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Title:
Straight talk on paying for college : lowering the cost of higher education
Author:
Anderson, Trent.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
viii, 258 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"A Trent and Seppy financial aid guide"--Cover.

At head of title: Kaplan.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780743241090
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

This guide features: * Expert Advice to help a family navigate the financial aid process and receive the best possible aid packag * A comprehensive listing of colleges and universities that includes contact informatioin and web addresses so students can get the most accurate informatioin directly from the schools themselves * Summaries, timetables, and lists to provide useful information at a glance * Tips for saving money * Answers to frequently-asked financial aid questions Straight Talk on Paying for College: lowering the cost of higher educationis a simple, easy-to-read guide to a complicated subject: financial aid. You'll learn how to: Calculate the real cost of college Get your share of student aid Navigate the application process Negotiate aid packages with colleges Make the most of your money Meet your share of expenses Straight Talk on Paying for Collegeprovides exclusive insider tips from financial aid experts and real-life stories of families paying for college, plus tuition and aid data on 328 popular colleges. Packed with vital information, money-saving tips, and good humor,Straight Talkwill help you maximize your aid and stretch your college dollar.


Table of Contents

Trent & Seppy Say
Part 1 The Financial Aid Challenge
Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Financial Aid -- Myth versus Fact
Chapter 3 Finding the Best Value
Chapter 4 Calculate the Real Cost of College
Chapter 5 Making the Most of Your Money
Chapter 6 Get Your Share of Student Aid
Chapter 7 Navigate the Process
Chapter 8 How You're Evaluated
Chapter 9 Compare and Negotiate Aid Packages
Chapter 10 Meet Your Share of Expenses
Part 2 Financial Aid Resources
Section 1 Regional Resources
Section 2 Website Reference List
Section 3 EFC Worksheets
Section 4 Sample Appeal Letters
Section 5 Glossary
Part 3 How Much Will It Cost?
Financial Data for 328 Popular Schools
Index