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ERIC Number: ED517837
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 170
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1077-1
How to Pay for College: A Library How-To Handbook
ALA Editions
Librarians should add this must-have resource to their library's collection to assist patrons in the tough task of applying and paying for college. Whether they are a high school student, already in college, a parent, or an adult returning to school, patrons can use this guide to: (1) Fill out forms for financial aid, loans, and scholarships; (2) Find ways to plan and save for the high cost of college tuition; (3) Narrow their search to those schools that are the best fit; and (4) Make the best attempt at applying to the school of their choice. This effective guide emphasizes the help that the local library can offer in this process, using its reference materials, the Internet, and the advice of experienced researchers. Following an Introduction entitled "Beyond the Books" in Today's Public Libraries, this book contains the following chapters: (1) Choosing a College; (2) Personal Resources to Pay For College; (3) Financial Aid 101; (4) Scholarships; (5) Grants; (6) Jobs: On Campus, Off Campus, Internships, and Summer Jobs; (7) Loans; and (8) College Applications. A bibliography/webliography and an index are included.
ALA Editions. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 866-746-7252; Fax: 770-280-4155; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Parents; Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association