Coverart for item
The Resource 1001 ways to pay for college, Gen and Kelly Tanabe

1001 ways to pay for college, Gen and Kelly Tanabe

Label
1001 ways to pay for college
Title
1001 ways to pay for college
Statement of responsibility
Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Title variation
  • One thousand and one ways to pay for college
  • One thousand one ways to pay for college
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Completely revised with updated descriptions, contact information, websites, and available monies, this guide to financing higher education is the only resource students need to fund their pursuit of knowledge. Balancing detailed explanations with real-life examples and practical resources, the featured topics include finding and winning scholarships, requesting a reassessment from colleges for more financial aid, maximizing assistance from state and federal governments, taking advantage of educational tax breaks, and benefiting from government-subsidized student loans. Creative strategies - such as starting profitable dorm-room enterprises, trading tuition costs for volunteer service, and canceling debts with loan-repayment programs -help students find extra money when more traditional routes are exhausted. The provided tips are designed for students of all ages and levels and their parents
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2337.4
LC item number
.T357 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Label
1001 ways to pay for college, Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Many Ways To Pay For College: -- There's more than one way to pay for college -- Right psychology -- Win A Scholarship: -- How to find a scholarship -- Backyard scholarships -- Service clubs -- Religious organizations -- Unions -- Hit up your employer -- Get cash from your professional sports teams -- Scholarships from your extracurricular activities -- College financial aid offices -- Search your community newspaper for past winners -- Search beyond your backyard -- Scholarship websites -- Big business -- Professional associations -- Don't ignore scholarships books -- Double your scholarship with dollars for scholars -- Awards based on race and ethnicity -- Awards for disabilities -- Athletic scholarships -- Don't let colleges take away your money -- Offbeat scholarships -- Contests For Students: -- Do you feel lucky? -- Contests for writers and poets -- Contests for performing arts -- Contests for artists -- Contests for chance -- Guaranteed Scholarships: -- Guaranteed scholarships do exist -- National merit scholarships -- GPA and test-based scholarships -- Scholarships for transfer students -- State entitlement awards -- Get in-state tuition -- Take advantage of residency agreements -- Reward Programs For Students: -- Save money by spending money -- Upromise -- BabyMint -- Stockback -- Save For College: -- Save for college -- Coverdell Education Savings Account -- How to open a Coverdell -- 529 savings plan -- What to consider before choosing a 529 savings plan -- Beware of the pitfall of 529 savings plans -- States that allow contribution deductions -- Prepaid college tuition plans -- List of state 529 savings and prepaid tuition plans -- Consider transferring a custodial account to a 529 plan -- Jump-start your 529 plan with a super gift -- Independent 529 savings plan -- Compare Coverdell, 529 and prepaid tuition plans -- Take advantage of both Coverdell and 529 savings plans -- Government savings bonds -- Individual development account program -- Gift money for college -- Invest for college -- Save money every day -- Tax Breaks For Students: -- Get your tax dollars back -- Timing is everything -- 2,500 American opportunity tax credit -- 2,000 lifetime learning credit -- Choose your tax credit wisely -- Don't carelessly miss getting your credit -- Deduct your tuition and fees -- Deduct student loans interest -- Tax-free educational benefits from your employer -- Cash in government bonds tax-free -- Money-savings benefits of scholarships and fellowships -- Maximize Financial Aid: -- Get your share of financial aid -- FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE/ -- Learn how to qualify for financial aid -- How expected family contribution is determined -- Quick estimate of your expected family contribution -- How to determine your financial need -- Lower your expected family contribution -- Keep your child poor -- Consider deferring bonuses and raises -- time stock sales -- Build your 401k and IRA accounts -- Complete the financial aid application -- Use estimates if you haven't finished your taxes -- Use the financial aid application as an insurance policy -- Work with the financial aid office -- Don't hide the dirty laundry -- Give the college a reason to give more money -- Don't ever try to rick the college -- How the financial aid is packaged makes a difference -- Compare and accept financial aid -- If you need more aid ask for a re-evaluation -- Asking For More Financial Aid: -- How to ask for more money -- Present any special circumstances -- Don't wait for something bad to happen if you know it will -- Play one college off another college -- Example of a successful financial aid reassessment -- Avoid financial Aid Scams: -- Keep your money safe -- Common scams -- General red flags --
  • Get Your State To Pay: -- Get money from your state government -- Directory of state aid programs -- Borrow Money For College: -- How to borrow money -- Federal Perkins Loan -- Federal Stafford Loan -- Parent Loan for undergraduate students -- PLUS loan for graduate and professional degree students -- Nursing student loan -- Lower your monthly payments with a consolidation loan -- Choose a loan that offers the best "borrower benefits" -- Save money by paying off your loans as early as possible -- Put loan payments on hold with deferment -- Private loans -- Use your home equity to pay for college -- Borrow from your whole-life insurance policy -- Borrow money from rich relatives -- Get emergency cash from your college -- Loan Forgiveness Programs: -- Loan forgiveness and scholarships for service -- National programs -- State loan forgiveness programs -- Military Options: -- Soldier your way to an education -- ROTC/ -- Montgomery GI Bill -- State-sponsored national guard benefits -- Military academies -- Earn credit for your military training -- Special military scholarships -- Save Money While In College: -- Save the money you already have -- Put yourself on the envelope budget -- Use credit card responsibly -- Save your pennies -- Never buy a new textbook -- Shop like a senior citizen -- Use VOIP -- Don't go crazy with the meal plan -- Get free food -- Commute to college -- Trim your rent -- Live in a co-op -- Use your parent's health insurance until the very end -- Make Your College Cheaper: -- Cheapen your college, not your education -- Get started at a less expensive school -- Go to your state school -- Save money with a reciprocity agreement -- Consider the blue light special bargain schools -- Attend a tuition-free college -- Earn college credit to graduate early -- Graduate early with summer school -- Take the maximum number of credits -- Give yourself a tuition break -- Get a two-for-one tuition deal -- Take advantage of tuition remission -- Save money with an alumni referral -- Be A Dorm Room Entrepreneur: -- Launch your dorm room empire -- Sell to your dorm -- Harness your brain power -- Turn school work into school green -- Monetize your hobbies and passions -- Hock your youth -- Sell to mom and dad -- Cash in on your talents and skills -- Serve your professors -- Give the community what it wants -- Internships And Part-Time Jobs: -- Work for your education -- Internships and jobs on the net -- Best internships and part-time jobs -- Be A Part-Time Student: -- Working and studying -- Night schools isn't just to get your high school diploma -- Adult education is a bargain -- Extension programs let you work and study -- Explore distance learning options -- Don't get a degree when a certificate will do -- Opportunities For Adult Students: -- Special resources for adult students -- Low-cost childcare -- Scholarships just for adult students -- Opportunities For Graduate Students: -- Special opportunities for graduate school -- Your school is the best source for fellowship aid -- Outside fellowships -- Research grants -- Get paid to step into a classroom -- Enter an academic contest -- Employer-paid education -- Conclusion: -- Onward to your future -- Index
Control code
5565986
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
5th ed.
Extent
496 p.
Isbn
9781932662979
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011026678
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707327980
  • (OCoLC)707327980
Label
1001 ways to pay for college, Gen and Kelly Tanabe
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
  • Many Ways To Pay For College: -- There's more than one way to pay for college -- Right psychology -- Win A Scholarship: -- How to find a scholarship -- Backyard scholarships -- Service clubs -- Religious organizations -- Unions -- Hit up your employer -- Get cash from your professional sports teams -- Scholarships from your extracurricular activities -- College financial aid offices -- Search your community newspaper for past winners -- Search beyond your backyard -- Scholarship websites -- Big business -- Professional associations -- Don't ignore scholarships books -- Double your scholarship with dollars for scholars -- Awards based on race and ethnicity -- Awards for disabilities -- Athletic scholarships -- Don't let colleges take away your money -- Offbeat scholarships -- Contests For Students: -- Do you feel lucky? -- Contests for writers and poets -- Contests for performing arts -- Contests for artists -- Contests for chance -- Guaranteed Scholarships: -- Guaranteed scholarships do exist -- National merit scholarships -- GPA and test-based scholarships -- Scholarships for transfer students -- State entitlement awards -- Get in-state tuition -- Take advantage of residency agreements -- Reward Programs For Students: -- Save money by spending money -- Upromise -- BabyMint -- Stockback -- Save For College: -- Save for college -- Coverdell Education Savings Account -- How to open a Coverdell -- 529 savings plan -- What to consider before choosing a 529 savings plan -- Beware of the pitfall of 529 savings plans -- States that allow contribution deductions -- Prepaid college tuition plans -- List of state 529 savings and prepaid tuition plans -- Consider transferring a custodial account to a 529 plan -- Jump-start your 529 plan with a super gift -- Independent 529 savings plan -- Compare Coverdell, 529 and prepaid tuition plans -- Take advantage of both Coverdell and 529 savings plans -- Government savings bonds -- Individual development account program -- Gift money for college -- Invest for college -- Save money every day -- Tax Breaks For Students: -- Get your tax dollars back -- Timing is everything -- 2,500 American opportunity tax credit -- 2,000 lifetime learning credit -- Choose your tax credit wisely -- Don't carelessly miss getting your credit -- Deduct your tuition and fees -- Deduct student loans interest -- Tax-free educational benefits from your employer -- Cash in government bonds tax-free -- Money-savings benefits of scholarships and fellowships -- Maximize Financial Aid: -- Get your share of financial aid -- FAFSA and CSS/PROFILE/ -- Learn how to qualify for financial aid -- How expected family contribution is determined -- Quick estimate of your expected family contribution -- How to determine your financial need -- Lower your expected family contribution -- Keep your child poor -- Consider deferring bonuses and raises -- time stock sales -- Build your 401k and IRA accounts -- Complete the financial aid application -- Use estimates if you haven't finished your taxes -- Use the financial aid application as an insurance policy -- Work with the financial aid office -- Don't hide the dirty laundry -- Give the college a reason to give more money -- Don't ever try to rick the college -- How the financial aid is packaged makes a difference -- Compare and accept financial aid -- If you need more aid ask for a re-evaluation -- Asking For More Financial Aid: -- How to ask for more money -- Present any special circumstances -- Don't wait for something bad to happen if you know it will -- Play one college off another college -- Example of a successful financial aid reassessment -- Avoid financial Aid Scams: -- Keep your money safe -- Common scams -- General red flags --
  • Get Your State To Pay: -- Get money from your state government -- Directory of state aid programs -- Borrow Money For College: -- How to borrow money -- Federal Perkins Loan -- Federal Stafford Loan -- Parent Loan for undergraduate students -- PLUS loan for graduate and professional degree students -- Nursing student loan -- Lower your monthly payments with a consolidation loan -- Choose a loan that offers the best "borrower benefits" -- Save money by paying off your loans as early as possible -- Put loan payments on hold with deferment -- Private loans -- Use your home equity to pay for college -- Borrow from your whole-life insurance policy -- Borrow money from rich relatives -- Get emergency cash from your college -- Loan Forgiveness Programs: -- Loan forgiveness and scholarships for service -- National programs -- State loan forgiveness programs -- Military Options: -- Soldier your way to an education -- ROTC/ -- Montgomery GI Bill -- State-sponsored national guard benefits -- Military academies -- Earn credit for your military training -- Special military scholarships -- Save Money While In College: -- Save the money you already have -- Put yourself on the envelope budget -- Use credit card responsibly -- Save your pennies -- Never buy a new textbook -- Shop like a senior citizen -- Use VOIP -- Don't go crazy with the meal plan -- Get free food -- Commute to college -- Trim your rent -- Live in a co-op -- Use your parent's health insurance until the very end -- Make Your College Cheaper: -- Cheapen your college, not your education -- Get started at a less expensive school -- Go to your state school -- Save money with a reciprocity agreement -- Consider the blue light special bargain schools -- Attend a tuition-free college -- Earn college credit to graduate early -- Graduate early with summer school -- Take the maximum number of credits -- Give yourself a tuition break -- Get a two-for-one tuition deal -- Take advantage of tuition remission -- Save money with an alumni referral -- Be A Dorm Room Entrepreneur: -- Launch your dorm room empire -- Sell to your dorm -- Harness your brain power -- Turn school work into school green -- Monetize your hobbies and passions -- Hock your youth -- Sell to mom and dad -- Cash in on your talents and skills -- Serve your professors -- Give the community what it wants -- Internships And Part-Time Jobs: -- Work for your education -- Internships and jobs on the net -- Best internships and part-time jobs -- Be A Part-Time Student: -- Working and studying -- Night schools isn't just to get your high school diploma -- Adult education is a bargain -- Extension programs let you work and study -- Explore distance learning options -- Don't get a degree when a certificate will do -- Opportunities For Adult Students: -- Special resources for adult students -- Low-cost childcare -- Scholarships just for adult students -- Opportunities For Graduate Students: -- Special opportunities for graduate school -- Your school is the best source for fellowship aid -- Outside fellowships -- Research grants -- Get paid to step into a classroom -- Enter an academic contest -- Employer-paid education -- Conclusion: -- Onward to your future -- Index
Control code
5565986
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
5th ed.
Extent
496 p.
Isbn
9781932662979
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011026678
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn707327980
  • (OCoLC)707327980

Library Locations

    • Cave Spring BranchBorrow it
      17 Cedartown Street, Cave Spring, GA, 30124, US
      34.107307 -85.335556

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...