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Sallie Mae How to Pay for College

Sallie Mae How to Pay for College

By: Gen & Kelly Tanabe
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781932662313

Retail Price: $19.95
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About Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Gen and Kelly Tanabe are the founders of SuperCollege and the award-winning authors of 13 books on college admission, financial aid and scholarships. Together they were accepted to all of the Ivy League colleges and won more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to graduate from Harvard debt-free. They tour nationally speaking about college planning and have served as expert sources for USA Today, the New York Times, CNN, and U.S. News & World Report.

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  • Comprehensive guide to help all families pay for college
  • Learn how the financial aid process works and how to get the most money you deserve
  • Explore where to find the best scholarships for families of all income levels
  • Discover how to choose the best financial aid package and what to do if it’s not enough
  • Learn the best way to save including picking the right 529 Savings Plan
  • Plus, each chapter contains “Straight Talk” with tips and strategies from financial aid officers

What's Inside

Aimed at parents who are footing their children's college tuition bill, this guide explores everything from financial aid and scholarships to student loans and work-study programs. Sallie Mae, the nation's leading provider of education funding, has assembled an elite group of financial aid officers at respected colleges to provide a behind-the-scenes look at how financial aid works and what parents can do to maximize the amount they receive. This comprehensive guide is filled with useful tips, strategies and advice to help all families create a plan to pay for college.

Table of Contents
1: How are we going to pay for college?
2: How much does college really cost?
3: How much financial aid will we get?
4: How do we apply for federal financial aid?
5: How do we choose the best financial aid package?
6: Should we borrow money to pay for college?
7: How can my child win a scholarship?
8: How can the college help us pay?
9: How can my state help?
10: What's the best way to save for college?
11: Can a parent catch a tax break?
12: How can we make college cheaper?
13: What about the military or public service?
14: Financial aid scams
15: Conclusion: The start of a new journey


"The ultimate resource for families with children in preschool and high school alike, [this book] will teach you how to save for, finance, and facilitate your child's college education."

“A ‘must read’ for every parent of a college student. The book is easy to read, accurate and contains all the information a family needs to assist them in getting thousands of dollars in financial assistance for college. This is one book that you cannot afford to skip.”
—Courtney McAnuff, Vice President for Enrollment Services, Eastern Michigan University

“An extremely comprehensive guide…more than you will ever want to know about financial aid and how to pay for college. It is every parent and student’s ‘dream’ about being knowledgeable about financial aid and college costs.”
—Peggy Loewy-Wellisch, Associate Vice President for Student Financial Services, Nova Southeastern University

“The words ‘practical guide’ say it all. Parents can learn all they need in as much detail as they want expressed in common, easy to understand language. The ‘Straight Talk’ sections cut through the jargon and give real word answers to real world questions.”
—Dr. Lawrence Burt, Associate VP for Student Affairs & Director of Student Financial Services, University of Texas at Austin

“Financial aid is all about creating the possible.”
—Jim Belvin, Director of Financial Aid, Duke University

“A wonderful tool for students and parents that provides answers to frequently asked questions as well as helpful hints in planning.”
—Veronica J. Leech, Director of Financial Aid, Central State University

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Sallie Mae How to Pay for College

Sallie Mae How to Pay for College

By: Gen & Kelly Tanabe
Special Amazon Price: Click to View


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