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“The College Solution provides a roadmap for students and parents trying to figure out the complex path to college. At every step along the process, Lynn O’Shaughnessy provides the necessary information families need to know about admissions and financial aid in an easy-to-digest format. Students and parents are inundated with information about college these days and this is a great book to help you figure out what really matters.”
—Jeffrey J. Selingo, vice president and editorial director, The Chronicle of Higher Education
“Chock-full of information about college entrance and affordability, O’Shaughnessy’s second edition of The College Solution is sure to raise your admission and financial aid ‘IQ.’”
—Seth Allen, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Pomona College
“The College Solution is an easy-to-read conversational guide to paying for college. Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a champion for consumers and will help you pick the college that is the best fit for you and your wallet.”
—Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.com and the author of The Secrets to Winning a Scholarship
“Even though I’ve been labeled a ‘college admissions expert,’ this is a book that I wish I had read when my son was still in high school. Jam-packed with information about testing, college essays, interviews, financial aid, and much, much more, this highly readable guide will help parents and their children through an often confusing process.”
—Robert Schaeffer, a founder of The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest)
Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized higher-ed author, journalist, and speaker. She writes frequently about college issues for CBS MoneyWatch and for her own popular college blog at TheCollegeSolution.com.
Lynn has written or been interviewed about college for such media outlets as Money Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fox Business News, Huffington Post, Parade Magazine, CBS This Morning, USA Today, and US News & World Report. She is the consulting director of college planning, K-12, at the University of California, San Diego Extension. She also is a frequent speaker on how families can find and afford great schools. Lynn’s daughter is a recent college graduate and her son is a college sophomore. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.
A very interesting read. Anyone with a college bound child will find enlightening and interesting tips.Published 3 days ago by Jersey Girl
This is a fabulous book. Easy to read, understand and accurate. I find that on recent college tours, admissions directors are saying exactly what I was prepped to hear... Read morePublished 4 months ago by kim kardos-bensing
This book is a reasonable resource for parents searching for basic knowledge about college types and financial aid. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very worthwhile read. I recommend you buy it before the student's junior year in high school. The author provides practical information in a forthright style. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dennis Bradley Price
As a financial advisor, this is a go-to resource for me in advising families on the complexities of college planning and financial aid. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael Howell
Easy to read, excellent compilation for families with high schoolers. Especially helpful was the information on public universities that offer in-state tuition to out-of-state... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Adya
this book provided so much information that i was unaware about, it was absolutely jaw dropping. When you realize that getting your teen into a good college at an affordable cost... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Christine Smith
This easy-to-read book has 53 chapters and is 251 pages long, which means that every subtopic is covered in an average of five pages. Read morePublished 16 months ago by fifty50
Such wonderful information for parents who are searching for the right college fit for their teens. Great information about scholarships and which colleges might be trying to... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Catherine M. Miller