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

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College Board, 1997 - College costs - 121 pages
A jargon-free, easy-to-use guide to help families deal confidently with the complexities of financing a college education

This Important New Book from the experts at the College Scholarship Service explodes common myths about college financing, giving families a much-needed resource for understanding:
-- how colleges decide who gets financial aid -- and how much
-- how to estimate financial aid eligibility
-- how to compare and decide on financial aid offers
-- how to select the best loans when financial aid isn't enough
-- the role of financial aid in dosing the gap between a college's "sticker price" and what the student will actually pay

Includes worksheets for exploring a range of financial scenarios.

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

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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(R), the PSAT/NMSQT(R), and the Advanced Placement Program(R) (AP(R)). Students, parents, educators, and librarians recognize the College Board as a source of expertise on SAT and College-Level Examination Program(R) (CLEP(R)) test preparation, college admissions, and financial aid.

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