Books About Loans
- Lana J. Chandler and Michael D. Boggs,
The Student Loan Handbook,
2nd edition, Betterway Publications, White Hall, VA, 1990.
ISBN 1-55870-187-7 ($7.95). 167 pages. This book
focuses on federal student loans, and hence is
quite dated. Out of print.
- S. Norman Feingold and Marie Feingold,
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans,
9th edition, Bellman Publishing Company, Bethesda, Maryland, 1992-1993.
$80. Scholarships, fellowships, and loans. Since
1992, editions are now published by
- Huber William Hurt, Harriett-Jeanne Hurt and Christian E. Burckel,
The College Blue Book -- Scholarships, Fellowships,
Grants and Loans,
Volume 5, 25th edition, Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, 1995.
ISBN 0-02-895147-6 five volume set ($235). ISBN
0-02-895148-4 single-user CD-ROM ($335). ISBN
0-02-895151-4 network CD-ROM ($425). ISBN
0-02-895149-2 five volume set and single-user CD-ROM
($545). ISBN 0-02-895152-2 five volume set and
network CD-ROM ($645). Revised every two years. The
College Blue Book is a
five-volume set that provides information about
post-secondary education and financial aid. Volume
5, which is 895 pages long,
provides information about scholarships,
fellowships, grants, and loans from private and
public sources. It includes information about awards
for undergraduate students, graduate students, and
post-doctoral students. Awards are organized
according to discipline, meaning that some listings
are repeated. So, even though the awards are
numbered from 1 to 2,753, the book lists only about
2,000 distinct award programs from approximately 1,000
sponsors. The book includes award title,
sponsor, subject, and education level indexes. The
CD-ROM lets you search for awards by subject area,
award title, sponsor, and educational level. Volume
5 (ISBN 0-02-895026-7) was previously available
separately for $48.00, but this appears to no
longer be true.
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
You can also call 1-800-257-5755 or
1-800-261-8783, or write to
Macmillan Publishing Company, 866 Third Avenue,
Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10022.
- David Jaffe,
The New College Financial Aid System: Making It Work
Council Oak Books, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1993.
ISBN 0-93303-182-3 ($14.95). 141 pages. This book
focuses on federal and state aid, and so is somewhat
dated. However, there is some information about
negotiating for a better aid package. To order a
copy, write to Council Oak Books, Tulsa, OK 74120.
- Debra M. Kirby and Christa Brelin,
Fund Your Way Through College: Uncovering 1,700
Great Opportunities in Undergraduate Financial Aid,
Visible Ink Press (Gale Research), Detroit, Michigan, 1994.
ISBN 0-81039-457-X ($19.95). 731 pages. Organized
alphabetically, with geographic, field, and
characteristic indexes. To order a copy, call
1-800-877-4253 or write to Gale Research, Inc., 835
Penobscot Building, Detroit, MI 48226-4094.
- Debra M. Kirby,
Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans 1996,
10th edition, Gale Research, Inc., Detroit, Michigan, 1995.
ISBN 0-8103-9114-7 ($140.00). 769 pages. Covers
domestic and international fellowships for graduate and
post-doctoral students and faculty. The book includes
approximately 4,000 listings organized
alphabetically by sponsor, with a quick-reference
chart. Previous editions by Norman and Marie Feingold,
Bellman Publishing Company, Scholarships, Fellowships, and Loans. To
order a copy, call 1-800-877-4253 or write to Gale
Research, Inc., 835 Penobscot Building, Detroit, MI
- Clarence E. Lovejoy and Theodore S. Jones,
College Scholarship Guide,
Simon & Schuster, Inc., ???.
125 pages. Scholarships, fellowships, and loans from
educational and fraternal groups, government, and
- Octameron Associates,
Loans and Grants from Uncle Sam: Am I Eligible and for
3rd edition, Octameron Associates, Alexandria, Virginia, September 1995.
ISBN 1-57509-000-7 ($6.00). 72 pages.
This book provides information about federal
loan and grant programs for undergraduate students.
It includes a worksheet for determining eligibility and
estimating the size of your award, and a list of
Title IV Institutional Codes for most colleges and
universities. The book also provides explanations of
eligibility, deferments, loan forgiveness, loan
consolidation, and repayment schedules. To order
this or other Octameron books, call 1-703-836-5480
or write to Octameron Associates, PO Box 2748,
Alexandria, VA 22301.
- Peterson's Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes 1997,
Peterson's Guides, Princeton, New Jersey, 1996.
ISBN 1-56079-696-0 ($24.95), ISBN 1-56079-734-7
(software only, $15 + $4.25 shipping). 501 pages.
This book lists more than 770,000 awards from 1,900
sources. It comes with a very nice Windows
scholarship database that provides the same
information as in the book, but in a convenient,
searchable format. (A Macintosh version is
available upon request.) The software lets you
enter a profile to find a list of awards that match
your interests. The matching award sources can be
sorted by name, deadline, number of awards, and
award amount. You can select a source for more
detailed information, such as the address and description.
The only flaw with this book is the claim that it lists
more than $2.5 billion in private aid. Peterson's
calculated that figure by summing the product of the
high award amount with the number of awards. This
overestimates the total by at least a factor of
seven. A more conservative estimate would place the total
amount of private aid listed at about $500 million,
which is still a considerable figure.
The book also includes state-controlled
scholarships and grants, in addition to private aid.
To order a copy, call 1-800-EDU-DATA (1-800-338-3282) x660
x660 (x462 for Spanish), fax 1-609-243-9150, write
to Peterson's Guides, Dept. PWB, PO Box 2123, Princeton, NJ
08543-2123, or send email to email@example.com.
- Resource Guide to Student Financial Aid,
1st edition, Grayco Publishing, West Warwick, Rhode Island, 1990.
$24.95 plus $1.40 postage and handling. Companion
volume to The Federal Educational and Scholarship Funding Guide. Step by step instructions
on how to get grants, loans, and scholarships. To
order a copy, write to Grayco Publishing, PO Box 1291, West
Warwick, RI 02893.
- The Student Loan Forgiveness Directory,
Fannie Mae Foundation and National College
Scholarship Foundation, 1996.
($22.00 plus $3.00 shipping and handling). This
book contains a list of institutional loan
forgiveness programs. To order a copy, call
1-301-548-9423, fax 1-301-548-9453, or write to The
National College Scholarship Foundation, PO Box
8207, Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8207.