Financial Aid Handbook, Revised Edition: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford

Financial Aid Handbook, Revised Edition: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford

by Carol Stack, Ruth Vedvik

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632650825
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Edition description: Second Edition,Revised
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 237,240
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Carol Stack is the former director of admissions at Macalester College and Augsburg College, and served as a college counselor at both the International School of Brussels and St. John's International School in Waterloo, Belgium. For the past 20 years, Stack has worked as a principal at Hardwick Day, an enrollment consulting firm that works with the admissions and financial aid offices of colleges and universities. She has consulted on financial aid policy at dozens of colleges and universities from coast to coast. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. 
Ruth Vedvik has held the position of director of admissions at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Ball State University, and Agnes Scott College. For the past 14 years, Vedvik has worked as a principal at Hardwick Day and served as interim vice president for enrollment at more than 20 colleges and universities. She lives in Champaign, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Preface for the Revised Edition 9

Introduction for Parents 11

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 The 9 Biggest Myths About Paying for College 21

Chapter 2 The Basics 45

Chapter 3 Let's Talk About Debt 73

Chapter 4 You, Your Parents, and Their Money 97

Chapter 5 For Parents: You, Your Children, and Your Money 115

Chapter 6 Merit Aid and The MAP 141

Chapter 7 The Cost-Based College Search 161

Chapter 8 Everything You Need to Know Before You Hand in Your Paperwork 171

Chapter 9 Merit Aid and the Application 187

Chapter 10 Making the Choice: An Apples-to-Apples Comparison 205

Chapter 11 An Intentional Alternative Plan 219

Chapter 12 What's in a Name? Understanding Ratings and Rankings 225

Chapter 13 What Color Is Your Passport? Advice for International Students 233

Chapter 14 Are You a DREAMer? Advice for Undocumented Students 241

Chapter 15 For Homeless and/or Unaccompanied Students 247

Notes 252

Index 253

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