Meeting College Costs: What You Need to Know Before Your Child and Your Money Leave Home

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College Board, Nov 22, 2000 - Study Aids - 133 pages
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This practical workbook addresses the essential and immediate concerns families have about the complexities of funding a college education. Completely revised and updated, Meeting College Costs provides nine worksheets for exploring a range of financial scenarios, plus a wealth of information about: -- how to determine what the costs really are for a given college-- what types of financial aid are available-- how the government and colleges determine eligibility for financial aid-- which financial aid forms to complete, and when-- how to interpret financial aid offers and what to do if the offer isn't enough-- how to close the gap between a college's sticker price and what a family will actually pay-- why most families find that college is worth the cost-- how high-school-age students fit into the college financing partnership-- tips on how students can manage their finances during collegeThere is also a handy glossary to help families understand the specialized language of financial aid for college.

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Contents

Whose Obligation Is This Anyway?
1
How Much Will College REALLY Cost?
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What Types of Financial Aid Are Available?
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