Term Definition
fafsa is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
private student loans are financed by private companies rather than the government.
Perkins loan One of the most common types of federal student loan,
federal student loans are offered directly to students by the government.
apprenticeship A learning period of up to five years including on-the-job training (with pay) and additional coursework at night.
career ladder Upward movement from an entry-level job to the job that is a final goal.
college A four-year institution of learning where students earn an undergraduate degree (BA or BS degree)
cooperative education When a degree program is combined with an internship in a company as part of practical education in a field
grants and scholarships Money to pay for college that does not need to be paid back
intership Time spent working for a company in an industry of interest. They can be paid or unpaid and can last from six weeks to a year.
occupational training programs These range from a half day weekly during high school to two-year, full-time programs spent learning a trade such as firefighting, medical technology, or IT network management.
university An organization of advanced education that has the necessary certification to award graduate or undergraduate degrees.
education and avance

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