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

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

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by Doug Hewitt
 
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

Overview

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.

Using a unique "Grand Slam" organizational strategy, the authors take students and parents through the process of creating a successful game plan to fund their college educations by focusing on student interests.

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.

Written by parents who put five children through college without spending a dime, this handy guide will aid parents and future college students in their search for the best education at the best price.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593633813
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,328,191
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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