

This lesson is designed to help students connect to their culture, family background, interests, and activities to discover that there are many scholarships available that match their unique lives and experiences.

Creating a Course Plan

9

Building Career Plans, Creating a Course Plan

This lesson is designed to help students choose the right courses to achieve their academic goals and meet graduation requirements.

Exploring Options for After High School

9 - 10 - 11

Career Exploration, Career Planning

This lesson is designed to help students explore, assess, and apply criteria for analyzing postsecondary options. Students will match options to their own criteria to determine the best fit for them.

Importance of College Fairs, Rep Visits, & College Tours

10 - 11 - 12

College Fairs, Rep Visits, College Tours, College Search

This lesson is designed to help students understand the benefits associated with college fairs, rep visits, and college tours and how they can be utilized in the college application process.

Making the Final Decision

12

Choosing A College, Paying for College

This lesson is designed to highlight the key steps of making the final college decision.

Understanding College Affordability

9 - 10 - 11

Personal Finance, Economics

This lesson is designed to help students research the cost of postsecondary education and identify the different ways of paying for it.

Use My MA Benefits to Save on the Cost of College

11

Personal Finance, Economics

This lesson is designed to help students learn how to save on the cost of higher education by looking at options that include time at a community college.

What College Factors Are Important to You?

9 - 10 - 11

Social Studies, College Prep

This lesson is designed to help students think about and assess factors that are most important to them as they start to build out their college list. Students will explore and discover what matters to them most, identify preferences, and apply them to their search.

Exploring the Career Discovery Zone

6 - 7 - 8

Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to promote early career exploration and introduce students to potential career opportunities and post-secondary planning.

What is Financial Aid?

11 - 12

College Planning, Financial Aid

This lesson is designed to provide students with an understanding of financial aid and the important role it plays in college planning.

Develop a Well-Rounded College List

12

Creating an Evolving College List

This lesson is designed to provide students with tools and resources that will help them create an evolving college list.

Saving Careers to My Career List

9 - 10 - 11 - 12

Building Career Plans

This lesson is designed to help students add potential careers to their My Career List so they can keep track of various careers of interest.

Writing a Cover Letter

11 - 12

Career Exploration

This lesson is designed to help students learn about cover letters and how they can help them as they search for a job.

College Application Timeline

12

College Applications

This lesson is designed to help high school students create an action plan for college applications.

Financial Literacy for Middle School Students

6 - 7 - 8

Personal Finance, Economics

This lesson is designed to help students learn about money management and the importance of developing financial skills and techniques early on that will follow them into adulthood.