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The Financial Aid Handbook, Revised Edition by Ruth Vedvik, Carol Stack

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1The 9 Biggest Myths About Paying for College

HOW DO YOU plan on paying for college?

If you’re like most people, you will apply to five to 10 schools that you like, fill out your FAFSA, then cross your fingers and see who gives you the best offer. Then you will beg and plead with your parents, take out loans, and head off for college in the fall after your senior year. You may already have some idea of your family’s finances; you’re certainly going to apply for financial aid, if you’ve already picked up this book. Maybe you’re planning on taking out some loans; but you’ll figure all of it out after you have applied.

Perhaps you’ve already applied, and the FAFSA deadline is coming up—and you just want to know how to get the most money out of the ...

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