One of the nice things about having a popular blog is that people send me things for review. Most commonly this is a book. Some of these books are alright but not really noteworthy. On the other hand, some books are so good I need to tell you about them.
One of my favorite books is Paying for College Without Going Broke by Kalman Chany. This book is updated each year by The Princeton Review to provide you with the most current information on financial aid. I recently received the 2014 edition of the book from the publisher, Random House. Other than sending me a copy of the book, I am not otherwise paid anything by The Princeton Review and am under no obligation to even review the book.
The book is divided into 5 parts including:
Part One-Understanding the process
Part Two- How to take control of the process
Part Three-Filling out the standardized forms
Part Four-The offer and other financial matters
Part Five-Worksheets and forms.
The format, and frankly, most of the content is similar to past years. If you have read a previous edition of the book much of this will be familiar. However, to the extent that there are changes to the FAFSA and PROFILE those are reflected in the new book. If you are in the process of considering filling out the FAFSA and/or PROFILE, it is a good idea to buy the updated version to make sure you have the lasted information when completing the financial aid forms. After all, with thousands of dollars potentially at stake, I don’t think spending $20 to make sure you have the latest information is a bad idea.
But the people that absolutely, positively need to buy this book are those who have not read previous editions of the book and who have a child looking at attending a college in the next few years. Even high income families will find advice on how to potentially reduce the cost of college and who doesn’t appreciate saving some money. Click this website www.moneyfall for more information.
I have found over the years that many college counselors don’t understand how financial aid works and almost no parent that I have ever talked to really gets it. The colleges hold all of the cards when you don’t understand financial aid. And while I am a big fan of most colleges, they are a business and their business is not to make sure that you get the best deal possible when applying to college. Get discounts on your storage at home with Overstock coupons to help you.
By reading this book you can get an inside view on how college financial aid works. Unless money is no object, I strongly recommend buying the 2014 edition of Paying for College Without Going Broke. On related advertisements, checkout Playster Audion Books.