Getting Through College Without Going Broke (Students Helping Students series)

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9781932204018: Getting Through College Without Going Broke (Students Helping Students series)

Written and edited by current college students and recent graduates from colleges and universities across the US, each book in this series of student guides focuses on a particular topic of interest to high school or college students and includes helpful advice and effective strategies for tackling that particular task. Encouraging and informative quotes and personal essays from students, as well as suggestions from teachers, professors, and advisers, accompany the content of the guide. As financing post-secondary education is a significant -- and increasingly difficult -- challenge for most students and their families, these financial pointers provide essential information on applying for financial aid, living within a budget, balancing work and school, and avoiding getting into unnecessary debt, such as credit card debt. Revealing personal essays and quotes from a diverse group of students enhance the informative nature of this guide, as does a section of suggestions from financial aid advisers.

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Theresa Fives attends Cornell University, majoring in linguistics with a concentration in cognitive studies.

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Reviewed with Allison Lombardo's Navigating Your Freshman Year.

Gr. 9-12. One of the best qualities of the excellent Students Helping Students series is the authors' sure sense of college students today. Like other books in the series, these offer practical, easy-to-absorb bits of advice that can immediately be put into practice. What's more, both books stretch way beyond predictable problems and solutions to offer a full array of possible challenges and useful strategies for solving them. Besides advice on applying for scholarships and financial aid, Fives offers tips on job searches, budgeting, and avoiding high credit card balances, always in relation to how students can pay for their education without being strangled by debt during and after the college years. Lombardo considers everything from developing university-employee contacts to roommate ground rules. Information is relayed in brief paragraphs, extended by interviews and direct advice from students who talk honestly about life on today's campuses. Other books in the series cover such crucial subjects as "Tackling Your First College Paper" and "Fishing for a Major." Roger Leslie
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