Honey, I Shrunk the Tuition! National Edition

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Would you like to be able to cut, in one fell swoop, thousands of dollars off the tuition price at the college of your choice? Do you wish you could do this simply by tapping into the little-known, forgotten, or overlooked programs and policies at the school itself?

Well, it's time to stop wishing and start saving. In HONEY, I SHRUNK THE TUITION!, the first-of-its-kind CD-ROM guide from paying-for-college expert Ben Kaplan, you’ll learn how to tap into the tuition-saving opportunities offered by the nation’s leading institutions of higher education. Based on hundreds of hours of in-depth research, it’s actually three guides in one—with separate volumes for private universities, public universities, and liberal arts colleges—all included on one easy-to-use CD-ROM. That's 440 pages of essential paying-for-college discounts and deals!

First, you’ll learn about the lucrative scholarship awards offered by the best and most popular colleges and universities in the land. For each school, you’ll read detailed profiles of their scholarship opportunities, how to apply, and what it takes to win. You’ll discover a wealth of general merit-based scholarships, as well as tuition prizes in specific fields such as music, drama, art, business, engineering, and medicine.

Think scholarship research has to be a frustrating experience? With this guide in your computer, you’ll have the most prestigious and lucrative school-specific scholarships—and the awards that even the most diligent scholarships sleuths have trouble finding—only a few mouse clicks away.

Then it’s on to part two and the wonderful world of free tuition credits. You’ll learn how to use Advanced Placement (AP), College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Dante’s Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), SAT II, and other standardized tests to save as much as $30,000 in college costs (or even more). In fact, for many of these tests, you only need to answer 40 to 50 percent of the questions correctly to save big-time tuition dollars!

Not only does the guide help you decide which tests to take for the maximum savings, but also allows you to instantly compare—via the innovative Scholarship Coach Tuition Savings Calculator™—the college-credit-for-testing policies at your favorite schools. For each school, you’ll have at your fingertips an easy-to-read chart of the specific tests that earn college credit, the amount of credit awarded for a given test score, and the hundreds or thousands of tuition dollars you can potentially save by taking each test.

With the aid of this guide—plus the special bonus audio messages from Ben Kaplan included on the CD—you or your child will be able to incorporate critical financial information into your college planning months or even years ahead of time. The result is not only a more informed choice about which college to attend, but also a better decision on which preparatory academic courses to enroll in, which college credit tests to take, and which scholarships to position yourself to win.

So why pay more for tuition when you don’t have to? Let the tuition shrinking start now!

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SPECIAL FEATURES:

This guide has been enhanced to include:

* Easy-to-Use Interface: Our new user-friendly computer interface helps you navigate the CD-ROM's many features quickly and easily.

* New School-Specific Scholarship Profiles: Discover the lucrative merit scholarships offered directly from your favorite school.

* Helpful Forms and Worksheets: Use these helpful sheets that you can print right away to help you search for scholarships and brainstorm essay ideas.

* Bonus Audio Tracks: Listen to critical advice from Ben Kaplan about winning school-specific scholarships and earning free tuition testing credits.

About the Author:

BEN KAPLAN won more than two dozen unrestricted college scholarships worth nearly $90,000—enough to graduate from Harvard with virtually the entire cost covered by his scholarship winnings. Known internationally as America’s Scholarship Coach, Ben has served as a paying-for-college expert for leading universities, Fortune 500 financial institutions, and thousands of students and families.

In addition to writing articles for The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and Time, Ben has been featured on more than 1,000 TV and radio shows including appearances on Oprah, NBC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, NPR, and the BBC. He is the author of more than a dozen best-selling books and multimedia resources, including:

Honey, I Shrunk the Tuition!
Essay Boot Camp
The Scholarship Scouting Report
How to Go to College Almost for Free
Scholarships for Women That Totally Rock!
Adult & Non-Traditional Student Scholarships That Totally Rock!
Law School Scholarships That Totally Rock!
Medical & Healthcare Scholarships That Totally Rock!
Business & Accounting Scholarships That Totally Rock!
Nursing Scholarships That Totally Rock!
Engineering Scholarships That Totally Rock!
Performing and Fine Arts Scholarships That Totally Rock!
Teaching & Education Scholarships That Totally Rock!

Ben has also served as the resident scholarship adviser at some of the Internet’s most popular scholarship search websites, and is the founder of ScholarshipCoach.com, the leading online scholarship advice portal. His acclaimed live presentations and workshops bring essential paying-for-college information to students, parents, and guidance counselors across America.

Prior to college, Ben attended South Eugene High School, a public school in Eugene, Oregon. Among other awards, Ben was selected the "Top Student Leader in America" by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. He currently resides in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit ScholarshipCoach.com.

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