A SMARTER WAY TO PAY FOR COLLEGE. Take control of your financial aid experience with this essential guide—the only annual guidebook with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA aid forms!
Financing a college education is a daunting task no matter what your circumstances. With strategic guidance on applying for aid and consumer-friendly advice to minimize college costs, Paying for College helps you get in the driver’s seat of your experience and:
• Learn how the new tax law affects financing your college education • Maximize your financial aid eligibility • Explore long- and short-term strategies to reduce college costs and avoid expensive application mistakes • Complete every question on the FAFSA and CSS PROFILE forms to your best advantage • Compare aid offers and learn how to appeal if necessary • Plan strategically as a separated/divorced parent, blended family, or independent student
About Paying for College, 2019 Edition
Paying for College: Everything You Need to Maximize Financial Aid and Afford College is the ONLY annual college financial aid guide with line-by-line instructions for completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile aid forms!
Featured in USA Today, the WSJ, Money, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and dozens more, Paying for College helps students and their families maximize financial aid eligibility. Packed with specific information, it guides parents and students with info on: * How to fill out all those forms (FAFSA, CSS Profile, etc.) to your advantage! * How to understand the financial aid (FA) process and pick a college with FA in mind * How to navigate recent changes to FAFSA legislation * How to evaluate an aid offer and negotiate with the FA office * Long-term strategies (bonds, trusts, Coverdell ESAs, 529 plans, etc.) * Short-term strategies (taxes, real estate assets & liabilities, the impact of debt on an FA application) … and more!