7 Books Every College Bound Student And Parent Should Read

A Listmania! list by Keith D. Maderer "Financial Adviser and Father of Five" (Orchard Park, NY United States)
The list author says: "If you are a student planning to go to college, or a parent wondering how to pay for it, the following list of books will save you thousands.

While every family situation is different, anyone can save money if they follow the tips and guidelines found in these pages. With proper planning, you can reduce costs, increase financial aid and save a bundle.

But if you fail to plan, your college will be happy to accept your cash, checks, student and parent loan proceeds to pay the bills. The choice is yours... You can pay them, let others do it for you or cut the costs down and pay less."
How to Get Your College Education For Less: Help Design Your Own Financial Aid Package
1.  How to Get Your College Education For Less: Help Design Your Own Financial Aid Package by Keith D. Maderer
The list author says:
  "This book provides a variety of different strategies to help you reduce college cost before you start and while you attend. Also provides a nice outline that will take you step by step through the collge selection, admission and financial aid process and into graduate school if desired."
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Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents
2.  Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching off My Parents by Zac Bissonnette
The list author says:
  "This book will show many ways to get a good education, pay less for it and pay for it as you go instead of with loans. It can be a great option for students that either can't depend on family finances or chose not to burden their family with the costs of their education."
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How to Go to College Almost for Free
3.  How to Go to College Almost for Free by Ben Kaplan
The list author says:
  "Will show you how to find, apply for and get scholarships. It offers a nice array of techniques that will help set your student on the right path for scholarship success."
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CLEP Official Study Guide 2011 (College Board CLEP: Official Study Guide)
4.  CLEP Official Study Guide 2011 (College Board CLEP: Official Study Guide) by The College Board
The list author says:
  "CLEP exams from the College Board can help any student save money and get ahead of the graduation curve. This guide will give you an overview of all the classes available and the study guide to go along with them."
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The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2011: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes (Ultimate Scholarship Book: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships,)
5.  The Ultimate Scholarship Book 2011: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships, Grants and Prizes (Ultimate Scholarship Book: Billions of Dollars in Scholarships,) by Gen Tanabe
The list author says:
  "This book is a great supplement to online sources for scholarships. It categorizes the offerings and helps make the point that there are thousands of dollars avaialble, mostly in smaller amounts. It is not just for graduating high school students, it provides information on scholarships for college students and graduate students as well."
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How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less
6.  How to Become a Straight-A Student: The Unconventional Strategies Real College Students Use to Score High While Studying Less by Cal Newport
The list author says:
  "Provides great ideas that will help any high school or college student to get better grades. It outlines the best study skills and shows students how to study smarter, not harder."
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The Five-Year Party: How Colleges Have Given Up on Educating Your Child and What You Can Do About It
7.  The Five-Year Party: How Colleges Have Given Up on Educating Your Child and What You Can Do About It by Craig Brandon
The list author says:
  "This is a serious look at what some colleges, students and parents will find in college. It is also a great starting point for parents to help their children avoid these mistakes and get the most out of their college education and the social experience that can be a great part of the process."
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