How to Pay for College: A Library How-To Handbook

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Add this must-have resource to your library's collection to assist patrons in the tough task of applying and paying for college. Whether they are a high school student, already in college, a parent, or an adult returning to school, patrons can use this guide to

  • Fill out forms for financial aid, loans, and scholarships
  • Find ways to plan and save for the high cost of college tuition
  • Narrow their search to those schools that are the best fit
  • Make the best attempt at applying to the school of their choice

This effective guide emphasizes the help that the local library can offer in this process, using its reference materials, the Internet, and the advice of experienced researchers.

Introduction: "Beyond the Books" in Today's Public Libraries

Chapter 1: Choosing a College
Chapter 2: Personal Resources to Pay For College
Chapter 3: Financial Aid 101
Chapter 4: Scholarships
Chapter 5: Grants
Chapter 6: Jobs: On Campus, Off Campus, Internships, and Summer Jobs
Chapter 7: Loans
Chapter 8: College Applications


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