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The numbers are intimidating: by 2010, four years at a private college could cost $172,000. Even tuitions at public institutions have been rising 7.9 percent per year over the last decade. It's enough to make anyone wonder, "How can I come up with money like this?"
It can be done. Millions of dollars are available from private and federal programs- and not all are earmarked for the class valedictorian! Many are awarded based on a student's special interests, projected major, and other criteria.
Cynthia and Phillip McKee have created the sourcebook on finding scholarship money. More than just a compendium of scholarships (although an astonishing four-thousand-plus sources are listed), it is also a road map thorugh the entire financial application process. The McKees explain how to create a sparkling resume, write persuasive essays, obtain recommendation letters, succeed in interviews, and negotiate the financial-aid maze. Sample letters, schedules, and charts show you how to prepare your strongest application. A comprehensive index helps you find all the scholarship opportunities for which you may be eligible.
"A student should choose a college because it will provide the best education, not because it's the only one he or she can afford," say the McKees. This book helps readers do just that.
More than 4,000 listings
Step-by-step instructions on how to apply
Essential forms, schedules, and sample letters
From two parents whos strategies have helped thousands