Synopses & Reviews
An indispensable resource for all college-bound graduates and their familiesor college students looking for ways to ease their financial burdensthis handbook for getting the most financial aid available offers guidance to completing the often arduous and lengthy application process. Insights from financial aid officers help answer such questions as How much does college really cost? Should we borrow money to pay for college? How can the college help us pay? and How can we make college cheaper? in this informative guide to getting the most money for college tuition, housing, books, and living expenses. Covering scholarships as well as financial aid and giving a step-by-step outline to both the paper and online FAFSA, this reference offers advice for avoiding the most common mistakes and for choosing the best package for individual families needs at all income levels. All the financial aid data included has been revised and updated for the most current trends in loan programs, financial aid rules and guidelines, and new tax credits.
"A'must read' for every parent of a college student . . . one book you cannot afford to skip." Courtney McAnuff, vice president for enrollment services, Eastern Michigan University
"An extremely comprehensive guide...every parent and student's dream' about being knowledgeable about financial aid and college costs." Peggy Loewy-Wellisch, associate vice president for student financial services, Nova Southeastern University
"A wonderful tool for students and parents." Veronica J. Leech, director of financial aid, Central State University
About the Author
Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe have been featured as college-admissions experts in numerous publications, including the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. They are the authors of 50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays, 501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College, 1001 Ways to Pay for College, Accepted! 50 Successful Business School Admission Essays, Adult Students, Get into Any College: Secrets of Harvard Students, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, and Sallie Mae How to Pay for College. They live in Belmont, California.