Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Liberal Studies


Human Development and Family Studies

First Advisor

Rob Weisskirch


While there are many different resources to assist students with paying for college, some may not understand the different types that are available for them to utilize, be unaware of the requirements that are necessary to be eligible for certain types of funding, or may accept loans that they do not actually know much about. This possible lack of knowledge may lead to financial stress during and after college. The goal of this project was to have the participants meet three learning outcomes: 1) indicate the types of funding they will use to pay for college in the future,, 2) define the different types of resources that are typically available to them, and 3) increase their overall understanding on how to fund their college education. The participants for this study included 25 junior-level AVID students from Seaside High School in Seaside, California. The students were provided a 90-minute interactive presentation that focused on providing information on the different resources in an informative and fun manner. The participants results were measured using pre-tests, post-tests, and one handout. After the 90-minute interactive presentation, all of the students were able to successfully meet the three learning outcomes.