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ALEX Lesson Plans  
Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), or Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12), or Information Literacy (K - 12)
Title: I Owe, I Owe, So Off to Work I Go! Calculating College Cost Repayment, Budgeting, and Finding Loan Forgiveness Sources
Description: Students often attend college and are faced with the mounting debt incurred from student loans.  This lesson plan will guide through calculating repayment for students loans, preparing a monthly budget, and researching options for possible loan forgiveness. This lesson plan contains a financial aid component.


Subject: Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12)
Title: How to Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Description: Students will research a career and determine educational options and understand how to complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This lesson contains a financial aid component.


Subject: Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12), or Health Science (9 - 12)
Title: Help--How do I pay for my college education?
Description: This lesson is designed to guide students through the process of searching for financial aid information by utilizing technology. This lesson contains a financial aid component.      


Subject: Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12)
Title: What is Your Future Worth?
Description: This lesson gives students the opportunity to take a hands-on approach in determining the worth of their future. Students will research and compile information about their personality, career interest/goal, begin the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) process and establish a plan of action to meet their goals. This lesson plan contains a financial aid component.


Subject: Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12), or Human Services (9 - 12)
Title: College Planning for High School Freshmen
Description: This lesson is designed to prepare high school freshmen for goal-setting and financial planning opportunities for college. Students will create a college planning portfolio. This lesson contains a financial aid component.    


Subject: Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12), or Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: My Future Life: Let's Get Real
Description: This lesson requires students to select a career and explore the requirements for their potential job. They will work with a reality life situation of married versus single, number of children and challenge events. Students will determine earnings, purchase a home, car and figure monthly living expenses. Students are to create a digital photo presentation to share their future life with classmates. There is a financial aid component embedded in this lesson, also this is a unit of instruction which will take approximately one week for completion.


Subject: Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12)
Title: How much will this lifestyle cost?
Description: Students will create a detailed monthly budget using a spreadsheet. The budget will depend on an individual’s earning potential as determined by career choice and education. This is a project-based, Commerce and Information Technology lesson plan.


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