Getting Financial Aid 2011

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College Board, Jul 6, 2010 - Study Aids - 1000 pages
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A must-have book in today’s economy, Getting Financial Aid 2011 is for parents and students challenged by the cost of college. The all-important FAFSA form is simplified with step-by-step instructions, and the College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® form is explained by the people who created it. The guide includes information and advice from experts on how to apply for aid, plus easy-to-compare college profiles giving the “financial aid picture” for more than 3,000 four-year and two-year colleges and technical schools, showing award amounts and requirements.  No other directory has this level of detail! Completely revised to reflect current federal laws and college policies.

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Contents

Preface
vii
List of Figures
xi
Yes You Can Afford College 3
xviii
Median Annual Earnings by Education Level 5
xix
Estimated Cumulative Earnings Minus College Costs 6
xx
Undergraduate Student Aid in billions by Source 200809 13
xxvii
20
ii
Choosing Colleges Thinking Costs 23
24
Look for Scholarships
84
Weigh the Offers
91
Consider Your OutofPocket Options
99
Comparison of Education Savings Options
102
Calculating Your Monthly Loan Payment
106
Effects of Letting Interest Accrue While Youre in College
107
Comparison of Education Loan Options
108
Federal Income Tax Benefits for Higher Education
112

Distribution of FullTime Undergraduates at FourYear Institutions by Tuition and Fee Charges
26
Get Ready for the Forms
35
FAFSA PIN Site
41
Fill Out the FAFSA
43
FAFSA on the Web
45
Finding a Colleges Federal Code
48
Fill Out the PROFILE If Required
57
CSSFinancial Aid PROFILE Online
58
Finding a Colleges CSS Code
61
List of Tables
67
Fill Out Any Other Required Forms
69
Average Estimated Undergraduate Budgets 200910 28
72
Make Your Special Circumstances Known
75
Once Youre In College
115
Meet Your Application Deadlines
123
Estimate Your EFC Under Federal Methodology
132
Federal EFC Allowances for State Taxes
134
Federal EFC Allowances for FICA and Employment
135
Federal EFC Education Savings and Asset Protection Allowance for Parents
136
Financial Aid College by College
139
Academic scholarships
899
Art scholarships
907
Musicdrama scholarships
949
Glossary
963
Alphabetical Index of Colleges
973
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The College Board, a not-for-profit membership association, connects students to college success and opportunity through major programs and services in college admissions, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, and teaching and learning. Among its best-known programs are the SAT®, the PSAT/NMSQT®, and the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®). Students, parents, educators, and librarians recognize the College Board as a source of expertise on SAT and CLEP® test preparation, college admissions, and financial aid. The College Board publishes the bestselling The Official SAT Study Guide™, the College Handbook, the Book of Majors, and other books that help students prepare for college, research their options, and succeed in higher education. It also maintains the popular collegeboard.com Web site, which is visited by more than 4.5 million unique visitors per month.

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