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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.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 130 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460969669
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460969663
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,321,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Cheryl Leitschuh on August 9, 2012
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Laura provides such practical information that anyone going to college can use immediately. She's been there and knows the ins and outs to navigate the financial decisions that are college related. Great book! I recommend everyone who is eithere going to college or financing a college student read this book.
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Wow. We'll never know how many college degrees were achieved, credit ratings preserved, mortgage downpayments pulled together, anxieties prevented, or marriages saved by this compact little item on avoiding huge student loan debt. But having put two kids through college (and one now in grad school), I can see that Gilbert has a handle on it. This book should be required reading for everyone heading off to college. Seriously, do not sign for a student loan without reading this first.

I'm a librarian. High school and public libraries, you will want to stock several.
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I am very grateful for this book. It provided a lot of practical tips for saving money on a college education that anyone can follow. My son is 2 years from starting college and we were nervous about how we were going to pay for his education.
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This book should absolutely be required reading for every college-bound student and his/her parents! We have a high school senior this year and three younger children at home. This book taught us so much about how our children can avoid the crippling debt that so many students come out of college with. I appreciated that the author presented a wide range of options and made it clear that not all of her suggestions would be right for everyone--but I think that anyone can find at least one piece of advice in the book that will save them a significant amount of money on their education. We're requiring our senior to read the book herself now. I know that the information and suggestions in this book are going to influence and benefit us - as well as all four of our children - for years to come.
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