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Crossword
Description

An online platform that allows a student to apply to multiple colleges at once Common App
Part time job provided by the school that you're attending. Awarded through FAFSA Work study
Money that comes through banks or credit unions. They set the interest rates and terms and conditions private loan
Between academic times to have enriching experiences. Many students participate in different activities, or some students work and save up money. Gap year
Received through FAFSA. Usually has benefits such as fixed interest rates or income driven payment plans federal loan
If a student is accepted to a college or university, they have to attend that school in the fall early decision
Measures reading, writing, and math levels. Taken junior and/or senior year. Can be taken more than once SAT
Students receive a response from the college earlier than typical response times. They do not have to commit to that college until the normal response date of May 1 Early Action
AKA a junior college, can receive an associates degree or path to four year Community college
Typically taken in the 10th grade. Helps prepare for the SAT PSAT
A type of institution that depends on government money public
A type of institution that is independent and sets its own policies and goals private
'Gift Aid' Money that does not need to be paid back Grant
Free application for federal student aid FAFSA
This is another standardized test that can be submitted to colleges. Can be taken as a junior and/or senior, and can be taken multiple times ACT

Financial Aid Cross Word Puzzle

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Description

If a student fails to repay a student loan on time, the student is in ____________. Default
The acronym for the amount of money a student and his/her family are expected to pay toward college expenses as determined by the FAFSA, also known as the Expected Family Contribution. EFC
One of the standardized tests that students generally take junior year of high school that is used by colleges to evaluate an applicant’s academic skills and abilities. ACT
The type of loan where the U.S. Department of Education does NOT pay the interest while you are in college. Unsubsidized
The type of loan where the U.S. Department of Education pays the interest while you are in college. Subsidized
The name of Federal low-interest loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of college or career school (HINT: it starts with the letter "s"). Stafford
Federal loans that parents of undergraduate students can sometimes use to help pay for their child's college or career school. PLUS
Your primary area of study chosen for college. Major
The name of the campus office that makes the decision about your acceptance to their school. Admissions
An area of interest studied at the same time as a major; however, fewer courses are required. Minor
Federal grant program providing need-based grants to low-income students. PELL
Type of college degree given if you complete four years of full-time study. Bachelor
Type of college degree earned if you complete two years of full-time study. Associate
The acronym for the application that you will fill out your senior year to apply for financial aid. FAFSA
The person at a college who helps students decide what classes to take, what major to pursue, and that makes sure student have fulfilled all graduation requirements. Advisor
The acronym for the report that a student receives after their FAFSA is processed. It is the report that is sent to your college, also known as a Student Aid Report. SAR
The legal document a student loan borrower must sign when he/she receives a loan. This document lists the terms for repayment of the loan, including interest. Promissory Note
This type of college or university is NOT run by the state and is generally smaller and more expensive. Private
The office at a college that is in charge of your financial aid, bills, and payments (HINT: It starts with the letter “b”). Bursar
The total cost to attend college before financial aid, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other living expenses (Hint: Acronym is “COA”). Cost of Attendance
A program that allows students to take a part-time campus job as part of their financial aid package. Work Study
Colleges/universities that are ran and regulated by the state or federal government. Public
The general term for money you borrow from the government, a bank or another source that need to be paid back, usually over an agreed period of time. Loan
Generally, a student that is taking more than 12 credit hours of classes is considered to be a _______ student versus part time student. Fulltime
The period of time following graduation when a student is NOT expected to start paying his/her loans back yet is known as a “______ period.” Grace
What we wish grew on trees!! Money
A kind of "gift aid" — financial aid that doesn’t have to be paid back and that is usually awarded based on financial need. Grant
The name of the official document that your high school guidance counselor will send to your colleges that lists the classes that you have taken and your grades. Transcript

College Crossword Puzzle

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Description

This college degree typically takes 4-6 years to complete. Bachelorsdegree
One way to pay for college is by using _________. financialaid
This degree is often awarded at community colleges and takes on average 2 years to complete. Associatedegree
A __________ is a degree offered at a university after you have obtained a bachelor’s degree. Graduatedegree
Which college entrance exam is run by College Board and has a score range of 400-1600? SAT
What type of financial aid must be paid back and often with interest? Loans
The FREE application for financial aid required by most institioons of higher education in order to determine financial need for grants, loangs, and institutional scholarships. FAFSA
A _______ is free money that does not have to be paid back after graduation. grant
______ allows you to work part-time on or close to campus in order to financially assist you while you are taking classes. workstudy
A field of study at a college is a _______________. major

College Knowledge Crossword

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Description

What college students must pay to attend class tuition
People who have graduated from college are now that college's ________ alumni
Highest degree you can receive in graduate school phd
Traditionally a four-year degree Bachelors
General financial aid application FAFSA
College student's focus of study major
Reward for completion of a college program Degree
On campus student living buildings dorms
Academic record transcript
A place on campus to buy textbooks Bookstore
Students on Honor Rolls receive good _______ grades
The last exam you take in a course final
A course you must take before being able to take a different course prerequisite
Hands on science classes Labs
Campus staff who can assist you in choosing your coursework and major (2words) advisor
A person/thing that represents a college especially at sporting events mascot
Money for college you don't have to pay back Scholarship
Money borrowed for college you must repay loans
First -year college student freshman
A class you can take that is not required by your major or minor elective
Groups you belong to outside of class, such as sporting teams, clubs and organizations. extracurricular
A temporary job, usually in the field of your major Internship

COLLEGE TERMINOLOGY Crossword

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Description

This person will help you select your courses. Academic Advisor
Any student not maintaining satisfactory progress toward his/her educational objectives will be placed on probation for a semester. Academic Probation
achieve the minimum cumulative GPA required. Academic Suspension
people who have graduated from the institution. Alumni
completion of a program of at least two, but less than four years of college work. Associate's Degree
A student who does not want to receive credit in a course Audit
undergraduate degree offered by four-year colleges and universities Bachelor's Degree
stock of all the books and other materials Bookstore
provide all types of information Catalog
College Level Examination Program CLEP
an institution of higher education that grants degrees and certificates College
a student who lives off-campus Commuter
attend two educational institutions at the same time Concurrent Enrollment
numbers usually containing 3 or 4 digits Course Numbers
a student must attend a class for one classroom hour Credit Hours
completion of a program of study leading to a degree or certificate. Curriculum
required GPA, prerequisite and elective courses within the specified major, and/or minor areas of study. Degree Requirements
successful completion of a prescribed program of study. Degrees
basic organizational unit in a higher education Department
could be several different things Division
procedure by which students choose classes each semester. Enrollment
Free Application for Federal Student Aid. FAFSA

College Success Crossword

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Description

A requirement which must be met before a certain course can be taken. Prerequisite
An outline plan for a particular course. syllabus
A scholarship granted by the Navajo Nation based on G.P.A and ACT scores. Chief Manuelito
Your official record of course work in high school or college. transcript
Anything related to the way you are paying for college. Financial Aid
Grade Point Average, a student's overall academic performance. GPA
An area of concentration in a particular field of studying. major
A half year term in a school or college, generally 15-18 weeks. semester
The placement of a high school student in a course that offers college credit if completed successfully. Advanced Placement
It usually takes 4-5 years to obtain this particular undergrad degree. Bachelors Degree
Sometimes, immediately after obtaining a Bachelor's Degree, some students like to pursue their..... Masters Degree
To cancel registration in a course after enrolling into it. drop
College-level courses that give credit toward your high school requirements; and at the same time, you also earn college credit. dual credit
a supervised short-term apprenticeship for experience. Internship
A student's standing based on academics compared to their peers. Class rank
One of the most common college entrance exams. ACT
A requirement for all studnets seeking federal financial aid - pell grant. FAFSA
Federally funded program.....campus job. Workstudy
Money given to you for your studies Scholarship
Money that is paid back to a student who met their financial responsibility to a school. Refund

Financial Aid Crossword Puzzle

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Crossword
Description

This government form is the first step to all financial aid. FAFSA
This type of financial aid is financial aid you receive because of your family's income. Need based
This type of financial aid is financial aid you receive based on your academic performance. Merit
Financial aid from the government that is free meaning you do not have to pay it back despite having to apply and meet certain criteria. Grant
A loan where the government pays your interest while you are a student subsidized
A loan that accrues interest while you are a student Unsubsidized
Free financial aid people get for a talent or a specific set of criterion. Scholarship
The amount of money the government expects your family to contribute towards the cost of your education. EFC
Type of financial aid you must one day pay back Loan
The total cost to attend college before financial aid, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other living expenses (Hint: Acronym is “COA”). Cost of Attendance
One of the standardized tests that students generally take junior year of high school that is used by colleges to evaluate an applicant’s academic skills and abilities. SAT
Type of college degree earned if you complete two years of full-time study. Associate
Governor who signed free community college into law Hogan
Colleges/universities that are ran and regulated by the state or federal government. Public
Colleges/universities that are ran and regulated by private organizations/groups. Private
A program that allows students to take a part-time campus job as part of their financial aid package. Work-Study
Generally, a student that is taking more than 12 credit hours of classes is considered to be a _______ student versus part time student. Full-Time
Federal grant program providing need-based grants to low-income students. Pell
Federal loan program providing need-based grants to low-income students. Perkins
Federal loan program that covers the gap between your cost of attendance and your financial aid package. You or your parents may receive this loan. PLUS
The name given to the total financial aid you are given at a particular school. Financial Aid Package
What we wish grew on trees!! Money
The month where FAFSA first opens October
Money to help you pay the costs of going to college Financial Aid
This can be dangerous if you take on too much of it while still in college. Debt

College Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A field of study Major
A college entrance exam that is run by College Board and has a score range of 400-1600 SAT
A type of financial aid that must be paid back and often with interest Loans
A college degree that takes up to 4 year to complete Bachelors Degree
A degree offered after you received your bachelor's degree Graduate Degree
A college degree that takes up to 2 year to complete Associate Degree
One way to pay for college Financial Aid
The free application used by institutions for higher education in order to receive financial needs like grants, loads and scholarships FAFSA
A part-time job that allows you to work on or close to campus to assist you financially Work Study
Free money that you don't have to pay back after graduation Grant
A field of study that you plan on learning along with a main field of study Minor

CTE 7 Crossword

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Description

related to cooking culinary
the action or business of promoting and selling products or services, including advertising. marketing
an international association of high school and college students and teachers of marketing DECA
person who designs, builds, or maintains engines, machines, or public works. engineer
a fixed regular payment, typically paid on a monthly or biweekly basis but often written as one annual sum salary
acronym for Career and Technical Education CTE
view the infographic to see how a career is not the same thing as a job, view this page to see various types of careers career
sometimes called "soft skills" these attributes help individuals gain and stay employed. employability
brief written account of personal, educational, and professional qualifications and experience, as that prepared by an applicant for a job resume
following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain professional
a person engaged in short-term work that requires bodily strength, or manual effort laborer
a person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc., or of a part, division, or phase of it. manager
to cultivate people who can be helpful to one professionally, especially in finding employment or moving to a higher position network
any official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession internship
a wise and trusted counselor or teacher internship
extra resources the employer provides a salaried employee, typically includes medical insurance and payments toward retirement benifits
people who have worked with you, or you have worked for, and would recommend you to another employer refrences
a person who starts and runs their own business entrepreneur
a group of businesses offering similar products or services industry
a group of employers which require similar skills from their employees career cluster
a person who works for another to learn a specific skill or trade. A person doing an apprenticeship is called an apprentice apprenticeship
communication that does not involve words non-verbal communication
the cost of classes, labs and miscellaneous fees like a student activity fee or a health services fee tuition and fees
- makes it possible for students to apply to any of the 456 participating schools common application
Each college typically requires students to fill out an application that incluces: academic records, personal essays, letters of recommendation, extracurriculars, SAT or ACT test scores. application
must be done, no exceptions mandatory
- credit given for attending one lecture hour of class each week for 15 weeks or the equivalent. Most college classes are three credit hours meaning they meet three hours each week credit hour
any education after high school (that means stuff besides going to college!) postsecondary
a widely used college entrance exam. Exam is just under three hours. Test covers English, math, reading and science. Students receive a score of 1 to 36 on each of the four parts to make a composite score. ACT
a widely used college entrance exam. Exam is three hours. Test covers verbal, writing and math skills. Students can earn up to 2400 points. SAT
- money given to a student for the purposes of paying for college. Scholarships can be awarded to students based on academic achievements or on many other factors like race, family background or where your parents work. Scholarships do not have to be repaid. scholarship
money from state or federal government for the purposes of attending college. Grants do not need to be repaid. The Pell Grant is the most common grant. Grants do not have to be repaid. grant
a type of financial aid available to students and parents. Loans must be repaid. Payments typically begin once the student finishes (or leaves) school. loan
the area of the college that works with the students on using grants and loans to pay for college. Your FAFSA information is shared with the financial aid offices of your top college choices financial aid
a course you are required to take before you can enroll in another course prerequisite
the field of study a student concentrates on major
acronym for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. High school students fill this out to determine how much financial aid they are eligible for FAFSA
acronym for Associate of Arts a degree which can be earned at most two-year colleges A.A.
acronym for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Both degrees can be earned at four-year colleges. Students earning a B.A. or B.S. are called undergrads B.A. OR B.S.
- acronym for Master of Arts. This degree can only be earned after earning a B.A. or B.S. Students earning an M.A. are called grad students (since they've already graduated once before) M.A.
a program that allows students to work part time during the school year as part of their financial aid package workstudy
typically a package of five or six courses, for credit or not, taken over three to eighteen months. Some cost a few thousand dollars, others much more certificate
a school that includes many different schools (ex. the college of nursing, the college of education, etc.) and has grad students. These tend to be larger more expensive institutions. university
sometimes called junior college or city college they are primarily two-year institutions granting certificates and A.A. degrees. Some students transfer to university after earning their A.A. Community colleges tend to be smaller and less expensive institutions. community college

College Terms Crossword

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Description

The person who helps you select the correct courses, review the course requirements in the field you have selected. ACADEMICADVISOR
Any student not maintaining satisfactory progress wil be placed on what for a semester? ACADEMICPROBATION
A students will be placed on what if they cannot maintain or achieve the minimum cumulative GPA ACADEMICSUSPENSION
The credit hours than an institution accepts toward a degree from courses that the student has earned elsewhere ADVANCEDSTANDINGCREDIT
Those who have graduated from the institution ALUMNI
A degree granted upon completion of a program of at least 2 but less than 4 years of college work ASSOCIATESDEGREE
A degree given to students who complete a program that leads directly to employment ASSOCIATEOFAPPLIEDSCIENSE
You cannot ask or petition the institution at a later date to obtain college credit for the audited course. AUDIT
This is the undergraduate degree offered by four-year colleges and universities BACHELORSDEGREE
A place that generally stocks all the books and other materials BOOKSTORE
Who is responsible for all financial transactions of the institution BUSINESSOFFICE
? What provides all types of information parents and students need to know about a school CATALOG
College Level Examination Program CLEP
an institution of higher education that grants degrees and certificates COLLEGE
a student who lives off-campus and drives to class, or commutes. COMMUTER
What are the numbers in courses are identified by numbers usually containing 3 or 4 digits? COURSENUMBERS
Courses taken in college are measured in terms of? CREDITHOURS
What is composed of those classes prescribed or outlined by an institution? CURRICULUM
Those requirements prescribed by other institutions for completion of a program of study DEGREEREQUIREMENTS
rewards for the successful completion of a prescribed program of study DEGREES
the basic organizational unit in a higher education institution DEPARTMENT
An administrative unit of an institution, usually consisting of more than one department? DIVISION
Students are generally permitted to drop courses from their class schedules and/or add other courses DROPANDADD
This is the procedure by which students choose classes each semester ENROLLMENT
These are non-classroom activities that can contribute to a well-rounded education EXTRACURRICULARACTIVITIES
Something composed of all persons who teach classes for colleges. FACULTY
Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA
dditional charges not included in the tuition. FEES
These exams are usually given during the last week of classes each semester. FINALS
Aid available from grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment. FINANCIALAID
Fraternities (for men) and sororities (for women) GREEKSYSTEM
A full-time student is enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in a semester FULLTIMEENROLLMENT
A part-time student is enrolled in less than 12 credit hours in a semester PARTTIMEENROLLMENT
When a university official must be secured, and some fees must be paid. WITHDRAWAL

Educational and Career Exploration Crossword

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Description

A trainee engages in learning an occupation under the guidance and direction of a skilled worker; a 3-4 year training program on-the- job training with related technical instruction. apprenticeship
Advising, Placement, and Retention System – an assessment-advising program designed to identify the basic skill levels of students as they enter two-year institutions. ASSET
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery – is a test developed and maintained by the United States Department of Defense. ASVAB
Achieved after completion of a curriculum meeting the demands of a 4- year college program. Bachelors degree
A written statement that is accepted as proof of certain facts; often relating to the attainment of specific skills. Certificate
Postsecondary career, educational and financial planning site; provides comprehensive information in a web-based format of middle and high school students, parents, and counselors. This site includes comparative information about all of North Carolina’s two and four year postsecondary institutions, financial aid, and application services. This program is a partnership among the University of North Carolina General Administration, the College Foundation of North Carolina, and the State Educational Assistance Authority. CFNC
A postsecondary school where a student might receive a bachelor’s degree, master’s, or doctoral degree in a specific discipline. College/University
Type of college with up to 2-year programs leading to certificates, diplomas, or associate degrees. Community college
Paid employment with an educational component provided in a career-technical class and supervised by school personnel. Cooperative education
A pathway, which a student selects in high school. Course of study
End-of- course assessment. EOC
A purpose/objective. Goals
Allows the student the opportunity to observe and participate in activities related to a career field; supervised by school personnel and related to the student’s career choice. (May be paid or unpaid) Internship
A short-term experience that allows the student to follow an experienced worker and see the day-to- day activities of a particular career. Job shadowing
An advanced 2-year program completed after attainment of a bachelor’s degree. Masters degree
A certified, experienced, skilled craftsperson that has successfully completed an apprenticeship program. Journey Worker
Special skills may be developed through educational programs in the armed services. Military
Paid employment that is not supervised by school personnel; may or may not be related to the student’s career choice. Parttime jobs
Education after high school. Postsecondary
A privately owned school that operates for profit for those seeking vocational training. Proprietary school
Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test: A practice test that measures the critical thinking, mathematical reasoning, and writing skills that students need to do college-level work. PSAT
Education and training provided by an employer that usually takes place at a work site. On the job training
Scholastic Aptitude Test – a test that measures the critical thinking mathematical, reasoning, and writing skills students need to do college-level work. SAT
(CTSO-Career and Technical Student Organization) Vocational student organization; nonprofit, national organization with state and local chapters that exist to develop leadership skills and good citizenship among members; each organization is composed of vocational students interested in a specific occupational area. Student organizations
Practices used to prepare for learning and assessment of subject matter. Study habits
Practices used to prepare for learning and assessment of subject matter. Test-taking skills
An academic record; an official record of grades earned during a high school career. Transcript
Vocational Competency Achievement Tracking System is a competency-based instructional management system that focuses on the individual student and tracks his/her achievement in relation to a predetermined set of core competencies. VOCATS
A contribution of free labor, usually to a non-profit organization. Volunteer