Financial Aid Financer: Expert Answers to College Financing Questions

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How does your unique family situation impact on the financial aid process? This question and answer guide goes beyond common situations like divorces and job loss. It explains hundreds of unusual family circum-stances and tells parents how the financial aid process can work for them. Written by a college financing expert, FinAncer is sure to remove all the obstacles in your way.

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Overview

How does your unique family situation impact on the financial aid process? This question and answer guide goes beyond common situations like divorces and job loss. It explains hundreds of unusual family circum-stances and tells parents how the financial aid process can work for them. Written by a college financing expert, FinAncer is sure to remove all the obstacles in your way.

Sometimes you need a lot of information-but sometimes you just need an answer! Financial Aid FinAncer goes beyond "common" situations like divorce and job loss. It explains hundreds of unusual circumstances, and shows families how to make the financial aid process work for you.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781575091426
  • Publisher: Octameron Associates
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Edition number: 22
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Applying for Financial Aid 4
Apply for Financial Aid, No Matter What 4
Financial Aid Application Forms 6
Tax Returns vs. Financial Aid Applications 10
Parental Status 11
Student Status 13
Calculating Expected Family Contribution 15
Hodge Podge 20
After You Mail Your Aid Application 21
Verification 23
Chapter 2 Putting Together the Financial Aid Package 24
The Financial Aid Award Letter 24
Pell Grants 25
Scholarships 26
Work-Study 28
Federal Loans 28
Negotiating the Financial Aid Package 34
Gaining a Special Advantage 37
Chapter 3 Additional Strategies For College Financing 39
Military Options 39
Assistance From Your Employer 41
Tax Relief for Education Expenses 42
Chapter 4 Managing Cash Flow 44
Borrowing Against Your Home Equity 45
Borrowing From Your Retirement Accounts 46
Using Annuities 48
Gift-Giving 48
Chapter 5 Long-Term Financing Strategies 49
Using a Financial Planner 52
U.S. Savings Bonds 53
State-Based "Section 529" Savings Plans 55
Trusts vs. Custodial Accounts 59
Chapter 6 Especially for Graduate Students 60
Chapter 7 Financial Aid vs. College Admission 62
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