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

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INTRODUCTION FOR PARENTS

THE TIME is finally here to send your baby off to college. We recommend kick-starting the process with two books: ours (more on that in a minute) and Letting Go: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding the College Years by Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger (a fabulous and insightful description of what it really means when your child goes off to college).

You can’t help but notice that we’ve addressed this book to students—our reasoning for that is simple. Even though we know that the decision to select a particular college or university is usually a family decision—the process itself—ranging from the first request for information to the application, essay, letters of reference, and many of the financial aid forms—is ...

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