Advice on how to meet the rising costs of a college education is a popular topic. Thankfully, both this title and J. Grady Cash's College Funding Made Easy ( LJ 1/92) are addressed to parents who began saving the day of their child's birth as well as those ready to start 16 years later! Bright Ideas presents two basic options: savings plans which start long before the first day of college, and financing plans which begin as the college application is mailed. The listing entitled ``Sources of Loans'' provides useful address information for loan sources in each state. While Bright Ideas offers some good worksheets, College Funding Made Easy provides worksheets, tables, an index, and an excellent table of contents, which makes it the preferred source.-- A.R. Huggins, Memphis State Univ. Libs., Tenn.