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Books

The following books on financial aid and scholarships provide a wealth of knowledge about how to pay for college.

Paying for College Without Going Broke

Paying for College Without Going Broke

By: Kalman A. Chany with George Martz
This complete guide to college financial aid is updated yearly and includes the latest financial aid forms and lists of annual changes in the tax laws. In addition to an overall view of the college financial aid process some of the other topics of interest include: advice on how to negotiate with financial aid offices, handling special circumstances (single parents or independent students), and how to receive educational tax breaks.

The Scholarship and Financial Aid Solution

The Scholarship and Financial Aid Solution

By: Debra Lipphardt
This book, written by a high school scholarship counselor, is a comprehensive guide for anyone looking for the basics on how and where to apply for college funding. Not only does the author guide one through the process, but also there are tips on how to improve the chances of securing money for school.

The Ultimate Scholarship Book

The Ultimate Scholarship Book

By: Gen and Kelly Tanabe
A well-organized guide to not only finding scholarships, but also tips on how to win those awards. This collection of scholarships is updated annually.