Mr. Cheap's Guide to Paying for College: Go to School Without Going Broke

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Adams Media, 2008 - Education - 256 pages
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The decision to go to college shouldn't be a matter of money. But today, with the cost of college spiraling out of control, finances often determine where-or whether or not-you go. But higher education is possible with Mr. Cheap's Guide to Paying for College. This informative guide teaches students and parents how to: Take advantage of loans, grants, and/or scholarships Invest in long term paying options Qualify for tax credits and deductions Get the most out of the money you do have Actually enjoy the college experience With this perfect to-the-point primer, you'll learn how to cheat, beat, and master the big-bucks "system" of higher learning. Complete with helpful lists of organizations and other resources, you can go to the college you love-without drowning on debt. About the Author B.A. Cheap is the pseudonym for a college-cost aficionado, acknowledged financial-aid guru, and penny-pinching pro, who runs the financial aid department at a major institute of higher learning.
 

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Contents

WHATS IT GONNA COST YOU?
1
GET READY TO MAKE SOME IMPORTANT CHOICES
23
SCHOLARSHIPSSOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
41
HANDLING THE COSTS
57
FIGURE IT OUT FAFSA AND FINANCIAL AIDYOU CANT HAVE ONE WITHOUT THE OTHER
77
CONSIDER THIS QUALIFIED TUITION PLANS AND FEDERAL INCOME TAX BENEFITS
97
LEANING ON LOANS
113
GETTING DOUGH DURING SCHOOL
133
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE FREE STUFF
171
FIGURE OUT HOW TO MANAGE YOUR FUNDS
189
CONTROL YOURSELF WITH CREDIT CARDS
203
DONT BE BLINDSIDED
FINANCIAL AID GLOSSARY
FURTHER READING
ONLINE RESOURCES
Copyright

REPORTING TO DUTY GET MONEY FOR YOUR SERVICE
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Mr. B.A. Cheap is the pseudonym for a noted winemaker, acknowledged gourmet, and all-around bon vitant who wishes to keep his identity hidden...

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