How to Go to College on a Shoe String

Author: Ann Marie O'Phelan
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1620231182
Format: PDF
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According to the most recent report done by The College Board Annual Survey of Colleges, the average rate of tuition at four-year public universities is $19,548, and even more shocking, the average four-year tuition rate for private colleges is $43,921. Tuition costs, of course, are just the beginning. However, there is good news: There is more financial aid available than ever before, and despite all of these college cost increases, a college education remains an affordable choice for most families. Armed with the information detailed in this comprehensive and updated edition of How to Go to College on a Shoe String, you will be privy to the more than 2,200 programs that offer scholarships, internships, or loans to more than 1.7 million students each year. In addition to scholarships and grants, you will learn hundreds of innovative ways to slash your college cost, such as calculating and reducing your college budget, buying your text books and supplies cheaply, earning college credit on an accelerated basis, combining higher education and course-related employment, performing national and community service, and making use of tuition prepayment plans, federal funds, state aid, and private sector aid. If you want to learn hundreds of innovative ways to save thousands on your college costs, then this book is for you.

Financial Aid for Students

Author: Laura L. Monagle
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437989071
Format: PDF, ePub
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This report includes a list of books and Internet sources that may help locate student financial aid information for prospective, current, or graduating college and university students. This list includes both general and comprehensive works, as well as ones targeted toward specific types of aid and circumstances (e.g., non-need-based scholarships; female and minority students; students studying abroad; or veterans, military personnel, and their dependents). When possible, the summer release dates for 2012 publications are included as a tool for those doing early planning. Many of the websites listed enable a student to conduct and save general and individualized scholarship, grant, and loan searches on a variety of issues, including intended area of study. Some of these listed resources also contain information on repaying, forgiving, decreasing, or discharging incurred educational financial debt through a variety of options, such as employment in certain professions or localities. This is a print on demand report.

The Complete Guide to Writing Effective College Applications Essays for Admission and Scholarships

Author: Kathy Lynn Hahn
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1601382219
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Book & CD-ROM. Applying to college can be one of the most stressful times in a student's life. Not only are you faced with the task of finding the perfect school for you, but you also have to find scholarships to be able to go to the school you want. These two intertwining obstacles require a lengthy application and a seemingly perfect essay. The essay topic is crucial to demonstrate your values. creativity, and depth of knowledge, and the writing is important because it reflects your power of persuasion, organisational skills and style. This book will teach you how to write effective applications and essays for college admissions and scholarships, helping shoulder some of the weight of applying. This guide provides you with all the tools you need to complete your application and write a winning essay. You will learn how to choose a topic, keep your focus narrow and personal, edit and revise, tweak essays to use them on various applications, choose your tone and structure, avoid the common pitfalls, and how to overcome writer's block. The guide has sample essays and essay questions, and even examples of the essays specific colleges use. You will find those samples on the companion CD-ROM, along with brainstorming exercises and sample applications. Admissions officers have chimed in with their expertise to provide insider information on how to compose impressive applications and essays for admission and scholarships.

The Complete Guide to Personal Finance

Author: Tamsen Butler
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
ISBN: 1620230704
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this completely revised edition, young people learn how to get and manage credit, how to make and stick to a budget, how to pay for college, how to determine needs versus wants, how to pay for a car, how to open a bank account, how to balance a checkbook, how to manage finances online, and how to avoid financial mistakes. You will also learn about investments, taxes, checks, debit cards, credit cards, and budget tips. This book is filled with helpful suggestions from financial counselors, and you will discover ways to jumpstart your financial future and use money responsibly.

Forever and a Day

Author: Tommy Tran
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450251269
Format: PDF, Docs
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When Lee first sees her, he is a straight-A middle school student without many friends. After he falls in the school cafeteria and his lunch splatters everywhere, he hears nothing but laughter. As he lies on the cold floor—embarrassed beyond belief and wishing he was anywhere but there—he suddenly feels a hand on his shoulder. Lee slowly looks up into the beautiful emerald green eyes of Autumn, not realizing that she is the girl who will eventually change his life forever. Two years later, Lee has become best friends with Ryan, the superstar athlete of his school. As the two friends become better athletes and better people, Lee’s social skills flourish—along with his friendship with Autumn. But when Autumn and Lee begin their freshman year in high school, everything changes the day they share their first kiss and make a pact to stay best friends forever. As quickly as Lee and Autumn begin falling in love, they are torn apart by challenges that neither could have ever foreseen. In Forever and a Day, a young man takes a remarkable journey through friendship, family, and unconditional love—and learns that everything happens for a reason.

The Scholarship Scouting Report

Author: Ben Kaplan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060936541
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first in-depth guide to the nation's best, most accessible scholarship opportunities! A true insider in the world of tuition financing, Ben Kaplan has helped tens of thousands of students attend colleges and universities they never thought they'd be able to afford. Now he takes his expertise one step further in this behind-the-scenes tour of America's top scholarship programs. Based on hundreds of exhaustive interviews with scholarship judges, administrators, and past winners, this easy-to-use scouting report highlights the essential scholarships you must know about and helps you better address each scholarship's "hidden" judging criteria in your application. If you think the college of your dreams is out of your financial reach-or that your scholarship search has to be an overwhelming and frustrating process-think again: Ben Kaplan wrote the guide that will help you focus your search, position your scholarship candidacy, and ultimately afford the college of your choice. Special Note: As a valued reader of this book, you also receive access to the Coach's Locker Room at Ben Kaplan's ScholarshipCoach.com website. The Coach's Locker Room provides a wealth of bonus material, updates to information contained in The Scholarship Scouting Report, question and answer postings, and other helpful resources.

The Botanical Gardens of Southern Florida Through Time

Author: Ann Marie O'Phelan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781635000412
Format: PDF, Docs
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While gardens have been around since the beginning of time, botanical gardens--gardens designed for studies and education--first began in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the physic, or medicinal, gardens of Italy. It wasn't until 1859 that the first botanical garden, the Missouri Botanic Garden, was established in the United States. There are approximately 1,775 botanic gardens and arboreta in 148 countries around the world. Hundreds can be found in the United States, while in Florida, there are nearly fifty of significance. Botanical gardens that often began with just a few seeds and cuttings grow into places of scientific significance where studies can be documented. These gardens are crucial for conservation efforts, and they also provide enjoyment to visitors who come to see their splendor. In this book, a few of the notable botanic gardens located in the State of Florida will be explored to see how they began, how they have evolved, and what they may look like in the future. The integral role they play in helping educate the public and how they work to preserve the environment will be examined in order to bring public awareness to the importance of these magnificent botanic gardens.

Outliers

Author: Malcolm Gladwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141036257
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A brilliant new book from the bestselling author of The Tipping Point and Blink Why are people successful? For centuries, humankind has grappled with this question, searching for the secret to accomplishing great things. In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an invigorating intellectual journey to show us what makes an extreme overachiever. He reveals that we pay far too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where successful people are from: their culture, their family, and their generation. Gladwell examines how the careers of Bill Gates and the performance of world-class football players are alike; what top fighter pilots and The Beatles have in common; why so many top lawyers are Jewish; why Asians are good at maths; and why it is correct to say that the mathematician who solved Fermat's Theorem is not a genius. Just as he did in Blink, Gladwell overturns many of our conventional notions and creates an entirely new model for seeing the world. Brilliant and entertaining, this is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.

The Google Story

Author: David A. Vise
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1760553123
Format: PDF, Docs
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Inside the hottest business, media and technology success of our time "If you want to know how the Google boys became wealthy and powerful beyond dreams, then David Vise's assiduously researched The Google Story is for you." Sunday Telegraph The Google Story is the definitive account of one of the most remarkable organisations of our time. Every day over sixty-four million people use Google in more than one hundred languages, running billions of searches for information on everything and anything. Through the creative use of cutting-edge technology and a series of groundbreaking business ideas, Google's thirty-five year old founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, have in ten years taken Google from being just another internet start-up to a company with a market value of over US$80 billion. Based on scrupulous research and extraordinary access to the inner workings of Google, this book takes you inside the creation and growth of a company that has become so familiar its name is used as a verb around the world. But even as it rides high, Google wrestles with difficult challenges in a business that changes at lightning speed. In this new and updated edition to celebrate Google's 10th birthday, David A. Vise has written a new preface and new final chapter which look at further developments since 2005 and how Google will continue to expand and innovate while trying to follow its founders' mantra: DO NO EVIL MORE PRAISE FOR THE GOOGLE STORY "If Google were to take on critical faculties as well as its other attributes Vise's book would probably come out on top." The Times "[The authors] do a fine job of recounting Google's rapid rise and explaining its search business." New York Times "An intriguing insider view of the Google culture." Harvard Business Review "Fascinating ... meticulous ... never bogs down ... Even if you think you've heard about Google ad nauseam, you will find new items about this important company." Houston Chronicle "If you haven't read anything about one of today's most influential companies, you should. If you don't read The Google Story, you're missing a few extra treats." USA Today