College is a great opportunity to learn more about the world, become a better person, and make more money in the future.
There are billions of dollars in financial aid available for students who can't afford college.
Financial aid includes merit-based and need-based scholarships, loans, grants, and federal work-study.
Getting ready for college takes some work. There are tests to take, applications to send, and lots of choices to make.
You may have to get creative when saving up for college.
Learn all this and more in Planning for Your Education.
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Table of Contents
Why Should I Go to College? 8
You'll Make More Money 10
You'll Have More Options 12
You'll Find Out Your Potential 14
You'll Be Your Best 16
Pick the Right College for You 18
Find Out More About the Colleges That Interest You 20
Check the Cost 22
What Do I Do to Get Ready? 24
Take the Tests 26
Apply for Admission 28
Application Tips 30
How Do I Pay for My Education? 32
Help from Your Family 34
Financial Aid 36
How Much Financial Aid Can I Receive? 38
What Will Financial Aid Pay For? 40
Money You Earn 50
Other Tips for Cutting College Costs 52
Are You Ready for the Future 54
Here's What You Need to Remember 57
Words You Need to Know 58
Further Reading 60
Find Out More on the Internet 61
Photo Credits 63
About the Author and Consultant 64