Finding the Money: The Complete Guide to Financial Aid for Students, Actors, Musicians and Artists

Finding the Money: The Complete Guide to Financial Aid for Students, Actors, Musicians and Artists

by Preethi Burkholder


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This is a one-stop resource for people who want to finance their education or career. Classic, indispensable advice for college students and their parents and also for actors, musicians and other artists! The whole process of applying for loans, scholarships, grants, fellowships, tuition waivers and other forms of financial aid is clearly laid out.
The book gives tips on finding sources of funds, filling out applications, writing entrance essays, receiving award disbursements, repaying loans and everything in between. Especially on how to stand out from the crowd.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786436927
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/24/2009
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Preethi Burkholder has published several magazine articles on winning grants, securing loans, and getting awards for education, career development and artistic pursuits, and general living expenses. She is a grants consultant and offers workshops on financial aid for students and artists. She lives in Loveland, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

1. An Introduction to Financial Aid 5

2. Federal Student Aid Programs 11

3. Getting Money for College 21

4. The College Essay 35

5. The Art of Winning Scholarships 50

6. The Hunt for Loans 58

7. The World of Grants 79

8. Congratulations! You Have Been Awarded Financial Aid 120

9. The Alternate Aid Route 127

10. Around the Globe 136

11. Working Along the Way 141

12. The Acting Connection 143

13. Investing Strategies 156

14. Resume Writing 178

15. Cyber Aid 201

16. Listing of Grant Directories 213

17. Useful Websites Every Financial Aid Seeker Should Know 217

18. Financial Aid Myths 238

19. Marketing Tips 242

Glossary 249

Bibliography 257

Index 259

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