Do you work with high school or postsecondary students on a regular basis? If so, the MDHE has a variety of FREE publications to help you provide important information about how to prepare for postsecondary education, how to select a school or program, how to develop a financial plan and make wise spending choices, and ways to minimize your student loan debt and other financial literacy topics.
Publications available to order free of charge include:
- College Portfolio - An expandable, tabbed portfolio that allows students to organize college and financial aid documents in one place.
- Journey to College test survival kits - Packed with information specifically for high school students who are planning to attend college. Brochures include Show-Me to College - Students & Families (a publication from the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel), Online MDHE, Never Too Early, Preparing for College magnet, and Need Money for College bookmark from the U.S. Department of Education. Also included are items for students to use during ACT, SAT or GED testing: #2 pencil and tissues.
- Never Too Early - A guide to planning for college from kindergarten to senior year.
- Online MDHE - An overview of the MDHE website highlighting the features most useful to students and families planning and paying for college.
- Planning for Financial Success - A handy calendar for both high school and college students, complete with financial literacy and money management tips to help guide them through the year; includes stickers to help customize the calendar with school deadlines: institutional aid, entrance and exit counseling, add and drop periods, school payment due dates, etc.
- Smart About Spending - An expansion portfolio, equipped with color-coded, stair-stepped tabs, containing loose-leaf sheets that cover all four competencies outlined in the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s curriculum for personal finance.
- Smart About Spending Teacher's Guide - This guide was created to be used in conjunction with the Smart About Spending student materials (expansion portfolio). Lesson plans, activities, worksheets, and assessments are included to help Missouri's personal finance teachers assist their students in making sound financial decisions throughout high school and beyond.
- New! “The Smart Approach to Campuswide Retention and Default Prevention Efforts” - This pamphlet was created for administrators and staff currently employed at Missouri institutions and colleges to assist with developing and promoting more cohesive retention and default prevention plans.
- The Source 2012-13 version - A comprehensive guide designed to serve as the premier go-to resource for students in search of federal and state grants, scholarships, loans, and assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Financial Assistance.
Visit the MDHE Publications Order Form to order our publications.