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Author(s):US Department of Education
Title:Counselors and Mentors Handbook on Federal Student Aid: A Guide for Those Helping Students Prepare for Postsecondary Education
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Organization:US Department of Education
Short Description:This handbook provides useful information to help high school counselors, TRIO and GEAR UP staff, and other mentors advise students about financial aid for postsecondary education.
Annotation:This handbook provides useful information to help high school counselors, TRIO and GEAR UP staff, and other mentors advise students about financial aid for postsecondary education. This publication focuses on the federal student aid programs administered by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Affordability, Tuition and College Costs
College Access Programs
Financial Aid
High School
TRIO Programs

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