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

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College Board, 2000 - College costs - 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?
7
What Types of Financial Aid Are Available?
19
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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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