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Admissions Guides w/ Financial Aid Chapter

  1. America's Best Colleges, US News & World Report, 1996. $5.95. 287 pages. This special annual issue of US News & World Report focuses on college admissions and financial aid. It includes a 12-page chapter that covers saving for college, filling out financial aid forms, and comparing financial aid awards. To order a copy, call 1-800-836-6397 x300 or write to US News Specialty Marketing, Dept. 300M, PO Box 2284, South Burlington, VT 05407-2284.

  2. Steven Antonoff, The College Finder, Ballantine Books, September 1993. ISBN 0-449-90772-4 ($12.95). 517 pages. This book is filled with 475 lists, many interesting and strange, with 17 of them concerning college costs and financial aid.

  3. Sidonia Dalby and Sally Rubenstone, The Transfer Student's Guide to Changing Colleges, ARCO (Macmillan/Prentice Hall), New York, 1993. ISBN 0-671-84851-8 ($12.00). 167 pages, including a 25 page chapter on financial aid. This chapter contains a mix of generic financial aid information and information and anecdotes specific to transfer students. To order a copy, call 1-800-716-0044 or 1-317-228-4366, fax 1-800-882-8583 or 1-317-228-4304, write to Macmillan Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, or send email to orders@mcp.com. You can also write to Macmillan General Reference, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, or call 1-800-261-8783.

  4. Howard Greene and Robert Minton, Beyond the Ivy Wall: 10 Essential Steps to Graduate School Admission, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1989. ISBN 0-31632-684-4 ($12.95). Includes a chapter on financial aid.

  5. Howard Greene, Scaling the Ivy Wall in the 90's, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, 1994. ISBN 0-31632-736-0 ($12.95). Includes a chapter on financial aid.

  6. Kenneth E. Hartman, Internet Guide for College-Bound Students, College Board Publications, New York, 1996. ISBN 0-87447-548-1 ($14.95). 196 pages. This book presents an introduction to the Internet, email, and the World Wide Web for college-bound students. It includes sections on using the web to find information about colleges and financial aid. There is a 24-page chapter about financial aid resources on the web and an 8-page appendix of additional financial aid resources. Overall, this book has done a very good job in finding the best web sites that relate to college planning and financial aid. To order a copy, write to The College Board, 45 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023-6992.

  7. Barbara G. Heyman, Destination, college: A guide to the college admission process, Warner Books, New York, 1988. ISBN 0-44638-749-5. 85 pages. Includes chapter on financial aid.

  8. Stuart Kahan, Accepted, Allworth Press, New York, 1992. ISBN 1-88055-901-3 ($10.95). 125 pages.

  9. Andrew Kahn and Steve Kahn, The Parent-Student Guide to Selecting Colleges and Universities, Longmeadow Press, 1989. ISBN 0-68140-446-9 ($4.50). 96 pages. This is a very basic book, without much detail. It includes a 6-page chapter on financial aid. Out of print.

  10. Anna Leider, I Am Somebody: College Knowledge for the First-Generation Campus Bound, 6th edition, Octameron Associates, Alexandria, Virginia, September 1994. ISBN 0-945981-94-5 ($6.00). 96 pages. This book is a guide to college for students who are the first in their family to go to school. It includes some information about financial aid. To order this or other Octameron books, call 1-703-836-5480 or write to Octameron Associates, PO Box 2748, Alexandria, VA 22301.

  11. Joan U. Levy and Norman Levy, College admissions: A handbook for students and parents, Prentice Hall, New York, 1988. ISBN 0-13044-843-5 ($12.95). 246 pages.

  12. Lesli Mitchell, The Ultimate Grad School Survival Guide, Peterson's, Princeton, New Jersey, 1996. ISBN 1-56079-580-8 ($14.95). 209 pages. This book provides hundreds of tips about making the most of graduate school, and includes a 16-page chapter about financial aid for graduate school. To order a copy, call 1-800-338-3282 or fax 1-609-243-9150.

  13. MoneyGuide: Your Best College Buys Now, Money Magazine, 1996. $4.95. 96 pages. This special annual issue of Money Magazine focuses on college admissions and financial aid. It includes 18 pages of tips about financial aid, from the best ways to invest for college to low cost loans and a financial survival guide. To order, write to Money Magazine, Best College Buys, PO Box 30626-0626, Tampa, FL 33630-0626.

  14. National College Databank: The college book of lists, 6th edition, Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1993. ISBN 1-56079-356-2 ($21.95). 520 pages. This book is out of stock, indefinitely. To order a copy, call 1-800-EDU-DATA (1-800-338-3282) x660 or 1-609-243-9111 x660 (x462 for Spanish), fax 1-609-243-9150, write to Peterson's Guides, PO Box 2123, Princeton, NJ 08543-2123, or send email to custsvc@petersons.com.

  15. Paulo de Oliveira and Steve Cohen, Getting In!, Workman Publishing, New York, 1985. ISBN 0-89480-359-X ($5.95). 240 pages. Includes a chapter on financial aid.

  16. Pat Ordovensky, College Planning for Dummies, IDG Books, Foster City, California, 1995. ISBN 1-56884-382-8 ($16.99). 326 pages. Part IV of the book (pages 157-234) covers financial aid. This book has a chatty writing style, with cute cartoons sprinkled throughout the book. It provides a good overview and step-by-step guide to filling out the FAFSA.

  17. Loren Pope, Looking Beyond the Ivy League -- Finding the College that's Right for You, Penguin Books, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 1990. ISBN 0-14012-209-5 ($10.95). 270 pages. Includes a chapter on financial aid. To order a copy, call 1-800-526-0275 or 1-201-387-0600.

  18. Sally Rubenstone and Sidonia Dalby, College Admissions, A Crash Course for Panicked Parents, 1st edition, ARCO, 1994. ISBN 0-671-87056-4 ($12.00). 200 pages. A book about college planning, including a 22-page chapter on financial aid. A little dated. To order a copy, call 1-800-716-0044 or 1-317-228-4366, fax 1-800-882-8583 or 1-317-228-4304, write to Macmillan Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, or send email to orders@mcp.com. You can also write to Macmillan General Reference, Prentice Hall, 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023.

  19. Richard H. Rupp, Getting Through College: A guidebook to help you get into, pay for, survive, pass, graduate from the college of your choice, Paulist Press, New York, 1984. ISBN 0-80912-627-3 ($8.95). 223 pages.

  20. Charles J. Shields, The College Guide for Parents, 3rd edition, College Board, 1995. ISBN 0-87447-474-4 ($14.00). 187 pages. A book about college planning, including a 24-page chapter on financial aid. To order, write to College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101-0886.

  21. Jayme Stewart, How to Get Into the College of Your Choice and How to Finance It, 1st edition, William Morrow & Co., Inc., New York, 1991. ISBN 0-68809-209-8 ($10.95). 176 pages. This is a college admissions guide with a 10-page chapter on financial aid. Despite the age of the book, the information is only slightly dated. It provides good advice about maximizing eligibility for financial aid. To order a copy, write to William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.

  22. Bruce Stuart and Kim Stuart, College 101, 1st edition, Collier Books (Macmillan Publishing Company), New York, 1993. ISBN 0-02015-881-5 ($14.00). 242 pages. Includes a chapter on financial aid. To order a copy, call 1-800-716-0044 or 1-317-228-4366, fax 1-800-882-8583 or 1-317-228-4304, write to Macmillan Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, or send email to orders@mcp.com. You can also call 1-800-257-5755 or write to Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10022.

  23. Harlow G. Unger, A Student's Guide to College Admission: Everything Your Guidance Counselor Has No Time to Tell You, Facts on File, New York, 1986. Includes a chapter on financial aid. To order a copy, call 1-800-322-8755 or 1-212-683-2244, or write to Facts on File, 460 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016.
 

 
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