From the Author
I believe in education. I also believe getting a quality education takes hard work and sacrifice - but not sacrifice at all costs. Helping people successfully navigate higher education has been a mission for me for nearly twenty years.
During the decade when my kids were attending college, I became a "go-to" person for their friends and friends' parents. Soon I was getting calls from cousins and neighbors and co-workers. Parents appreciated the chance to talk to someone unaffiliated with any college. Seniors appreciated a parent perspective from someone who wasn't their parent. When I returned to law school in 2002 more and more adult learners were asking my advice. My first book was written for them, "Back to School for Grownups".
"How to Save $50,000 on College" was created to share what I've learned with traditional-age students (16-24) and their families.
As I sat down to write each section of this book I asked myself, "What have I heard or seen or done to keep costs down in this area without sacrificing the quality of the experience?" Some stories came from my kids. Others from my students. A few from my own college experiences. My thought was to offer a variety of the best ideas I've witnessed, and hopefully include a few ideas, or thought-starters, for every reader. Think of me as that knowledgeable adult who has no agenda other than to see you succeed:)
About the Author
Laura H. Gilbert, Ph.D. is a higher education blogger, speaker, professor and consultant. She is the parent of four college-educated young adults and holds degrees in music, industrial relations, educational psychology and law. Her first book, "Back to School for Grownups: How to Not Get Run Over by the School Bus" was published in 2009. Laura lives with her family in Minnesota.