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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 strategiessuch as starting profitable dorm-room enterprises, trading tuition costs for volunteer service, and canceling debts with loan-repayment programshelp 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.
Gen Tanabe 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 the Bay Area of 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