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Books About Cutting Costs

  1. The Advisor: A Counselor's Guide to Student Financial Assistance, 1996-97 edition, National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Washington, DC, 1996. $24.95, 162 pages. Revised annually. This book covers federal and state aid programs, the application process, need analysis, non-need aid, aid packaging, the notification process, aid for veterans and dependents, and cutting college costs. It includes a set of counseling tools, a glossary, a list of state aid and guaranty agencies, and sources of additional information. To order a copy, write to National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), Attn: Publications Desk, 1920 L Street, NW, Suite 200, Department Web796ADV, Washington, DC 20036-5020.

  2. Bart Astor, You Can Afford College: The Family Guide to Meeting College Costs, Kaplan (Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers), New York, 1995. ISBN 0-38531-537-6 ($14.95). 284 pages. This book provides college cost and financial aid information for 150 schools, an overview of financial aid, how to apply for financial aid, and need analysis. It includes a list of state higher education agencies, US Department of Education regional offices, and a glossary. The book also discusses cutting college costs and negotiating aid packages. To order a copy, write to Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishers, 1540 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. For more information, send email to info@kaplan.com.

  3. Patricia Consolloy, After scholarships, what? Creative ways to lower your college costs -- and the colleges that offer them, Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1981. ISBN 0-87866-129-8 ($8.00). 385 pages. Out of print.

  4. Marguerite J. Dennis, Complete College Financing Guide 1995, 3rd edition, Barron's Education Series, Inc., Hauppauge, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-81201-635-1 ($14.95 plus $2.32 shipping in the US or $15.69 for overseas shipping). 282 pages. Revised edition of Dollars for Scholars. In addition to providing an overview of financial aid, this book covers federal and state aid, financial planning, EFC calculations, loan counseling, college costs and financial aid, alternative loans, employer tuition assistance programs, and cutting college costs. It also includes a list of programs for veterans, graduate students, minority students, female students, disabled students, and health professions. One chapter is devoted to funding for international students wishing to study in the US. To order a copy, call 1-800-645-3476 or write to Barron's, 250 Wireless Blvd., Hauppauge, NY 11788.

  5. James P. Duffy, Cutting College Costs, 2nd edition, The Career Press, Hawthorne, New Jersey, 1991. ISBN 1-56414-006-7 ($8.95). 251 pages. This book provides advice about cutting college costs, with suggestions ranging from attending a community college to buying used textbooks. To order a copy, call 1-800-CAREER-1 or 1-201-427-0229, or fax 1-201-848-1727 or 1-201-427-2037.

  6. Stephanie Gallagher, Money Secrets the Pros Don't Want You to Known, AMACOM, New York, 1995. ISBN 0-8144-7893-X ($17.95). 246 pages. This book includes a 19-page chapter about financing a college education, with advice on saving for college, maximizing eligibility for financial aid, and cutting college costs. To order a copy, write to AMACOM, American Management Association, 135 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10020.

  7. Marguerite Smith, Paying for Your Child's College Education, MONEY (Warner Books), New York, 1996. ISBN 0-44667-165-7 ($9.99). 162 pages. A guide for parents, this book covers best buys, investment strategies with model portfolios, how much to save, cutting college costs, and education loans. To order a copy, write to Warner Books, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.
 

 
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