Right College Right Price

Author: Frank Palmasani
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 9781402273797
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Describes how the "Financial Fit" program can help families determine how much college will really cost beyond the sticker price and factor cost into the college search, and explains how to maximize financial aid benefits.

The College Solution

Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0132703327
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“The College Solution helps readers look beyond over-hyped admission rankings to discover schools that offer a quality education at affordable prices. Taking the guesswork out of saving and finding money for college, this is a practical and insightful must-have guide for every parent!” —Jaye J. Fenderson, Seventeen’s College Columnist and Author, Seventeen’s Guide to Getting into College “This book is a must read in an era of rising tuition and falling admission rates. O’Shaughnessy offers good advice with blessed clarity and brevity.” —Jay Mathews, Washington Post Education Writer and Columnist “I would recommend any parent of a college-bound student read The College Solution.” —Kal Chany, Author, The Princeton Review’s Paying for College Without Going Broke “The College Solution goes beyond other guidebooks in providing an abundance of information about how to afford college, in addition to how to approach the selection process by putting the student first.” —Martha “Marty” O’Connell, Executive Director, Colleges That Change Lives “Lynn O’Shaughnessy always focuses on what’s in the consumer’s best interest, telling families how to save money and avoid making costly mistakes.” —Mark Kantrowitz, Publisher, FinAid.org and Author, FastWeb College Gold “An antidote to the hype and hysteria about getting in and paying for college! O’Shaughnessy has produced an excellent overview that demystifies the college planning process for students and families.” —Barmak Nassirian, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers For millions of families, the college planning experience has become extremely stressful. And, unless your child is an elite student in the academic top 1%, most books on the subject won’t help you. Now, however, there’s a college guide for everyone. In The College Solution, top personal finance journalist Lynn O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use roadmap to finding the right college program (not just the most hyped) and dramatically reducing the cost of college, too. Forget the rankings! Discover what really matters: the quality and value of the programs your child wants and deserves. O’Shaughnessy uncovers “industry secrets” on how colleges actually parcel out financial aid—and how even “average” students can maximize their share. Learn how to send your kids to expensive private schools for virtually the cost of an in-state public college...and how promising students can pay significantly less than the “sticker price” even at the best state universities. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing a college...and no other book will save you as much money! • Secrets your school’s guidance counselor doesn’t know yet The surprising ways colleges have changed how they do business • Get every dime of financial aid that’s out there for you Be a “fly on the wall” inside the college financial aid office • U.S. News & World Report: clueless about your child Beyond one-size-fits-all rankings: finding the right program for your teenager • The best bargains in higher education Overlooked academic choices that just might be perfect for you

The Truth About Finding Great Academic Fits In Your College Search

Author: Lynn O'Shaughnessy
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132479981
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (9780132365703) by Lynn O’Shaughnessy. Available in print and digital formats. Why you’d better not rely on the college rankings! A cautionary tale…and a better way to find the right college for your child. On a hot summer day in 2007, Antioch College announced its own obituary. The 155-year-old college, which had been founded by abolitionists, had imploded: it was out of money, students, and time. Why dwell on Antioch’s problems? It can serve as a warning to any students or parents who are tempted to rely too heavily on rankings. Here’s why: Despite its severe problems, those ubiquitous college guides were still praising Antioch....

The Global Auction

Author: Phillip Brown
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199798902
Size: 41.78 MB
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For decades, the idea that more education will lead to greater individual and national prosperity has been a cornerstone of developed economies. Indeed, it is almost universally believed that college diplomas give Americans and Europeans a competitive advantage in the global knowledge wars. Challenging this conventional wisdom, The Global Auction forces us to reconsider our deeply held and mistaken views about how the global economy really works and how to thrive in it. Drawing on cutting-edge research based on a major international study, the authors show that the competition for good, middle-class jobs is now a worldwide competition--an auction for cut-priced brainpower--fueled by an explosion of higher education across the world. They highlight a fundamental power shift in favor of corporate bosses and emerging economies such as China and India, a change that is driving the new global high-skill, low-wage workforce. Fighting for a dwindling supply of good jobs will compel the middle classes to devote more time, money, and effort to set themselves apart in a bare-knuckle competition that will leave many disappointed. The authors urge a new conversation about the kind of society we want to live in and about the kind of global economy that can benefit workers, but without condemning millions in emerging economies to a life of poverty. The Global Auction is a radical rethinking of the ideas that stand at the heart of the American Dream. It offers a timely expos? of the realities of the global struggle for middle class jobs, a competition that threatens the livelihoods of millions of American and European workers and their families.

Imaging Education

Author: Gene I. Maeroff
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807737347
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This collection of essays by outstanding educators and policy makers looks closely at the influence of each facet of the media--from reporting in newspapers to findings in public opinion polls, to television sit-coms and documentaries, to feature films, to college rankings in popular magazines.

College Algebra

Author: James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111990166
Size: 33.10 MB
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Do your students attempt to memorize facts and mimic examples to make it through algebra? James Stewart, author of the worldwide, best-selling calculus texts, saw this scenario time and again in his classes. So, along with longtime coauthors Lothar Redlin and Saleem Watson, he wrote COLLEGE ALGEBRA specifically to help students learn to think mathematically and to develop genuine problem-solving skills. Comprehensive and evenly-paced, the text has helped hundreds of thousands of students. Incorporating technology, real-world applications, and additional useful pedagogy, the sixth edition promises to help more students than ever build conceptual understanding and a core of fundamental skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The World Almanac And Book Of Facts 2004

Author: Ken Park
Publisher: World Almanac Education
ISBN: 9780886879181
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Features information on nations, states, and cities, celebrities, sports, consumerism, the arts, health and nutrition, United States and world history, and numerous other subjects

Cq S State Fact Finder 1998

Author: Harold A. Hovey
Publisher: Cq Press
ISBN: 9781568023830
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Ranks states in the areas of agriculture, business, crime, education, environment, health, and population