1001 Ways to Pay for College Strategies to Maximize Financial Aid, Scholarships and Grants

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/21/2015
  • Publisher: SuperCollege

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Completely revised with updated descriptions, contact information, websites, and available monies, this guide to financing higher education is the only resource students need to fund their pursuit of knowledge. Balancing detailed explanations with real-life examples and practical resources, the featured topics include finding and winning scholarships, requesting a reassessment from colleges for more financial aid, maximizing assistance from state and federal governments, taking advantage of educational tax breaks, and benefiting from government-subsidized student loans. Creative strategies—such as starting profitable dorm-room enterprises, trading tuition costs for volunteer service, and canceling debts with loan-repayment programs—help students find extra money when more traditional routes are exhausted. The provided tips are designed for students of all ages and levels and their parents.

Author Biography

Gen and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of 14 books including How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, The Ultimate Scholarship Book and The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges. They tour the country as speakers on college planning and live in Northern California.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Many Ways to Pay for College
Chapter 2: Find a Scholarship
Chapter 3: Contests for Students
Chapter 4: Guaranteed Scholarships
Chapter 5: Reward Programs for Students
Chapter 6: Save for College
Chapter 7: Tax Breaks for Students
Chapter 8: Maximize Financial Aid
Chapter 9: Asking for More Financial Aid
Chapter 10: Avoid Financial Aid Scams
Chapter 11: Get Your State to Pay
Chapter 12: Borrow Money for College
Chapter 13: Loan Forgiveness Programs
Chapter 14: Military Options
Chapter 15: Save Money While in College
Chapter 16: Make Your College Cheaper
Chapter 17: Be a Dorm Room Entrepreneur
Chapter 18: Internships and Part-time Jobs
Chapter 19: Be a Part-time Student
Chapter 20: Opportunities for Adult Students
Chapter 21: Opportunities for Graduate Students
Chapter 22: Conclusion

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