Handbooks and Guides
A series of four handbooks titled Developing Your Vision While Attending College is co-published by the American Indian College Fund and The National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).
The handbooks take students through the process of deciding to go to college and learning more about financial aid and money management. The series promotes success for Native students by featuring stories of personal struggle and showing how educational and cultural success are intertwined.
Online Guides: "Developing Your Vision While Attending College"
Education is part of the web of life. We learn from our elders…we learn from nature. In the process, we learn to honor and support our own cultural roots and traditions. ©2010 National Endowment for Financial Education. All rights reserved.
Book One: "Making the Decision to Attend College"
Table of Contents 1. Developing Your Vision While Attending College 2. Deciding to Attend College 3. How to Prepare Academically for College 4. Going to College after High School 5. A Tiered Approach to Education 6. Becoming A Returning Student 7. What If My Career Plans Are Uncertain? 8. What to Consider When Picking A College 9. Tribal Colleges: Educating The Mind And Spirit 10. Overcoming Obstacles And Doubt 11. Making A Timeline 12. How to Prepare Financially for College - Returning Students 13. Saving for College - High School and Returning Students
Book Two: "Paying for A College Education"
Table of Contents 1. Paying for College 2. Looking at Real Costs 3. Scholarships and Grants 4. Avoiding Scholarship Scams 5. Searching for Scholarships on Your Own 6. Federal Pell Grant 7. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant 8. Work-Study Programs 9. Community Service Jobs 10. FAFSA Form 11. Student Loans 12. Applying for Tribal Assistance 13. Military Options 14. Taking It Step by Step
Book Three: "Managing Your Money"
Table of Contents 1. Surviving Financially As A College Student 2. Money 101: Getting Organized 3. Opening A Checking Account 4. Keeping Up The Account 5. Cashing Checks The Costly Way 6. Creating A Spending Plan 7. Stretching Your Dollars 8. Controlling Credit Cards 9. Coping with Debt 10. Landing A Part-Time Job 11. A Creative Job Plan 12. The Benefit of Good Credit 13. Making The Most of College
Book Four: "Choosing Your Path"