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1001 Ways to Pay for College


  • Find the best scholarships
  • Double your scholarship dollars and college savings
  • Pay in-state tuition even if you're an out-of-state student
  • Jump-start your college savings with 529 Savings Plans and Coverdell ESAs
  • Claim your $2,500 American Opportunity Tax Credit and $2,000 Lifetime Learning Credit
  • Avoid taxes on your tuition
  • Get your share of the $238 billion in financial aid awarded each year
  • Have your student loans forgiven
  • 512 pages
  • Retail: $19.99
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What's Inside

Completely revised with updated descriptions, contact information, websites and scholarships, this guide to financing higher education is the only resource you need to fund your pursuit of knowledge. Balancing detailed explanations with real-life examples and practical resources, the featured topics include finding and winning scholarships, requesting a reassessment from colleges for more financial aid, maximizing assistance from state and federal governments, taking advantage of educational tax breaks and benefiting from government-subsidized student loans. Creative strategies—such as starting profitable dorm-room enterprises, trading tuition costs for volunteer service, and canceling debts with loan repayment programs—help students find extra money when more traditional routes are exhausted. The provided tips are designed for students of all ages and levels and their parents.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Many Ways to Pay for College
Chapter 2: Find a Scholarship
Chapter 3: Contests for Students
Chapter 4: Guaranteed Scholarships
Chapter 5: Reward Programs for Students
Chapter 6: Save for College
Chapter 7: Tax Breaks for Students
Chapter 8: Maximize Financial Aid
Chapter 9: Asking for More Financial Aid
Chapter 10: Avoid Financial Aid Scams
Chapter 11: Get Your State to Pay
Chapter 12: Borrow Money for College
Chapter 13: Loan Forgiveness Programs
Chapter 14: Military Options
Chapter 15: Save Money While in College
Chapter 16: Make Your College Cheaper
Chapter 17: Be a Dorm Room Entrepreneur
Chapter 18: Internships and Part-time Jobs
Chapter 19: Be a Part-time Student
Chapter 20: Opportunities for Adult Students
Chapter 21: Opportunities for Graduate Students
Chapter 22: Conclusion


"Upbeat, well-organized and engaging, this comprehensive tool is an exceptional investment for the college-bound."
--Publishers Weekly

"A present for anxious parents."
--Mary Kaye Ritz, The Honolulu Advertiser

"Upbeat tone and clear, practical advice."
--Book News

"Unlike other authors, the Tanabes use their experiences and those of other students to guide high school and college students and their parents through the scholarship and financial aid process."
--Palo Alto Daily News

"What’s even better than all the top-notch tips is that the book is written in a cool, conversational way."
--College Bound Magazine

"A 'must' for any prospective college student."
--Midwest Book Review

"The Tanabes literally wrote the book on the topic."
--Bull & Bear Financial Report

"The college experience—start to finish."
--Town & Country Magazine

"Filled with student-tested strategies."
--Pam Costa, Santa Clara Vision

"The first book to feature the strategies and stories of real students."
--New Jersey Spectator Leader

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1001 Ways to Pay for College
1001 Ways to Pay for College
By: Gen & Kelly Tanabe
512 pages
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Gen and Kelly Tanabe

Gen and Kelly Tanabe are the founders of SuperCollege and the award-winning authors of 13 books on college admission, financial aid and scholarships. Together they were accepted to all of the Ivy League colleges and won more than $100,000 in merit-based scholarships to graduate from Harvard debt-free. They tour nationally speaking about college planning and have served as expert sources for USA Today, the New York Times, CNN, and U.S. News & World Report.