The College Solution

The College Solution

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a€œThe College Solution helps readers look beyond over-hyped admission rankings to discover schools that offer a quality education at affordable prices. Taking the guesswork out of saving and finding money for college, this is a practical and insightful must-have guide for every parent!a€ a€”Jaye J. Fenderson, Seventeena€™s College Columnist and Author, Seventeena€™s Guide to Getting into College a€œThis book is a must read in an era of rising tuition and falling admission rates. Oa€™Shaughnessy offers good advice with blessed clarity and brevity.a€ a€”Jay Mathews, Washington Post Education Writer and Columnist a€œI would recommend any parent of a college-bound student read The College Solution.a€ a€”Kal Chany, Author, The Princeton Reviewa€™s Paying for College Without Going Broke a€œThe College Solution goes beyond other guidebooks in providing an abundance of information about how to afford college, in addition to how to approach the selection process by putting the student first.a€ a€”Martha a€œMartya€ Oa€™Connell, Executive Director, Colleges That Change Lives a€œLynn Oa€™Shaughnessy always focuses on whata€™s in the consumera€™s best interest, telling families how to save money and avoid making costly mistakes.a€ a€”Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher, and Author, FastWeb College Gold a€œAn antidote to the hype and hysteria about getting in and paying for college! Oa€™Shaughnessy has produced an excellent overview that demystifies the college planning process for students and families.a€ a€”Barmak Nassirian, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers For millions of families, the college planning experience has become extremely stressful. And, unless your child is an elite student in the academic top 1%, most books on the subject wona€™t help you. Now, however, therea€™s a college guide for everyone. In The College Solution, top personal finance journalist Lynn Oa€™Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use roadmap to finding the right college program (not just the most hyped) and dramatically reducing the cost of college, too. Forget the rankings! Discover what really matters: the quality and value of the programs your child wants and deserves. Oa€™Shaughnessy uncovers a€œindustry secretsa€ on how colleges actually parcel out financial aida€”and how even a€œaveragea€ students can maximize their share. Learn how to send your kids to expensive private schools for virtually the cost of an in-state public college...and how promising students can pay significantly less than the a€œsticker pricea€ even at the best state universities. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing a college...and no other book will save you as much money! a€c Secrets your schoola€™s guidance counselor doesna€™t know yet The surprising ways colleges have changed how they do business a€c Get every dime of financial aid thata€™s out there for you Be a a€œfly on the walla€ inside the college financial aid office a€c U.S. News a World Report: clueless about your child Beyond one-size-fits-all rankings: finding the right program for your teenager a€c The best bargains in higher education Overlooked academic choices that just might be perfect for youThese applicants forgot to swap out the name of one school for another before sending the application electronically. Common application essay questions. These are the recent es- say topics posed by schools that rely on the Commonanbsp;...

Title:The College Solution
Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher:FT Press - 2008-06-06

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