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How to Pay for College: A Library How-To Handbook

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Whether you’re a high school student, already in college, a parent, or an adult returning to school, this guide can help you thoroughly and easily research all available financial aid options, narrow your search to those that are a good fit for you, and make the best attempt possible at applying for them. Within these pages, find ways to plan and save for the high cost of college tuition; how to look for schools that are less expensive yet offer everything an expensive school might; when and how to fill out forms...

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Whether you’re a high school student, already in college, a parent, or an adult returning to school, this guide can help you thoroughly and easily research all available financial aid options, narrow your search to those that are a good fit for you, and make the best attempt possible at applying for them. Within these pages, find ways to plan and save for the high cost of college tuition; how to look for schools that are less expensive yet offer everything an expensive school might; when and how to fill out forms for loans, grants, and scholarships; how to get the government to help you; tips on applications and essays; and much more. This unique guide emphasizes the help that your local library can be in this process, using its reference materials, the Internet, and the advice of experienced researchers. This is a book that can help change your life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616081553
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/27/2011
  • Series: American Library Association Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,389,515
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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The American Library Association is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, it was created to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services. It is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
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Table of Contents

Introduction "Beyond the Books" in Today's Public Libraries 1

Chapter 1 Choosing a College 6

Chapter 2 Personal Resources to Pay For College 25

Chapter 3 Financial Aid 101 49

Chapter 4 Scholarships 67

Chapter 5 Grants 87

Chapter 6 Jobs: On Campus, Off Campus, Internships, and Summer Jobs 98

Chapter 7 Loans 120

Chapter 8 College Applications 136

Bibliography/Webliography 159

Index 167

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