Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro

Author: Jodi Okun
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 099735271X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With insight and humor, Jodi Okun takes you inside the often murky world of paying for college. First as a financial aid consultant at Occidental and Pitzer colleges, and then in her own successful consulting business, College Financial Aid Advisors (CFAA), Jodi learned firsthand the struggles families endure to find financing and pay for college. In SECRETS OF A FINANCIAL PRO, she demystifies the process and presents sensible solutions any family can use as they go through what can be a complicated and intimidating affair. No matter where you are in the college financial aid process, this book will be an invaluable resource. Understand what you should be doing--and when you should be doing it--to set yourself up for the best possible outcome when managing the cost of a college education. Learn how to find and apply for every type of financial aid, including FAFSA, grants, scholarships, and loans. Find out how to give your student the financial skills they'll need for life--it all starts in college by helping them manage expenses and money.

Financial Aid and Beyond

Author: Fred Amrein
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781475143683
Format: PDF, Docs
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Sorting through the maze of financial aid, college saving plans, educational tax credits and student loan options can be a daunting task for families making their college decision. This easy to read book gives families a comprehensive roadmap for making the best college financial decision. Readers will enjoy the insider notes throughout the book that give informative tips on the entire college funding process.Financial Aid and Beyond includes:* Insights into how colleges develop their financial aid award letters* Understand why a four-year college cash flow analysis makes comparing college value critical* Easy to understand roadmap from saving for college to student loan forgiveness and everything in between* Strategies on how to focus on the financial outcome of a college education* Introduction of a new concept called the Admission and Financial Aid MatrixGet practical guidance and understand the secrets to college affordability. Become an informed consumer and avoid costly mistakes. Parents and students will appreciate the proven strategies for saving and paying college tuition, along with insights on student loans and repayment options.

Plan and Finance Your Family s College Dreams A Parent s Step By Step Guide from Pre K to Senior Year

Author: Peter Mazareas
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768941385
Format: PDF, ePub
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Planning and paying for a college education is a daunting task for most parents. It is a stressful and costly process that needs a well-thought-out academic and financial strategy. This guide offers just that! Two of the nation's leading college planning and financing experts provide clear step-by-step guidance on how to successfully save, plan for, apply to, and finance a college education. Age- and grade-appropriate guidance empowers families with children of all ages, with detailed information on preparing, financing, and successfully applying to college. Financing a college education requires a good look at all available options: savings, free money, financial aid, and loans. Finding the right savings vehicle and investments is important. Learn the pros and cons of various savings and investment options, including Bank accounts, 529 Plans, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, and more-so you can begin to develop your plan. Easy-to-understand explanations help parents better understand college loans, including details about federal and private loans, consolidation and refinancing of loans, as well as a discussion on what it means to co-sign a loan. Based on the expert advice presented in this book, parents will be able to create a personalized college admission and financing plan that is unique to their family.

Pay for College Without Sacrificing Your Retirement

Author: Tim Higgins
Publisher: Bay Tree Pub
ISBN: 9780972002189
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Examines the cost of college within the context of a family financial plan; financial aid; academic, athletic and need-based scholarships; tax sheltered savings plans such as 529s; potential help from grandparents; and the use of business assets, loans,home equity, and retirement savings"--Provided by publisher.

Cracking the College Financial Code

Author: Stan Targosz
ISBN: 9780692665497
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book can save you $10,000. Are you interested in unlocking your family's unique college funding code or will you be among the millions of families who will overpay for college unnecessarily? Think about it...if the insights provided between the covers of this book save you $10,000, the return on the $20 investment in this book could be one of the greatest of your lifetime. Remember these few things as you embark on your kids' college journey: Most people overpay for college People do NOT understand the financial "rules" about paying for college Word-of-mouth experience about FAFSA and college is misunderstood Don't be one of those people. This is one of the most expensive endeavors that your family will undertake. It is also one of the most stressful experiences your family will go through. College is the area that has incurred the most debt this nation has seen in the past 20 years (over $1.3 TRILLION and growing) and has the largest impact on lifestyle for families that hope to retire in the next 10-20 years. How you play the college "game" will determine how much debt you have, how much FREE money your child receives, and how long you have to work in order to pay for it all. Every family is different and every college is unique. In this book, we have the shared the model for your family to follow and give you the real plan and strategy you need to stay in control. We promise to unlock your code! Praise for Cracking the College Code "The insights shared in this book are practical, intense, user-friendly, and, did I say, practical? I wish I had known about how the college funding game is played before I sent my kids to college." -- John Boshoven, former Director, National Association for College Admissions Counselors (NACAC) "Stan and Will not only understand every nuance of the college cost and financing process, they also understand how and why most people get conflicting advice from their tax accountant and their financial planner on how to pay for college. If you are looking for a practical way to pay the least for college, get this book-it truly will unlock your family's unique code." --Jay Beattey, CEO Velemon Group

All Your Worth

Author: Elizabeth Warren
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743269888
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide to achieving financial stability and prosperity encourages new ways to think about and manage money, discussing such topics as balancing a budget, planning for entertainment, and getting out of debt.

Never Pay Retail for College

Author: Beth V. Walker
ISBN: 9781619615335
Format: PDF, Docs
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Choosing an affordable college with the desired programs is difficult but this book can help the entire family navigate college choices and financial aid.

1001 Ways To Pay For College

Author: Gen Tanabe
Publisher: Supercollege Llc
ISBN: 9781932662085
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Balancing detailed explanations with real-life examples and practical resources, this guide reveals a multitude of ways to finance higher education.

Filing the FAFSA

Author: Mark Kantrowitz
Publisher: Edvisors Network, Inc.
ISBN: 0991464621
Format: PDF, ePub
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Every year, more than 20 million students and parents file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the gateway to federal, state and school financial aid. Families often worry about making costly mistakes, but this step-by-step guide provides expert advice and insights to: · Maximize eligibility for student aid · Avoid common errors · Complete the form quickly, easily and accurately Praise for Filing the FAFSA: I found Filing the FAFSA to be an up-to-the-minute, accessible and readable resource for those with a keen interest in the current federal application for student financial aid. –Nancy Coolidge, Office of the President, University of California Families need a guide that breaks down the application form into logical sections. Filing the FAFSA is an important tool in removing some of the mystery surrounding the financial aid process. –Verna Hazen, Assistant Vice President and Director, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Rochester Institute of Technology With the plethora of information on the subject of completing college financial applications, it’s reassuring to find a guide that students, parents and even guidance counselors can look to for useful and accurate information. –Carlos Adrian, Associate Director, Financial Aid Compliance, Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Programs, Syracuse University As a long-time financial aid professional, I am always looking for helpful tools to assist families in understanding the sometimes overwhelming process of applying for student financial aid for college. Filing the FAFSA is a tool that successfully combines the presentation of detailed information with easy to follow flow charts and summary boxes to guide families through the application process. It is filled with helpful hints and is a valuable resource for families navigating the complicated world of financial aid. –Diane Stemper, Executive Director, Office of Enrollment Services, Student Financial Aid, Ohio State University

More Money Please

Author: Scott Gamm
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101615494
Format: PDF, Docs
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Personal finance 101—without the homework or quizzes Most of us graduate high school with a basic understanding of history, math, science, and literature, but when it comes to personal finance—arguably the topic that we use most in our daily lives—we feel lost or overwhelmed. No longer! Cast aside your fear of FICO scores and your confusion about credit cards, because Scott Gamm, founder of and student at NYU Stern School of Business is here to help. MORE MONEY, PLEASE is a comprehensive, easy-to-understand introduction to money management. Gamm walks readers through the basics of personal finance, from savings accounts to student loans, including: •The rules for building a budget—and sticking with it •How to pay for college without getting into tons of debt •Why getting a credit card is a good thing—if you pick the right one •How to use your smart phone to pay bills on time •Why it’s important to save for retirement right now A must-read for college students and recent grads, MORE MONEY, PLEASE will show you how to take control of your finances.