Guerrilla Guide to Mastering Student Loan Debt

Guerrilla Guide to Mastering Student Loan Debt

by Anne Stockwell
     
 
Skyrocketing tuitions have become a national concern. The average four-year college degree now costs more than $35,000, and that sum is growing at a phenomenal rate, forcing unprecedented numbers of college students into student-loan debt. In 1995, the Educational Resource Institute issued a report warning that borrowing has exploded to record levels and is expected

Overview

Skyrocketing tuitions have become a national concern. The average four-year college degree now costs more than $35,000, and that sum is growing at a phenomenal rate, forcing unprecedented numbers of college students into student-loan debt. In 1995, the Educational Resource Institute issued a report warning that borrowing has exploded to record levels and is expected to double in five years.

Whether they're just beginning to think about paying for college, are currently in school, starting repayment or already overwhelmed with debt, students, as well as recent graduates and parents, find The Guerrilla Guide to Mastering Student Loan Debt an indispensable guide to navigating the student loan maze. In clear, lively and reassuring chapters, it answers such time and money-saving questions as:

What types of loans are available, and how are they different?

How can I get the best possible deal?

What are my options for repaying my loan and can I postpone repayment?

How can I get a forbearance or a deferment?

How can I repair my credit rating?

"This is must reading for all high school seniors and their families and should be read again by all college students while in their last year of school."
--Ernest T. Freeman, President, Educational Resources Institute
"An extremely clear, humane, and practical guide...If you're off to campus, or dealing with the financial aftermath of higher education, read this and save yourself many sleepless nights."
--Anne Matthews, author of Bright College Years: Inside the American CampusToday
"Should be required reading for anyone--especially a graduate/professional student--who is thinking about borrowing to go to school. Even those now repaying their loans should read Anne Stockwell's book. Easy to read and easy to understand, The Guerrilla Guide will keep many students out of hot water over their student loans."
Kevin Boyer, Executive Director, National Association of Graduate-Professional Students, Inc.
"An essential tool for people trying to get back on the path to a sound financial future. Stockwell's book should be read by every parent and student before applying for any college application or student loan because The Guerrilla Guide goes one step beyond the other "how-to" books by supplying different philosophies for living with your student loan and sound strategies for getting your life back on track. If you are tired of making up lies to get that collection agency off your back, this is the book to read."
--Cheryl Dunye, writer/director of The Watermelon Woman writer/director of The Watermelon Woman writer/director of The Watermelon Woman writer/director of The Watermelon Woman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062734358
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/27/1997
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.29(w) x 8.01(h) x 0.84(d)

What People are saying about this

Ernest T. Freeman
"This is must reading for all high school seniors and their families and should be read again by all college students while in their last year of school."
Anne Matthews
"An extremely clear, humane, and practical guide...If you're off to campus, or dealing with the financial aftermath of higher education, read this and save yourself many sleepless nights."
Kevin Boyer
"Should be required reading for anyone--especially a graduate/professional student--who is thinking about borrowing to go to school. Even those now repaying their loans should read Anne Stockwell's book. Easy to read and easy to understand, The Guerrilla Guide will keep many students out of hot water over their student loans."
Cheryl Dunye
"An essential tool for people trying to get back on the path to a sound financial future. Stockwell's book should be read by every parent and student before applying for any college application or student loan because The Guerrilla Guide goes one step beyond the other "how-to" books by supplying different philosophies for living with your student loan and sound strategies for getting your life back on track. If you are tired of making up lies to get that collection agency off your back, this is the book to read."

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