Free College Resource Book: Inside Secrets From Two Parents Who Put Five Kids Through College for Next to Nothing

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Inside secrets from two parents who put their five kids through college for next to nothing!

With tough economic times, paying for a child's education is harder than ever. Free College Resource Book takes students and parents through the process of weighing options for college funding, including scholarship searches, grants, savings plans, differences between financial aid options, and which financial aid programs provide the best benefits to ...

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Overview

Inside secrets from two parents who put their five kids through college for next to nothing!

With tough economic times, paying for a child's education is harder than ever. Free College Resource Book takes students and parents through the process of weighing options for college funding, including scholarship searches, grants, savings plans, differences between financial aid options, and which financial aid programs provide the best benefits to students, and other sources of money for paying college tuition and fees.

This book shows students how to both find sources of funding and prepare winning essays, applications, and interview responses to ensure they meet their financial aid goals.

The book also includes a detailed resource section full of websites and organizations willing to help students find financial assistance for college. Written by parents who put five children through college on very little of their own money, this handy guide will aid parents and future college students in their search for the best education at the best price.

  • Easy-to-use reference guide featuring insider tips and advice
  • Overviews the complicated federal financial aid system and provides solutions
  • Suggests a proven plan of action for completing and applying for scholarships and grants Includes a detailed
  • Reference guide to scholarships and financial aid resources
  • Written by two parents who put their five kids through college for next to nothing

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The average day of a parent or teacher of a gifted or special needs learner is filled with a thousand celebrations and challenges. Prufrock's goal is to provide practical solutions to those challenges—to provide readers with timesaving, research-based tools that allow them to spend less time on the challenges and more time on the celebrations.

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Prufrock Press is committed to resources based on sound research. It has a senior advisory group composed of the top scholars in the field of education and psychology. All of the company's editors have graduate degrees in education or children's literature, and they all have classroom experience. In essence, when a reader holds a book by Prufrock Press, he or she knows that the information found in that book will be research-based and reflect agreed upon best practices in the field of education and child psychology.

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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Mary Ann Darby
The coauthors of this resource have guided their five children through college "without spending a dime" and, after years of intense research, offer their tips and strategies for obtaining college money, using their children's experiences as case studies. They aim their suggestions at students, urging those as young as junior high age to start planning ahead. Their approach is summarized nicely with the acronym GRAND SLAM: Get started now; Research yourself, your interests, your skills; Analyze the fit/match between you and the college; Navigate your way to scholarship money; Develop an action plan; Scholarships: find the ones you can win; Learn how to write good essays; Apply for scholarships and college admission right for you; Maintain your advantage by following up. Each idea is the focus of a chapter, and chapters are interspersed with "Cash Clues" and "Scholarship Spotlights." The resource appendix is thorough, including broad categories of references as well as funding information sites for each state. This resource is written in an affable yet straightforward manner that students will find easy to read. Students will quickly realize that this is no quick fix but rather a methodical, logical approach to getting one's college-ducks in a row: Those willing to follow the journaling and research suggestions will undoubtedly reap the benefits. The "Scholarship Spotlights" provide fascinating discoveries, ranging from an award for making the best prom outfits from duct tape, to those from the Klingon Language Institute, to the annual Llamafest Scholarship. College counselors and school libraries will do their motivated students a favor by sharing this reference book. Reviewer: Mary Ann Darby
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593633813
  • Publisher: Prufrock Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2009
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 447,377
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

After putting five children through college for almost free, Doug and Robin Hewitt's familiarity with online research and skill with guiding their children into college have given them crucial insight into funding sources. Doug and Robin are both full-time freelance nonfiction writers who enjoy writing fiction in their spare time.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Career Choices 9

2 How What You Do (Inside and Outside the Classroom) Influences Scholarship Money 21

3 Skill Sets and Scholarship Money 31

4 What's Your Major? 45

5 Choosing a College 59

6 Finding Information 77

7 Tools to Dig Up the Money 91

8 How to Get Going 101

9 Write a Winning Essay 111

10 Scholarship Application Sessions 123

11 The Interview 133

12 Tricks of the Trade 141

13 After the Money Rolls In 151

Resources 159

References 187

About the Authors 191

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