The American Indian College Fund and the National Endowment for Financial Education co-published a series of four handbooks on Developing Your Vision While Attending College.
Although not developed specifically for the foster care alumni population, a lot of this information might be helpful to foster care youth and alumni...
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