Student loans and the cost of college can add up quickly. When you repay your loans to the federal government, how much interest do you end up paying in addition to your loan?
This project will guide students through determining the true cost of college. They will be asked to research how much their dream school will cost to attend annually. They will be guided through the process of determining how much of their college expenses still need to be covered after federal aid.
The project asks them to assume they will need private loans to cover the rest of their education costs. They will be asked to research options for private student loans and compute the interest cost for their loans.
This project includes a written reflection and 5 "bonus" opportunities or extensions for deeper thinking.