This is the perfect resource for students and parents concerned about the rising cost of college. It shows families how to make college affordable and explains the financial aid process in clear, concise, easy-to-understand language. Highlights include: information on college costs; explanations on the various types of financial aid (grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans); a list of ways to cut college costs; and a junior/senior year timetable. This updated booklet is the ideal handout for financial aid meetings, parent programs, and college nights.
Financial Aid Meetings College Night Parent Programs Parent Conferences Student Conferences Guidance/School Counseling Offices TRiO Programs College and Career Centers College Access Programs GED Programs Junior/Senior Programs
Tuition and fees Room and board Paying for books Personal expenses Public four-year colleges Private four-year colleges Two-year colleges Average yearly cost of attendance Types of Financial aid Need-based financial aid Merit-based financial aid Completing the FAFSA College financial aid applications CSS Profile Independent student criteria Financial aid packages Financial aid administrators Pell Grants TEACH Grants Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants State Grants Institutional grants Work Study Academic scholarships
Athletic scholarships NCAA NAIA NJCAA Talent scholarships Local scholarships Minority scholarships Scholarship search services Federal loans Federal Perkins Loan PLUS Loan Private loans The Montgomery GI Bill ROTC Scholarships National Guard and the Reserves American Opportunity Tax Credit Lifetime Earning Credit Section 529 Plans AmeriCorps Cutting college costs Junior/Senior timetable