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