How to Graduate Debt Free

Author: Kristina Ellis
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 9781617958304
Release Date: 2016-08-09
Genre: Study Aids

Nearly 70% of students graduate with close to $30,000 in debt. But you don’t have to be one of them! In these pages, acclaimed author Kristina Ellis walks you through the wide world of college-finance options, presenting tips, secrets, and strategies so you can develop a personalized plan. A plan to overcome obstacles and get your degree debt-free. With Kristina as your mentor, you’ll discover how to: Establish a winning money mindset Save up and cut costs before you get to campus Figure out the dollars and sense of financial aid Secure your share of free cash for college Earn money to pay as you go Choose a school and a major that’s worth it Stretch your funds when every penny counts With determination, the right information, and a well-planned strategy, you can earn that career-advancing degree and graduate from college debt-free. #NotGoingBroke

Debt Free U

Author: Zac Bissonnette
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101458968
Release Date: 2010-08-31
Genre: Education

This book can save you more than $100,000. These days, most people assume you need to pay a boatload of money for a quality college education. As a result, students and their parents are willing to go into years of debt and potentially sabotage their entire financial futures just to get a fancy name on their diploma. But Zac Bissonnette is walking proof that this assumption is not only false, but dangerous-a class con game designed to rip you off and doom your student to a post-graduation life of near poverty . From his unique double perspective-he's a personal finance expert (at Daily Finance) AND a current senior at the University of Massachusetts-Zac figured out how to get an outstanding education at a public college, without bankrupting his parents or taking on massive loans. Armed with his personal knowledge, the latest data, and smart analysis, Zac takes on the sacred cows of the higher education establishment. He reveals why a lot of the conventional wisdom about choosing and financing college is not only wrong but hazardous to you and your child's financial future. You'll discover, for instance, that: * Student loans are NOT a necessary evil. Ordinary middle class families can- and must-find ways to avoid them, even without scholarships. * College "rankings" are useless-designed to sell magazines and generate hype. If you trust one of the major guides when picking a college, you face a potential financial disaster. * The elite graduate programs accept lots of people with non-elite bachelors degrees. So do America's most selective employers. The name on a diploma ultimately won't help your child have a more successful career or earn more money. Zac can prove every one of those bold assertions - and more. No matter what your current financial situation, he has a simple message for parents: "RELAX! Your kid will be able to get a champagne education on a beer budget!"

Confessions of a Scholarship Winner

Author: Kristina Ellis
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 9781617951725
Release Date: 2013-03-20
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Kristina Ellis was awarded a full scholarship through her PhD. How she managed to get that kind of a scholarship offer is revealed in this book. Raised by a single mother, Kristina appeared to have everything stacked against her – years of living below the poverty level, imperfect grades and sub-par SAT scores. Yet Kristina discovered the secrets to effectively presenting herself as a unique and desirable scholarship candidate. And she’s sharing her secrets for scholarship success with students (and their parents) so that they too can obtain money for college.

Paying the Price

Author: Sara Goldrick-Rab
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226404349
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

One of the most sustained and vigorous public debates today is about the value and, crucially, the price of college. But an unspoken, outdated assumption underlies all sides of this debate: if a young person works hard enough, they'll be able to get a college degree and be on the path to a good life. That's simply not true anymore, says Sara Goldrick-Rab. Quite simply, college is far too expensive for many people today, and the confusing mix of federal, state, institutional, and private financial aid leaves countless students without the resources they need to pay for it. Drawing on a study of 3,000 young adults who entered public colleges and universities in Wisconsin in 2008 with the support of federal aid and Pell Grants, Goldrick-Rab reveals the devastating effect of these shortfalls. She believes America can fix this problem. In the final section of the book, Goldrick-Rab offers a range of possible solutions.

Beating the College Debt Trap

Author: Alex Chediak
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310337430
Release Date: 2015-12-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Beating the College Debt Trap presents students with a better way to do college. The radically counter-cultural truth is that students don’t have to be totally dependent on Mom, Dad, or Uncle Sam to get the most out of college. Graduation on a solid financial foundation is possible. But it will require intentionality, creativity, hard work, and a willingness to delay gratification. Chediak gets into the nitty-gritty of how to get work and make money during the college years, pay off any loans quickly, spend less, save more, and stay out of debt for good. He also unpacks how to transition from college into career, honor God while achieving financial independence, and use your finances to make a positive, eternally-significant difference in the lives of others. As a young engineering professor with an aptitude for finances and money management, Chediak has become particularly concerned with the financial health of young adults, especially in light of the ever increasing costs of college. In Beating the College Debt Trap he helps do something about this problem. He engages, in a friendly manner, the “real world” financial issues that 17-25 year olds face, with clarity, practical help, lots of illustrations, and a little humor, while conveying a distinctly Christian perspective.

Master Your Debt

Author: Jordan E. Goodman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470484241
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides detailed advice about how to master existing debt and secure your financial future, including how to clean up your credit report, negotiate new terms and payments for burdensome bills, and protect yourself from identity theft

Med School Uncensored

Author: Richard Beddingfield
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780399579707
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Education

An entertaining insider's guide to the good, the bad, and the ugly of med school--with everything pre-med and med students need to know, from day one, to maximize opportunities and avoid mistakes. Cardiothoracic anesthesiologist and recent med school grad Dr. Richard Beddingfield serves as an unofficial older brother for pre-med and incoming med students--dishing on all the stuff he would've wanted to know from the beginning in order to make the most of med school's opportunities, while staying sane through the gauntlets of applying to and succeeding at med school, residency, fellowship, and starting work as a new physician. With advice from additional recent Ivy League med school grads and top-tier hospital residents, this all-in-one guide is a must-have for everyone who dreams of becoming a doctor.

Right College Right Price

Author: Frank Palmasani
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 1402273797
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Describes how the "Financial Fit" program can help families determine how much college will really cost beyond the sticker price and factor cost into the college search, and explains how to maximize financial aid benefits.

Keynes s Way to Wealth Timeless Investment Lessons from The Great Economist

Author: John F. Wasik
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071815475
Release Date: 2013-11-18
Genre: Business & Economics

"How John Maynard Keynes became one of the greatest stock investors of all time--and how you can replicate his successKeynes was not only one of the most influential economists of the 20th Century but also a savvy investor who financially advised Winston Churchill and FDR.Keynes's Way to Wealth presents the legendary economist's most powerful investment principles and strategies, including buying quality stocks and holding them, trading commodities, ignoring short-term news, building portfolios with opposed risks, the upside to being a contrarian, and the power of dividends.Including original research from the Keynes Archive at King's College, the book dissects what Keynes owned, how he bought and sold, and how his theories guided his decisions throughout his life. Ultimately, this is a guide to the portfolio management style of the most successful investors in the world, such as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, and Charles Munger--all of whom have adopted similar methods as Keynes.John Wasik has covered investor protection issues for more than a quarter century and won 18 awards for his work, most of it for investigations conducted during his 15-year tenure as a special projects editor at Consumers Digest magazine. "--

The Great Mistake

Author: Christopher Newfield
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9781421421629
Release Date: 2016-10-18
Genre: Business & Economics

A powerful, hopeful critique of the unnecessary death spiral of higher education, The Great Mistake is essential reading for those who wonder why students have been paying more to get less and for everyone who cares about the role the higher education system plays in improving the lives of average Americans.

Student Debt

Author: Sandy Baum
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137527387
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Genre: Education

This book analyzes reliable evidence to tell the true story of student debt in America. One of the nation’s foremost experts on college finance, Sandy Baum exposes how misleading the widely accepted narrative on student debt is. Baum combines data, research, and analysis to show how the current discourse obscures serious problems, risks misdirecting taxpayer dollars, and could deprive too many Americans of the educational opportunities they deserve. This book and its policy recommendations provide the basis for a new and more constructive national agenda to make paying for college more manageable.

Degrees of Inequality

Author: Suzanne Mettler
Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
ISBN: 9780465044962
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Education

America’s higher education system is failing its students. In the space of a generation, we have gone from being the best-educated society in the world to one surpassed by eleven other nations in college graduation rates. Higher education is evolving into a caste system with separate and unequal tiers that take in students from different socio-economic backgrounds and leave them more unequal than when they first enrolled. Until the 1970s, the United States had a proud history of promoting higher education for its citizens. The Morrill Act, the G.I. Bill and Pell Grants enabled Americans from across the income spectrum to attend college and the nation led the world in the percentage of young adults with baccalaureate degrees. Yet since 1980, progress has stalled. Young adults from low to middle income families are not much more likely to graduate from college than four decades ago. When less advantaged students do attend, they are largely sequestered into inferior and often profit-driven institutions, from which many emerge without degrees—and shouldering crushing levels of debt. In Degrees of Inequality, acclaimed political scientist Suzanne Mettler explains why the system has gone so horribly wrong and why the American Dream is increasingly out of reach for so many. In her eye-opening account, she illuminates how political partisanship has overshadowed America’s commitment to equal access to higher education. As politicians capitulate to corporate interests, owners of for-profit colleges benefit, but for far too many students, higher education leaves them with little besides crippling student loan debt. Meanwhile, the nation’s public universities have shifted the burden of rising costs onto students. In an era when a college degree is more linked than ever before to individual—and societal—well-being, these pressures conspire to make it increasingly difficult for students to stay in school long enough to graduate. By abandoning their commitment to students, politicians are imperiling our highest ideals as a nation. Degrees of Inequality offers an impassioned call to reform a higher education system that has come to exacerbate, rather than mitigate, socioeconomic inequality in America.

How to Go to College Almost for Free

Author: Ben Kaplan
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 1417824867
Release Date: 2008-06-01
Genre: Education

Presents a step-by-step guide for prospective college students that shows students of all ages how to find and win scholarship prizes and cut down on student debt.

Screw College Debt

Author: Marco LeRoc
Publisher:
ISBN: 0990361241
Release Date: 2015-03-24
Genre:

You're off to college to acquire skills, graduate, get a well-paying job, and live the good life ever after. Not so fast. A mountain of college loans after graduation may weigh you down for decades as you struggle to pay them off. Don't let the financing of your education stand in the way of your future dreams. Save money, find little-known sources for money win scholarships you never thought you'd qualify for, pick the right loans and payment plans, and you can avoid devastating debt entirely. Get smart "before" you get smart in college with tips and techniques in "Screw College Debt." Create your own action plan using the 100-at-a-glance strategies to avoid and pay for college debt-before you get into money trouble. Or learn how to dig out with creative (legal) repayment strategies. Knowledge is power. Go into the college game with the right winning strategies and plans. Marco LeRoc, founder of Marco LeRoc & Co., and author of "Cash In with Your Money," helps you (and your parents) explore every money-saving strategy and answers every question from WHY ("Why the heck is college so expensive?") to HOW ("How do I avoid college debt entirely?").

The College Solution

Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780132944694
Release Date: 2012-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics

This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools. O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use, proven road map for getting past the ratings, and finding the right schools at the right price. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying for college now – and no other book will save you as much money!