ERIC Number: ED248815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
The College Cost Book, 1984-85. Fifth Edition.
Expenses at 3,500 colleges, universities, and proprietary schools are identified, and information is presented on applying for student financial aid and on estimating financial need. Recent changes in federal aid programs and eligibility requirements are also outlined. In considering the cost of college, the following areas need to be addressed: tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, personal expenses, transportation, and a total expense budget. Financial aid sources are examined, including: Pell grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, National Direct Student Loans, College Work-Study Program, Reserve Officer Training Corps, Bureau of Indian Affairs, state government programs, veterans' education benefits, and help from private student aid sources. The financial aid form and other need analysis documents are explained. Additional topics include: strategies for stretching one's resources, reducing the time involved in earning a degree, reducing indirect costs, prepayment plans, strategies for working one's way through college, and responsible borrowing. Appended materials include: student expenses by institution, a glossary, worksheets, sources of information about state grant and federal loan programs, and institutions listed alphabetically. (SW)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Eligibility, Family Income, Federal Aid, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Noninstructional Student Costs, Parent Financial Contribution, Private Financial Support, School Surveys, State Aid, Student Costs, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Tuition
College Board Publications, Box 886, New York, NY 10101 ($10.95).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY. Coll. Scholarship Service.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Guaranteed Student Loan Program; National Direct Student Loan Program; Pell Grant Program