Library offers resources for higher ed—November 27, 2009
No matter where you are in the process of searching for money to pay for a higher education, the Hastings Public Library may have resources to help you achieve your educational goals. Yes, the economy may be a barrier at this time, but there is still money out there if you know where to look.
Whether you need a full-tuition scholarship or simply a little extra cash to make ends meet, the book “1001 Ways to Pay for College: Practical Strategies to Make Any College Affordable” by Gen and Kelly Tanabe gives students and parents clear answers. The Tanabes used many of the suggestions in their book to graduate from Harvard debt-free. They explain a full range of options such as finding the best scholarships and doubling them, winning student only contests, and paying in-state tuition even though you are an out-of-state student. The Tanabes discuss how to invest strategically for college withJanuary 25, 2010s with a pre-paid tuition plan or doubling your college savings with an Individual Development Account. Other cash saving ideas can be found in the books “Getting Through College Without Going Broke: A Crash Course on Finding Money for College and Making It Last” by Students Helping Students and “How to Pay for College: A Practical Guide for Families” by Gen and Kelly Tanabe.
Find more information about financial planning in the books “The 529 College Savings Plan” by Richard A. Feigenbaum and David J. Morton and “The Standard & Poor’s Guide to Saving and Investing for College” by David J. Braverman. Books such as “Don’t Miss Out: The Ambitious Student’s Guide to Financial Aid” by Anna & Robert Leider and “Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid” provide information about how to get tuition tax credits and where to go for Federal help.
If you have a “B” average or better, look at the book “The A’s & B’s of Academic Scholarships: 100,000 Scholarships for Top Students” by Anna Leider. Leider tells how you can increase your scholarship eligibility, college financial aid packages and gives a few suggestions about College Entrance Exams. Look for more funding opportunities in the Peterson’s books, “Scholarships, Grants & Prizes” and College Money Handbook.&January 25, 2010cation? Don’t let money hold you back .