With Christmas just around the corner, if you are serious about getting the most out of your financial aid package, here are a few books you may want to add to your Christmas list.
Reminder: You can fill out your FAFSA as of January 1, 2010!
Getting Financial Aid 2010 by The College Board
This book is designed for both parents and students how may need a little help understanding the financial aid process. The text talks you through the all important FAFSA form and the CSS Profile. As well as providing information for over 3,000 colleges regarding their financial aid process. This book sells for around $15.00 and was created by the College Board, which you have more than likely heard of!
101 Tips for Maximizing College Financial Aid- Definitive Guide to Completing 2009-2010 FAFSA by Alice Orzechowski, CPA CMA EA.
While this book is not yet available, it talks for in detail through the financial aid formula. If you want to know exactly how you get the money you get this book if for you. Written by a Certified Public Account, the author of this text has over 30 years of tax planning experience.
The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2010- Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes by Gen and Kelly Tanabe.
If you like free money this is a must read. For around $18, you will receive advice on applying for scholarships from start to finish. This book also provides information on scholarships for everyone. Regardless of your talents, skills, or interests, there is something out there for you.