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 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932662207
  • Publisher: Supercollege, Llc
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: 1001 Ways to Pay for College Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Gen Tanabe and Kelly Tanabe are the authors of Get Free Cash for College, Get into Any College, How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay, and Sallie Mae's How to Pay for College. They have been featured as college admissions experts in The New York Times and U.S. News and World Report. They live in Palo Alto, California.

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Table of Contents


The Many Ways to Pay for College     13
Win a Scholarship     19
Contests for Students     97
Guaranteed Scholarships     113
Reward Programs for Students     121
Save for College     127
Tax Breaks for Students     181
Maximize Financial Aid     197
Asking for More Financial Aid     225
Avoid Financial Aid Scams     233
Get Your State to Pay     241
Borrow Money for College     265
Loan Forgiveness Programs     283
Military Options     339
Save Money While in College     359
Make Your College Cheaper     375
Be a Dorm Room Entrepreneur     393
Internships and Part-Time Jobs     415
Be a Part-Time Student     431
Opportunities for Adult Students     439
Opportunities for Graduate Students     451
Conclusion     475
Index     479
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