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The college solution : a guide for everyone looking for the right school at the right price

Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : FT Press, 2008.
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By using the strategies presented in this resource, parents can learn how to send their kids to expensive private schools for virtually the cost of an in-state public college and how promising kids  Read more...

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O'Shaughnessy, Lynn, 1955-
College solution.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : FT Press, 2008
Print version:
O'Shaughnessy, Lynn, 1955-
College solution.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : FT Press, 2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
ISBN: 9780131359468 0131359460 0132365707 9780132365703
OCLC Number: 232568637
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 265 pages)
Contents: Foreword xvIntroduction xix PART I: Capturing Financial Aid 1Chapter 1: Where Is the $$$? 2Chapter 2: Looking for Cash in the Right Places 5Chapter 3: Using Financial Aid Tools 9Chapter 4: Financial Aid in the Real World 13Chapter 5: A Peek Inside a Financial Aid Office 17Chapter 6: Winning the Financial Aid Lottery 20Chapter 7: Maximizing Financial Aid 25Chapter 8: Maximizing Financial Aid, Part II 30Chapter 9: Appealing the Verdict 34 PART II: Capturing Tuition Discounts 39Chapter 10: The Race for Cash 40Chapter 11: The Inside Scoop on Merit Money 44Chapter 12: Academic Freebies 49Chapter 13: Creating a Buzz 53Chapter 14: Playing the Gender Card 59 PART III: Finding Great Academic Fits 63Chapter 15: The Hidden Truth 64Chapter 16: The Knock Against U S News & World Report 67Chapter 17: The Rankings Antidote 71Chapter 18: Research Made Easy 77Chapter 19: Grading Academic Departments 83Chapter 20: Grading Academic Departments, Part II 91Chapter 21: The Value of Undergraduate Research 97Chapter 22: Grading Professors 101 PART IV: Overlooked Academic Choices 105Chapter 23: Stop Hyperventilating 106Chapter 24: The Allure of Liberal Arts Colleges 109Chapter 25: What Makes Public Liberal ArtsColleges Special 114Chapter 26: Teaching Versus Research 118Chapter 27: Learning in a Crowd 121 PART V: Exploring Community Colleges 127Chapter 28: Considering a Community College 128Chapter 29: Why Community Colleges Are Popular 130Chapter 30: Is Your Local Community College Any Good? 134Chapter 31: Getting Credit for Your Work 139 PART VI: College Admissions Nuts & Bolts 143Chapter 32: Knowing When to Do What 144Chapter 33: Grading College Counselors 150Chapter 34: Ditching the SAT 156Chapter 35: Writing Your Way into College 162Chapter 36: Visiting Campuses 167Chapter 37: Acing the College Interview 170Chapter 38: Getting In at the Last Minute 173 PART VII: College Diversity 175Chapter 39: Diversity Blueprint 176 PART VIII: Economizing for College 183Chapter 40: Shrinking the College Tab 184Chapter 41: Shrinking the College Tab, Part II 188Chapter 42: Freebies and Best Buys 191Chapter 43: Capturing Private Scholarships 196 PART IX: Navigating the Student Loan Maze 201Chapter 44: The Student Loan Fiasco 202Chapter 45: Student Loan Primer 206Chapter 46: Disappearing Discounts 211Chapter 47: Private Loan Perils 213Chapter 48: Default Debacles 218 PART X: Maximizing College Accounts 221Chapter 49: A 529 Primer 222Chapter 50: College Investing Cheat Sheet 228Chapter 51: The Perils of Cashing Out CollegeAccounts 233Chapter 52: Grading Financial Advisers 237 PART XI: The Folks Back Home 243Chapter 53: Parents Behaving Badly 244Chapter 54: Getting Grandma to Help 250 Appendix: The College Solution Cheat Sheet 253Resource Guide 259Index 267
Responsibility: Lynn O'Shaughnessy.

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