Videotapes can provide helpful instructions and demonstrations. Before ordering, make sure that the information on the tape is current.
College Financial Aid Made Easy
This 30-minute videotape by Carl Buck (former Director of Financial Aid at Rutgers University) discusses how to compare college financial aid offers, how to appeal an aid offer, what to do if you are divorced or separated, what to do if you lose your job and how to get reliable scholarship information. To order, send a check for $19.95 plus $3.00 shipping and handling to Favor, Inc., PO Box 682884, Park City, UT 84068.
Financial Aid Consultants, Inc. (FACI) is a financial aid consulting firm. Among other services, they sell a video, "Educating America," which provides an overview of financial aid, how to apply for federal aid and how to fill out the financial aid applications. The cost of this video is $29. For more information, call 1-800-628-FACI or 1-404-321-3885, fax 1-404-634-4247, write to Financial Aid Consultants, Inc., 3 Corporate Square, Suite 320, Atlanta, GA 30329.
Financing a Future
This videotape from the College Board helps low- and middle-income families plan for the cost of their children's college education. The videotape (part #B200122) costs $40 plus $3.95 shipping and handling. To order a copy, call 1-800-323-7155 or 1-212-713-8165, fax 1-212-713-8143, or write to The College Board, Publications Customer Service, 45 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023-6992.
How to Apply for and Obtain Financial Aid (Capital Concepts)
Randy Braidfoot, a certified financial planner, has published a 25-minute videotape that guides students and their families through the financial aid process. It discusses how to fill out the FAFSA correctly, highlighting common mistakes to avoid. It also explains the financial aid process and gives some tips to reducing college costs. The videotape is available for purchase by high school guidance counselors, financial aid administrators and individual students and parents. Guidance counselors are encouraged to purchase a copy of the tape to lend out to their students. The cost is $19.95 plus $5 shipping and handling. If you are not satisfied with the tape, you may return it within 30 days for a refund (excluding the postage and handling charge). For more information or to place an order, write to Capital Concepts, 1022 W. 15th Street, Amarillo, TX 79102, call 1-800-687-1929, call/fax 1-806-372-2053, or send email to email@example.com.
How to Pay for College
How to Pay for College is a 36-minute videotape that provides an overview of financial aid, covering the different types of aid, application procedures, saving for school and strategies for increasing eligibility for financial aid. The videotape comes with a 72-page guidebook and costs $30. To order, call 1-703-836-5480 or write to Octameron Associates, PO Box 2748, Alexandria, VA 22301.
How to Pay for College Video Package
This package consists of a videotape, 25 consumable guidebooks with financial aid worksheets, a copy of Chronicle Financial Aid Guide and a Video Package Sign-Out Sheet. The video discusses applying for financial aid, the expected family contribution, scholarships, need-based aid, packaging, innovative payment plans, financial planning and investment strategies. The cost of the package is $174.95 plus 10% shipping and handling. To order a copy, call 1-800-622-7284 or 1-315-497-0330, fax 1-315-497-3359, or write to Chronicle Guidance Publications, 66 Aurora Street, PO Box 1190, Moravia, NY 13118-1190.