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Paying for College Subject Guide

A pathfinder designed to educate people who are looking for ways to pay for college.

Electronic Resources

Ferguson's Career Guidance Center

Comprehensive and up to date, this database profiles more than 2,000 of today's most exciting jobs in more than 90 industries as well as providing, career preparation information (including scholarships, academic programs, and non-academic programs), and web resources. (This service was partially funded by the South Jersey Library Cooperative.)

Educational Videos

Financing college & admissions [videorecording] / Matrix Media Incorporated Charleston, SC : Matrix Media, c2003. Call # DVD 378.2 FI

Ten steps to college with the Greenes [videorecording] Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video, c2003. Call # DVD 738.1 TEN

Recommended E - Books

The college blue book [electronic resource] Detroit, MI : Macmillan Reference USA, c2008.

Scholarships, fellowships, and loans [electronic resource] : a guide to education - related financial aid programs for students and professionals Detroit, MI : Gale, c2008.

Print Resources

Non Fiction

Anderson, Trent and Basili, Seppy Straight talk on paying for college : lowering the cost of higher education New York, NY : Kaplan, c2003. Call # 378.3 AN

Bellia, Anthony J. Financial aid for the utterly confused New York, NY : McGraw - Hill, c2007. Call # 378.3 BE

Bissonnette, Zac Debt - free U : how I paid for an outstanding college education without loans, scholarships, or mooching off my parents New York, NY : Portfolio / Penguin, c2010. Call # 378.38 BI

Brown, Nathan and Proper, Sheryle A. The everything paying for college book Avon, MA : Adams Media, c2005. Call # 378.38 BR

Brown, Stewart The student athlete's guide to getting recruited - how to win scholarships, attract colleges, and excel as an athlete Belmont, CA : SuperCollege, c2008. Call # 796.0711 BR

Clark, Ken The complete idiot's guide to paying for college / by the editors of Kiplinger's personal finance New York, NY : Alpha, c2010. Call # 378.3 CL

College Board guide to getting financial aid New York, NY : College Board, c2006. Call # 378.3 CO

The College Board scholarship handbook New York, NY : College Entrance Examination Board, c1997. Call # 378.3 CO

College money handbook Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's / Thomson Learning, c2001. Call # 378.3 PE

Diffley, Peter Graduate school companion New York, NY : Princeton Review, c2007. Call # 378.155 DIF

Financing college : how much you'll really have to pay - and how to get the money Chicago, IL : Dearborn Trade Pub., c2005. Call # 378.3 FI  

Get a jump! : the financial aid answer book Lawrenceville, NJ : Thomson / Peterson's, c2005. Call # 378.3 GE

Get free cash for college Los Altos, CA : SuperCollege, c2001. Call # 378.3097 GE

Getting financial aid / College Board New York, NY : College Board, c2007. Call # 378.309 GE

Golden, Daniel The price of admission : how America's ruling class buys its way into elite colleges - and who gets left outside the gates New York, NY : Crown Publishers, c2006. Call # 378.1 GO

Hatcher, Felecia The "C" students guide to scholarships : a creative guide to finding scholarships when your grades suck and your parents are broke! Lawrenceville, NJ : Petersons, c2012. Call # 378.34 HA

Higgins, Tim Pay for college without sacrificing your retirement : a guide to your financial future Point Richmond, CA : Bay Tree, c2008. Call # 378.3 HI

Hurley, Joseph F.  The best way to save for college : a complete guide to 529 plans Pittsford, NY : BonaCom Publications, c2002. Call # 378.38 HUR

Kantrowitz, Mark Fast web (tm) college gold : the step by step guide to paying for college New York, NY : Collins, c2006. Call # 378.3 KA

Kaplan, Benjamin R. How to go to college almost for free : the secrets of winning scholarship money New York, NY : HarperResource, c2001. Call # 378.3 KA

Kaplan, Benjamin R. The scholarship scouting report : an insider's guide to America's best scholarships New York, NY : HarperResource, c2003. Call # 378.34 KA

LaVeist, Thomas and LaVeist, Will 8 steps to help Black families pay for college : a crash course in financial aid New York, NY : Random House, c2003. Call # 378.3 LA

Leider, Anna J. and Leider, Robert Don't miss out : the ambitious student's guide to financial aid Alexandria, VA : Octameron Associates, c2009. Call # YA 378.3 LE

Lesko, Matthew and Martello, Mary Ann Free college money and training for women Kensington, MD : Information USA, c2000. Call # 378.3 LE

Paying for college : answers to all your questions about financial aid, scholorships, tuition payment plans, and everything else you need to know Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's, c2008. Call # 378.3 PA

Paying for college without going broke  New York, NY : Random House, c1997. Call # 378.3 PA

Peterson's how to get money for college : financing your future beyond federal aid Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's, c2009. Call # 378.3097 PE

Ragins, Marianne Winning scholarships for college : an insider's guide New York, NY : H. Holt, c2004. Call # 378.34 RA

Rosen, David and Mladen, Caryn Free $ for college for dummies New York, NY : Wiley Pub., c2003. Call # 378.3 RO

Schlachter, Gail A. Paying for college New York, NY : Kaplan, c2009. Call # 378.3097 SC

Scholarships, grants, and prizes  / Peterson's scholarships, grants, and prizes Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's / Thomson Learning, c2001. Call # 378.3 SC

Snyder, Thomas J. The community college career track : how to achieve the American Dream without a mountain of debt Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., c2012. Call # 378.1 SN

Stack, Carol and Vedvick, Ruth The financial aid handbook : getting the education you want for the price you can afford Franklin Lakes, NJ : CareerPress, c2011. Call # 378.3 ST

Tanabe, Gen S. 1001 ways to pay for college Los Altos, CA : SuperCollege, LLC, c2005. Call # 378.3 TA

The ultimate scholarship book Belmont, CA : SuperCollege, c2009. Call # 378.34 UL

What college really costs / by the staff of U.S. New & World Report ; Margaret Mannix, editor ; Jodie T. Allen, managing editor ; Robert Morse, director of data research.
Pub info Naperville, IL : Sourcebooks, Inc., c2005. Call # 378.3 WH

World Wide Web Resources

FastWeb (Financial Aid Search Through the Web)

“A free searchable database of over 180,000 scholarships, grants, loans and fellowships. You can set up a personal profile to search against, and fastWEB can notify you of new sources that match your profile when they are added to the database.”

Financial Aid Information

“This very comprehensive guide to financial aid information on the World Wide Web covers a great deal of information. Take a look at "Scholarships and Fellowships", but keep in mind that this covers graduate as well as undergraduate scholarships. The FAQs (frequently asked questions) are also helpful.”

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

If you’re interested in going to college, your best bet is to fill out a FAFSA form and see how much you’re eligible to receive from the government.cate people who are looking for ways to pay for college.

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