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1 SHRINKING THE COST OF COLLEGE: Great Ways to Cut the Price of a Bachelor s Degree Lynn O Shaughnessy 1

2 Lynn O Shaughnessy, Lynn O Shaughnessy 2

3 By Lynn O Shaughnessy The New York Times, Money Magazine, Los Angeles Times, CNN, Associated Press, The This Morning and US News & World Report. Lynn O Shaughnessy 3

4 Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6 Chapter 7 Chapter 8 Chapter 9 Chapter 10 Chapter 11 Chapter 12 Chapter 13 Chapter 14 Chapter 15 Chapter 16 Chapter 17 Chapter 18 Chapter 19 Chapter 20 Chapter 21 Chapter 22 Chapter 23 Chapter 24 Chapter 25 Chapter 26 Chapter 27 Chapter 28 Chapter 29 Chapter 30 Chapter 31 Lynn O Shaughnessy 4

5 Most people look in the wrong place for help when they begin contemplating the looming college tab. Lynn O Shaughnessy

6 SCHOLARSHIP SOURCE The biggest source of aid comes from the colleges themselves. 44% 36% 9% 6% 0 50 Lynn O Shaughnessy

7 net your The Smart families rarely pay full price and neither should you. AVERAGE GRANTS $15,500 $5,750 $3, net price Lynn O Shaughnessy

8 The average tuition discount at private schools is 49.1% US News & World Report s Lynn O Shaughnessy

9 US News Lynn O Shaughnessy

10 Beyond Need and Merit: Strengthening State Grant Programs. Lynn O Shaughnessy

11 US News & Word Report, The most expensive schools for nonresidents are now costing more than $50,000. Lynn O Shaughnessy 11

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14 The majority of the federal government s the form of loans Lynn O Shaughnessy 14

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16 Cal Grants Don t assume that these state grants are only good for public universities Lynn O Shaughnessy

17 The average private scholarship is worth about $2, Lynn O Shaughnessy

18 Lynn O Shaughnessy

19 In reality, most families qualify for some sort of Lynn O Shaughnessy

20 both FAFSA Lynn O Shaughnessy

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22 2. 3. PROFILE Lynn O Shaughnessy 22

23 Some teenagers of divorced parents may end up qualifying for needbased aid even if they wouldn t have parents had stayed together. custodial Lynn O Shaughnessy 23

24 1. 1. Lynn O Shaughnessy 24

25 EFC You will subtract your EFC from a college s cost of attendance College Search 3. Paying s Paying Lynn O Shaughnessy

26 $39,388 Lynn O Shaughnessy

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28 1. 2. Your demonstrated vary based on the school s price tag. 1. Lynn O Shaughnessy

29 College No. 1 College No. 2 Lynn O Shaughnessy

30 Thanks to a federal mandate, colleges and universities across the country have installed cost calculator on their websites. Lynn O Shaughnessy

31 3. Lynn O Shaughnessy 31

32 Many colleges brag aid policies, but plenty of them aren t generous. no-loan schools Lynn O Shaughnessy 32

33 Schools like Yale University, Princeton University, Amherst College, Pomona College, University of Pennsylvania and Haverford College are extremely hard to get into, but if your child is accepted into one of these schools -- and you ve struck gold. US News & World Report Lynn O Shaughnessy 33

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35 It s best to focus on schools that stuff their aid packages with grants rather than loans. Lynn O Shaughnessy

36 Paying Lynn O Shaughnessy

37 Parents savings rarely impact awards. Lynn O Shaughnessy

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40 Colleges believe can help them raise their academic hope will increase their US News & World Report rankings US News & World Report US News Lynn O Shaughnessy

41 PayingPolicies & Stats Average Non-Need-Based Aid Lynn O Shaughnessy 41

42 The best way that students can ensure that they snag some of this serious cash is to boost their GPA. Lynn O Shaughnessy 42

43 The New York Times. Geography Lynn O Shaughnessy 43

44 Students who don t test well on the SAT or ACT can also capture tuition breaks. Lynn O Shaughnessy 44

45 1. 1. Lynn O Shaughnessy

46 Applying to reach schools will often jeopardize the college grant money that a student receives Lynn O Shaughnessy

47 1. 1. Lynn O Shaughnessy

48 This website is a quick and easy resource for anyone interested in aid statistics on any college or university. Lynn O Shaughnessy

49 non-need based aid US News & World Report Lynn O Shaughnessy

50 1. 1. Paying Policies & Stats Lynn O Shaughnessy

51 US News & World Report College Board Common Data Set The easiest way Common Data is to Google the name of the institution and Common Data Set. non-need-based aid Lynn O Shaughnessy

52 H2A H2A H2A H2A H2A 4,412 3,071 2,152 1, $17,502 AVERAGE LOAN: $4,117 Lynn O Shaughnessy

53 Lynn O Shaughnessy

54 Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price. Lynn O Shaughnessy

55 Search for Colleges COLLEGEdata is a valuable resource to consult when researching a aid practices. Lynn O Shaughnessy

56 need-based self-help category. Lynn O Shaughnessy

57 The College Navigator, which very few people know about, taps into a vast college database that the U.S. Department of Education maintains. Lynn O Shaughnessy

58 Name of School Lynn O Shaughnessy

59 Financial Aid $6,075. Lynn O Shaughnessy

60 net price Lynn O Shaughnessy

61 1. 1. Lynn O Shaughnessy

62 six-year At College Results Online you can plug in the name of any school and obtain six-year graduation rates Lynn O Shaughnessy

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64 1. Lynn O Shaughnessy

65 Google FAFSA worksheet Most people are clueless about whether they are aid or not. Lynn O Shaughnessy

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67 You don t have to wait until aid application for PROFILE private schools. FAFSA on the Web Worksheet 6. early decision Lynn O Shaughnessy

68 Many families hope they qualify but they don t know what kind of assistance is available. Lynn O Shaughnessy

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70 1. 2. Lynn O Shaughnessy

71 as possible about what further student need. Try leverage. Lynn O Shaughnessy

72 1. 2. Lynn O Shaughnessy

73 The typical college undergraduate leaves college with about $23,000 in college loan debt. Lynn O Shaughnessy

74 Lynn O Shaughnessy

75 Unfortunately, there is no one right answer to the question of how much parents should borrow. 1. Lynn O Shaughnessy

76 The College Lynn O Shaughnessy

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