Friday, February 24, 2012

Financial Aid: Not Quite the Most Wonderful Time of Year

How much is that tuition bill really going to be?
Ah the spring, the time of fresh flowers, sunshine and FAFSA forms... If you are facing filling out financial aid forms, we have some resources that may be of help!

Firstly here's Arlington Public School's College Corner, with all the links to the official websites you may need.

More links with help to the financial aid process can be found here, at the Arlingtonteens.com website.

Next, a couple new books to take a closer look at:

Scholarships, 2012 / by Gail Schlachter, R. David Weber, and the staff of Reference Service Press ; introduction by Douglas Bucher
This guide focuses on undergraduate scholarships and provides expert tips for applying, including a comprehensive list of scholarships that do not restrict students to any one school and do not require repayment of any kind.

How to pay for college : a practical guide for families
by Gen and Kelly
Tanabe
A resource on the college financial aid process with strategies on how to apply for aid, choose the best financial aid package, find scholarships, save for college, understand student loans, and avoid financial aid scams.

Scholarships, fellowships, and loans : a guide to education-related financial aid programs for students and professionals
This guide provides comprehensive information on sources of education-related financial aid sponsored and administered by private organizations and companies.



Before you head off into the wilds of paper work, take a look at these tips from the NY Times' Education Experts.

For more info from APL on college, check out our research guide and also our previous College Prep posts.

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