1001 Ways to Pay for College: Practical Strategies to Make Any College Affordable

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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"This book is a hole in one. Open any page to discover an easily-understood financial gem."  —Dr. Robin Boren, independent college counselor and former department chair, Dakota Ridge High School

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932662979
  • Publisher: Supercollege, Llc
  • Publication date: 9/1/2011
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 405,749
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the award-winning authors of Get Free Cash for College, Get into Any College, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, Sallie Mae How to Pay for College, and The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2011. They have been featured as college admissions experts in the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. They live in Belmont, California.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Many Ways to Pay for College 13

Chapter 2 Win a Scholarship 19

Chapter 3 Contests for Students 97

Chapter 4 Guaranteed Scholarships 111

Chapter 5 Reward Programs for Students 119

Chapter 6 Save for College 125

Chapter 7 Tax Breaks for Students 179

Chapter 8 Maximize Financial Aid 193

Chapter 9 Asking for More Financial Aid 221

Chapter 10 Avoid Financial Aid Scams 229

Chapter 11 Get Your State to Pay 237

Chapter 12 Borrow Money for College 259

Chapter 13 Loan Forgiveness Programs 277

Chapter 14 Military Options 331

Chapter 15 Save Money While in College 351

Chapter 16 Make Your College Cheaper 367

Chapter 17 Be a Dorm Room Entrepreneur 385

Chapter 18 Internships and Part-Time Jobs 407

Chapter 19 Be a Part-Time Student 423

Chapter 20 Opportunities for Adult Students 431

Chapter 21 Opportunities for Graduate Studentsg 443

Chapter 22 Conclusion 467

Index 471

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