How to Go to College Almost for Free: The Secrets of Winning Scholarship Money

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HarperResource, Jun 1, 2008 - Education - 373 pages
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Presents a step-by-step guide for prospective college students that shows students of all ages how to find and win scholarship prizes and cut down on student debt.

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About the author (2008)

Ben Kaplan won more than two dozen scholarships -- amassing nearly $90,000 in unrestricted college cash for use at any school. In 1999, he graduated from Harvard debt-free, with virtually the entire cost of his education covered by his scholarship winnings.

In addition to writing "The Scholarship Scouting Report, " Kaplan is the author of "How to Go to College Almost for Free" and "Scholarship Seeker's Toolbox" -- the three books forming an essential paying-for-college trilogy for students of all ages. Kaplan has also written numerous articles on winning scholarships, including columns for "The New York Times" and "U.S. News & World Report, " that have been syndicated in publications nationwide. He has been featured on hundreds of television and radio programs, including appearances on "Oprah, " NBC, CBS, and National Public Radio.

Known internationally as "The Scholarship Coach," Kaplan has served as the resident scholarship adviser at some of the Internet's most popular scholarship search websites, and is the founder of, the leading online scholarship advice portal.

Kaplan currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and can be contacted at via e-mail.

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