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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

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College Success Crossword

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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

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College Crossword Puzzle

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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

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College Knowledge Crossword

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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

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Financial Aid Crossword Puzzle

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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

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College Terms Crossword

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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

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college Readiness Crossword

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provides billions of dollars nationally in the form of grants, loans, and student employment for students to pursue post secondary education Financial Aid Administrator
a collection of different types of financial aid from multiple sources Financial Aid Package
students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an. FSA ID
a set amount of time after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment before you must begin repayment on your loan. Grace Period
one who meets at least one of the following criteria: You are working on a degree beyond a bachelor's, such as a master's or doctorate. You have a child or children, or other legal dependents, who receive more than half their financial support from you. Independent Student
the proportion of a loan that is charged as interest to the borrower, typically expressed as an annual percentage of the loan outstanding. interest
Some money for college is awarded without regard for financial need. Merit Based Aid
is defined as a formal process focus on how a product addresses the needs of a human. Need Analysis
the final price paid for goods or services after subtracting tax and any other costs Net Price
payment in excess of what is due over payment
A quantitative estimate of the parents ability to contribute to the post secondary educational expenses of an independent student parent Contribution
the amount of money borrowed by the student principal
a signed document containing a written promise to pay a stated sum to a specified person or the bearer at a specified date or on demand. promissory note
omeone who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible institution for the purpose of obtaining a degree or certificate offered by the school. regular student
a federal regulation requiring the U-M Office of Financial Aid to monitor the progress of each student who is receiving financial aid as they move toward completing their degree satisfactory academic progress
The system used in the United States to draft young people into armedservice. Though the United States at present has no draft, young men are required by law to register with the Selective Service when they reach the age of eighteen. selective service registration
a paper or electronic document that gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid and lists your answers to the questions on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid student aid report
Support financially subsidized
the amount of income used to calculate an individual's or a company's income tax due. taxable income
the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) covers the administration of the United States federal student financial aid programs title IV Programs
The Federal Government pays the interest for Direct Subsidized Loans while the student is in college or while the loan is in deferment unsubsidized
all incommode received that is not reported to the IRS untaxed income
the process of establishing the truth, accuracy, or validity of something. verification

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Financial Aid Crossword

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What type of financial aid does not have to be repaid? Grant
If you maintain a 2.0 gpa and complete 67% of credits attempted then you are in good ______? (initials)? SAP
What is the document that the student fills out to apply for federal aid? FAFSA
Which type of loan is there no interest accruing while the student is in school at least half-time? Subsidized
What is the federal program where the student works and earns wages? Workstudy
For FAFSA, what type of student is over the age of 24? Independent
A student going right into college from highschool is generally what type of student for FAFSA? Dependent
What is it called when the Financial Aid Office needs documents from the student or parent before an award can be made? Verification
What is the grant program that is for student in the Teacher Education Program at ISU? TEACH
What is the name of ISU's scholarship search engine? BOSS
We have always used the prior year tax information, but from now going forward we will use what year tax information? priorprior
What month is the FAFSA now available? October
The time period after a student graduates until loans go into repayment is called what? Grace
What replaced the pin number for electronically signing a FAFSA? FSAID
The largest grant that we award is called? Pell
The 15th of what month is the scholarship deadline for incoming Freshmen? February
What is the online tool called that will transfer tax information from the IRS into a FAFSA? (intitials) DRT

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COLLEGE TERMINOLOGY Crossword

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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

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Financial Terms Crossword Puzzle

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When you’re investing or saving, this is the interest that you earn on the amount you deposit, plus any interest you’ve accumulated over time. Compoundinterest
A number used by banks and other financial institutions to measure a borrower’s credit worthiness. FICOscore
The difference between your assets and liabilities. networth
The process by which you choose what proportion of your portfolio you’d like to dedicate to various asset classes, based on your goals, personal risk tolerance and time horizon. Assetallocation
Commonly referred to as fixed-income securities. Bonds
The increase in the value of an asset or investment — like a stock or real estate — above its original purchase price. Capitalgains
The process of buying or selling securities over time in order to maintain your desired asset allocation. Rebalancing
Also called equities or shares. Stocks
This is the process of paying off your debt in regular installments over a fixed period of time. Amortization
A type of mortgage in which the interest you pay on your outstanding balance rises and falls based on a specific benchmark. ARM
An account held by an impartial third party on behalf of two parties in a transaction. Escrow
A mortgage that carries a fixed interest rate for the entire life of the loan. Fixed-rate mortgage
Employer-sponsored retirement plans, such as pensions, in which the employer promises a specified retirement benefit based on a formula that may include an employee’s earnings history, length of employment and age. Defined-benefit plans
Companies often use these as management incentives. stockoptions
The payments you make to an insurance company in return for protection from financial losses within the scope of your policy. Premium
Used to determine your taxable income, minus any additional IRS-qualified deductions that you’re eligible to take. AGI
A person who is financially dependent on your income, typically a child or an adult relative you may support. Dependent
A standard amount that can be used to reduce your taxable income if you decide not to itemize your deductions. Standarddeduction
A qualified expense that the IRS allows you to subtract from your adjusted gross income, which further reduces your taxable income. Itemizeddeduction
A type of policy that provides additional liability coverage beyond what your home, auto or boat insurance may provide. Umbrellainsurance

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Financial Literacy Crossword

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a sum of money that is borrowed and expected to be paid back with interest in a specified time frame Loan
the amount charged, expressed as a percentage of principal, by a lender to a borrower for the use of assets Interest Rate
the annual rate that is charged for borrowing Annual Percentage Rate
a card that allows customers to access their funds immediately from their checking account Debit Card
a card that can be used at a store, restaurant, online, etc. that allows the cardholder to make a purchase immediately but then pay back the money later Credit Card
a card that usually does not charge interest; however it requires the cardholder to pay off his/her balance in full every month Charge Card
contains information about your credit such as loan paying history and the status of your credit accounts. Lenders use these reports to make lending decisions Credit Report
the sense of regret after buying something Buyers Remorse
allows you to track your income and your expenses Budget
a nonprofit-making money cooperative whose members can borrow from pooled deposits at low interest rates Credit Union
an amount of money that you owe to a person, bank, or company Debt

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