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Financial Aid Resources
Don't Break the Bank: College Edition by College students spend more money than ever these days, but most have very little (if any) knowledge when it comes to personal finances. The truth is that most schools don't have time to teach a Personal Finances 101 course. So what are today's students (and their parents) to do? Peterson's Don't Break the Bank comes to the rescue! It's a brand new, easy-to-comprehend guide to help students become financially savvy. Readers will find such financially relevant chapters as Saving for a Rainy Day, Making Cents Out of Banking, and Charge It-Paying with Plastic. Book has a student-friendly design, with short chapters, fun graphics, and insightful sidebars-easy for busy students to read in their on-the-go lives. Expert guidance on ways to make extra money, saving vs. spending, ways to budget, the ins and outs of credit and credit cards, financial aid and scholarships, and more. Valuable advice from finance experts and from students, who share their own stories of financial woes and triumphs Glossary of important financial terms-to help students succeed on their road to financial literacy Helpful appendix of additional resources, including links to Web sites for further information
Call Number: HG179 .D6359 2013 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2013-12-10
Profiles of American Colleges 2016 by America's leading college directory and a perennial favorite among high school guidance counselors is a recognized authority in comparative college ratings. The book now comes with FREE access to Barron's exclusive College Search Engine. It gives college-bound students online information and guidance to help them match their academic plans and aptitudes with the admission requirements and academic programs of every accredited four-year college in the country. The brand-new edition of Barron's Profiles of American Colleges describes more than 1,650 colleges, with up-to-date facts and figures covering-- Admission requirements Tuitions and fees Financial aid sources Library and computer facilities Admissions procedures for freshmen Male to female ratio Campus safety and security Thumbnail descriptions of faculty Requirements for a degree Athletic facilities Extracurricular activities E-mail addresses College fax numbers and web sites Admissions contacts, and more The book's tinted pages section presents an Index of College Majors, an extended chart that lists all available major study programs at every school. Also profiled are many of the finest colleges in Canada and several other countries, as well as brief profiles of religious colleges, and American colleges based in foreign countries. All colleges in the directory are rated according to Barron's competitiveness scale, which ranges from "Noncompetitive" to "Most Competitive."
Call Number: L901 .B323 2016 (Cecil)
Publication Date: 2015-07-01
50 Things I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me about College by Book- Real-world advice for first-generation college students FROM first-generation college graduates. Each author understands the challenges of being the first person in your entire family to attend college. This book is full of practical, common sense advice that will save you both time and money because it was gained through the struggles and challenges overcome by first-generation students. A must have for any first-generation student or for any college student whose parents have been out of school for more than 10 years.
Call Number: LB2343.32 .A15 2014
Publication Date: 2014-07-08
How to Pay for College by Whether you’re a high school student, already in college, a parent, or an adult returning to school, this guide can help you thoroughly and easily research all available financial aid options, narrow your search to those that are a good fit for you, and make the best attempt possible at applying for them. Within these pages, find ways to plan and save for the high cost of college tuition; how to look for schools that are less expensive yet offer everything an expensive school might; when and how to fill out forms for loans, grants, and scholarships; how to get the government to help you; tips on applications and essays; and much more. This unique guide emphasizes the help that your local library can be in this process, using its reference materials, the Internet, and the advice of experienced researchers. This is a book that can help change your life.
Call Number: LB2342 .H575 2011 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2011-04-27
Student Debt by (PRINT) Offering answers to essential questions about student debt and many connected issues, this book examines student debt in the United States at every stage of the process--from the banks that issue the loans to the colleges and universities that collect the payments. * Provides a thorough and accessible treatment of student loans that fills a large gap in the reference literature * Presents arguments both for and against student lending, making this an excellent resource for students writing persuasive essays on either side of the topic * Supplies highly useful, easy-to-understand information for students as well as general readers who want to learn more about student loans and grasp the key issues of this important socioeconomic issue
Call Number: LB2340.2 .E48 2017 (Downtown, South)
Publication Date: 2017-01-26
The Financial Aid Handbook, Revised Edition by The Financial Aid Handbook is the only book families need to find the right college at the right price. This completely revised, up-to-date edition builds on the success of the original'the definitive, one-stop guide to the college selection and payment process, covering everything from basic timelines and tuition costs to predicting your scholarship award from colleges and taking ownership of student debt after graduation. Updated to reflect the most recent changes in federal processes and timelines and including new chapters for undocumented and homeless students, this revised edition is a must-have for high school students and their parents. The Financial Aid Handbook features straightforward language, engaging explanations, and hundreds of tips to maximize your financial aid'the scholarship funds that come from colleges themselves. No other book on the market teaches students and parents how to find real, four-year scholarships'and how to land them. It includes: The nine biggest myths about paying for college. A step-by-step guide to completing the FAFSA and PROFILE. The ultimate guide to federal, state, and private student loans. How to predict scholarship dollars with the Merit Aid Profile. How to negotiate with the Financial Aid office.
Publication Date: 2017-05-15
The Ultimate Guide to America's Best Colleges 2013 The only guidebook of its kind to combine extensive narrative college profiles with detailed data and statistics on each institution, this tome reports on more than 300 colleges and universities, addressing their academics, majors, student life, athletics, student body, distinguished alumni, admissions/financial aid, and postgraduation success. Tips on each college's admission process and student quotes from a national survey accompany each description to provide an honest and thorough appraisal of each college's strengths and weaknesses. To guide students by the numbers, this book includes extensive statistics for each school, with figures on the student composition, class sizes, most popular majors, admissions rates, required standardized tests, deadlines, college costs, and financial aid. A must-have, go-to resource for any college-bound student, their parents, or guidance and career counselors, readers will also find a ranking of the 100 best college values.
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
College Financing Information for Teens by Tips for a successful financial life including facts about planning, saving, and paying for post-secondary education, with information about college savings plans, scholarships, grants, loans, military service, and more.
Publication Date: 2011-11-15
Game of Loans by College tuition and student debt levels have been rising at an alarming pace for at least two decades. These trends, coupled with an economy weakened by a major recession, have raised serious questions about whether we are headed for a major crisis, with borrowers defaulting on their loans in unprecedented numbers and taxpayers being forced to foot the bill. Game of Loans draws on new evidence to explain why such fears are misplaced--and how the popular myth of a looming crisis has obscured the real problems facing student lending in America. Bringing needed clarity to an issue that concerns all of us, Beth Akers and Matthew Chingos cut through the sensationalism and misleading rhetoric to make the compelling case that college remains a good investment for most students. They show how, in fact, typical borrowers face affordable debt burdens, and argue that the truly serious cases of financial hardship portrayed in the media are less common than the popular narrative would have us believe. But there are more troubling problems with student loans that don't receive the same attention. They include high rates of avoidable defaults by students who take on loans but don't finish college--the riskiest segment of borrowers--and a dysfunctional market where competition among colleges drives tuition costs up instead of down. Persuasive and compelling, Game of Loans moves beyond the emotionally charged and politicized talk surrounding student debt, and offers a set of sensible policy proposals that can solve the real problems in student lending.
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-10-04
Graduate from College Debt-Free by SMART and SAVVY WAYS TO PAY FOR COLLEGE...WITH NO DEBT (OR as Little as Possible) With college graduates earning over a million dollars more than high school grads will earn during the course of their lifetime, getting a college degree is incredibly important. However, the cost of college keeps rising and navigating the maze of financial aid options grows more challenging every year. This book is a comprehensive guide to saving for college, scholarships, financial assistance and more. YOU WILL DISCOVER: * How to use the net price calculator to figure out the school's actual cost * Creative strategies to minimize your college debt * Loan forgiveness programs to reduce college debt after you graduate * Options for cutting college costs * What scholarships are available and how to apply for them * Which tax credits can be used by students and their parents * How to complete the FAFSA and PROFILE financial aid applications
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2016-08-30
Student Debt by Offering answers to essential questions about student debt and many connected issues, this book examines student debt in the United States at every stage of the process--from the banks that issue the loans to the colleges and universities that collect the payments. * Provides a thorough and accessible treatment of student loans that fills a large gap in the reference literature * Presents arguments both for and against student lending, making this an excellent resource for students writing persuasive essays on either side of the topic * Supplies highly useful, easy-to-understand information for students as well as general readers who want to learn more about student loans and grasp the key issues of this important socioeconomic issue
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2017-01-26
A free service that assists you in finding scholarships, financial aid, and student loans.
Also a free website, but it's focus is more informational and educational. (FinAid's creator was the publisher for Fastweb.)
501 Ways for Adult Students to Pay for College by Book- Adults can find the means to go back to school despite the pressures of work, family, and a mortgage with this guide to funding continued education. With expanded information on online and distance learning and part-time classes and new financial aid, loan, and scholarship opportunities, this updated resource teaches adult students how to find and win scholarships designed especially for them, obtain financial support from employers, get financial aid for distance learning, receive larger financial aid packages, take advantage of educational tax breaks, trade tuition costs for volunteer service, and cancel education debts with loan forgiveness programs. Twenty firsthand anecdotes inspire adult students with creative and unusual ways to pay for their education.
Call Number: LB2337.4 .T355 2017 (South)
Publication Date: 2017-05-16
Child Care Career Students
Opportunities in Child Care Careers by Offers the information on the field of child care careers. This book provides training and educational requirements for each career; salary statistics for different positions within each field; and, professional and internet resources.
Call Number: HQ778.7.U6W572007
Publication Date: 2006-09-20
Fire Academy Students
Becoming a Firefighter by The demand for qualified firefighters is on the rise, but it's still a highly competitive field to enter. Whether seeking a full-time position for the first time or transitioning from volunteer/on-call status, Becoming a Firefighter gives you the information you need to ace the test, stand out in the application process, and get the job. A comprehensive and accessible overview from insiders in the field, Becoming a Firefighter provides you with: Key information on what being a firefighter entails (Hint: It's much more than dashing into burning buildings!), Descriptions of the wide variety of jobs that are available, A roundup of training courses, from the high-school level to degree requirements for fire science programs, Step-by-step guidance on applying for positions, The latest EMT, first-aid, and crisis-management requirements, How to succeed on the job, with guidelines on maintaining health and interacting with supervisors and the public, as well as exploring the various advancement opportunities. In order to enjoy the benefits of the rewarding field of fire service, you must pass written, oral, and physical exams. Becoming a Firefighter features: Extensive subject review plus explanations of all the components and requirements for the exam process, Targeted instruction on how to ace the written and oral exams as well as the candidate physical ability test (CPAT). Book jacket.
Call Number: TH9119 .B43 2008 (South)
Publication Date: 2008-10-25
How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Nursing School by This light-hearted, fun, fresh, and easy-to-read guide for nursing students by nursing students is full of practical information to help them cope with--and get the most out of--nursing school.
Call Number: RT73 .D79 2008 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2007-11-29