The Financial Aid Handbook

Editor/Author Stack, Carol and Vedvik, Ruth
Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Career Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-60163-166-4
Category: Social Sciences - College Preparation
Image Count: 100
Book Status: Available
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The Financial Aid Handbook is the definitive, one-stop guide to the college selection and payment process, covering everything from basic timelines and tuition costs to predicting your scholarship award from colleges and taking ownership of student debt after graduation.

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Table of Contents

  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PREFACE FOR PARENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER 1 - The Seven Biggest Myths About Paying for College
  • CHAPTER 2 - The Basics
  • CHAPTER 3 - Let's Talk About Debt
  • CHAPTER 4 - You, Your Parents, and Their Money
  • CHAPTER 5 - For Parents: You, Your Children, and Your Money
  • CHAPTER 6 - Merit Aid and the MAP
  • CHAPTER 7 - The Cost-Based College Search
  • CHAPTER 8 - Everything You Need to Know Before You Hand in Your Paperwork
  • CHAPTER 9 - Merit Aid and the Application
  • CHAPTER 10 - Making the Choice: An Apples-to-Apples Comparison
  • CHAPTER 11 - An Intentional Alternative Plan
  • CHAPTER 12 - What's in a Name? Understanding Ratings and Rankings
  • CHAPTER 13 - What Color Is Your Passport? Advice for International Students
  • THE FINANCIAL AID HANDBOOK'S BEST BETS LIST: SELECTED COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT MEET THEIR MISSION AND FUND THEIR FAVORITES
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS