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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price by Lynn O’Shaughnessy

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Answering the Financial Aid Question

How you begin your collegiate treasure hunt depends a great deal on whether you will receive need-based financial aid. At the start, it’s critically important, therefore, that you determine whether your family will qualify for financial aid. Once you’ve figured that out, you will know what kind of schools to pursue. In the next chapter, you’ll find the tools you’ll need to determine whether financial aid is a possibility.

If You Do Qualify for Financial Aid...

You need to figure out which schools are generous and which are miserly. Many schools don’t advertise their financial aid breakdowns of grants, loans, and work study, but as you’ll learn later in the book, it is easy to retrieve financial aid statistics ...

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