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College Solution, The: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price, 2nd edition

  • Lynn O'Shaughnessy

Published by FT Press (April 23rd 2012) - Copyright © 2012

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College Solution, The: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price

ISBN-13: 9780132944687

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Table of contents

Introduction    xiii

PART I  Shrinking the Cost of College

Chapter 1  Making College More Affordable    2

Chapter 2  Show Me the Money    4

Chapter 3  The Colleges with the Best Financial Aid    9

Chapter 4  Who Gets Financial Aid?    16

Chapter 5  Winning the Educational Lottery        21

Chapter 6  Calculating Your Expected Family Contribution    25

Chapter 7  A Revolutionary Calculator    28

Chapter 8  The Allure of Out-of-State Public Universities    33

Chapter 9  Looking Across State Lines for a Bargain    40

Chapter 10  Capturing Private Scholarships    44

Chapter 11  Will Saving for College Hurt Your Financial Aid Chances?    48

Chapter 12  Maximizing Financial Aid    53

Chapter 13  More Ways to Shrink the Cost of College    58

Chapter 14  Appealing the Verdict    62

Chapter 15  Getting Grandma to Help    67

PART II  Increasing Your Admission Chances

Chapter 16  Boosting Your Chances    72

Chapter 17  Finding the Right Match    74

Chapter 18  Ditching the Test    79

Chapter 19  Showing a College Some Love    85

Chapter 20  When Talent Is the Hook    89

Chapter 21  The Realities of Athletic Scholarships    91

Chapter 22  The Geographic Hook    99

Chapter 23  Why Being Rich Helps    104

Chapter 24  The Legacy Hook    107

Chapter 25  Playing the Gender Card    110

Chapter 26  Diversity Blueprint    113

Chapter 27  The Asian Student Dilemma    120

Part III  Knowing Your Academic Choices

Chapter 28  What’s the Difference Between a College and a University?    124

Chapter 29  The Ivy League Myth    127

Chapter 30  What Is a Research University?    132

Chapter 31  What University Professors Do    137

Chapter 32  The Beauty of Liberal Arts Colleges    141

Chapter 33  What Is a Medium-Sized University?    149

Chapter 34  Why Community Colleges Are Popular  &n

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