The Financial Aid Handbook (Paperback)

Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford

By Carol Stack, Ruth Vedvik

Career Press, 9781601631664, 286pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2011

List Price: 16.99*
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In today's tough economy, a college degree is more important--and more expensive--than ever before. The Financial Aid Handbook is the definitive, one-stop guide to the college selection and payment process, covering everything from basic timelines and tuition costs to predicting your scholarship award from colleges and taking ownership of student debt after graduation.

Families and students will appreciate the straightforward language, engaging explanations, and hundreds of tips to maximize their financial aid--the scholarship funds that come from the colleges themselves. No other book on the market teaches students and parents how to find real, four-year scholarships...and how to land them. The Financial Aid Handbook is the only book families will need to find the 
right college at the right price.

The Financial Aid Handbook includes:
The seven biggest myths about paying for college
The ultimate guide to federal, state, and private student loans
A step-by-step guide to completing the FAFSA and PROFILE
How to predict scholarship dollars with the Merit Aid Profile, or MAP
Profiles of selected schools with exceptional merit aid
How to negotiate with the financial aid office.