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Answering Your Questions

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Financial aid can be confusing sometimes. These pages will help you understand the issues and make smarter decisions:

  • Have a question? You're probably not the first person to ask. Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Financial Aid.
  • If you can't find an answer there, Ask the Aid Advisor - receive an answer to your question from a qualified financial aid professional.
  • Look up terms and acronyms in the Glossary of Financial Aid terms.
  • Finally, if you're looking for additional reference materials, see these recommended books and additional sources of information.

Secrets to Winning a Scholarship

Secrets to Winning a Scholarship provides practical, clear and concise advice about how to find and win scholarships and fellowships.

Brought to you by Fastweb, the leading free scholarship matching service, Secrets to Winning a Scholarship gives you the insider insights and expert tips you need to improve your chances of winning a scholarship. Learn strategies for increasing the number of scholarship matches, writing more memorable scholarship essays, acing the scholarship interview and maximizing your chances of winning a scholarship. Secrets to Winning a Scholarship will help you go for the gold with unique information and advice about winning scholarships from one of the nation's leading experts on planning and paying for college.

Visit www.fastweb.com/scholarshipsecrets for more information about Secrets to Winning a Scholarship. Other materials about the book include a one-page description and a PowerPoint presentation and handouts. The book is available on Amazon.com in Kindle and paperback for less than $10.


Mark Kantrowitz autographs scholarship book at the 2011 NACAC Conference


FastWeb College Gold

FastWeb College Gold is the step-by-step guide to paying for college written by Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.org. Learn how to build a complete package of scholarships, loans and federal student aid. This book will help you develop your plan, apply for financial aid, scholarships, grants and loans and put all the pieces together.

The book's clear and precise explanations make a complicated topic much easier to understand. It includes practical advice about winning private scholarships, tips on maximizing eligibility for need-based financial aid, a guide to the best ways to save for college, help understanding and comparing financial aid award packages, and charts for comparing student loan options and borrowing costs. Many families worry about making a mistake that will hurt their children's chances. This book will help them avoid the most common mistakes and safeguard them from scholarship scams.

Visit www.collegegold.com for more information about the FastWeb College Gold book. Let FastWeb College Gold help you to figure out how to cover the costs of college one step at a time.

 

 
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