By Zac Bissonnette

ISBN-10: 1591842980

ISBN-13: 9781591842989

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In maintaining with the hot frugality, this faculty consultant, written by means of a senior attending the collage of Massachusetts, bargains functional suggestion on the way to pay for school with out eliminating loans. Decidedly old-fashioned in method, Bissonnette advocates that scholars may still endure the brunt of purchasing their educations via operating whereas in university and through breaks. He additionally means that attending group university for 2 years ahead of shifting to a four-year collage or collage may cross far towards slicing bills. Systematically and amusingly debunking the choice standards utilized by U.S. information and global document and others to rank elite faculties, Bissonnette is a sturdy suggest of attending economical country faculties. He makes positive aspects approximately how debt from scholar loans frequently prevents fresh grads from beginning households or procuring houses. He additionally offers convincing study that elite graduate courses and selective employers settle for a lot of people who've attended nonelite faculties. even supposing the strictly dollars-and-cents method of better schooling would possibly not sit down good with a few mom and dad, this can be a well timed consultant to a choice that has very important monetary ramifications. --Joanne Wilkinson

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"If the nationwide organization for school Admissions Counseling had expected the dire outcomes of 1 of the neatest childrens in the USA encountering the ill-examined assumptions in their occupation, they could have chanced on a way to shop for him off, perhaps an entire trip scholarship to Harvard. Too past due. Bissonnette is 21 now, a senior on the college of Massachusetts. He has written the easiest and so much troubling ebook ever in regards to the university admissions process."
-Jay Mathews, The Washington Post

"Let Zac Bissonnette assist you plan for college-where to move, what to review, and the way to pay for it-and you'll end wealthy"
-David Bach number one New York Times bestselling writer of The computerized Millionaire and Start overdue, end Rich

"In the recent economic climate, your collage selection is important. Zac Bissonnette's Debt- loose U is the only e-book you want to make this life-changing decision-- completely researched, shrewdpermanent, and humorous. Grade: A+."
-Ali Rogers, CBS Moneywatch. writer, Diary of a true property Rookie

"With Bissonnette, college-bound scholars and their mom and dad eventually have an impartial resource to aid make an informed choice approximately identifying and affording collage. let alone, his recommendation will help pocket tens if now not millions of bucks. have the desire to make a sensible funding during this economic system? purchase Debt-Free U."
-Farnoosh Torabi, monetary specialist and writer of Psych your self Rich

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Somewhere in the middle of all that I started my college career at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where I was accepted into the honors college. It was during the process of applying to college and figuring out how to pay for it, which involved months of research and study, that I realized a lot of the conventional wisdom about college is just plain wrong. My high school guidance counselor had urged me to apply to more “elite” (read: expensive) schools because of my GPA and SAT scores, but I realized that the benefits of attending a $40,000-per-year private college are greatly overstated, especially in comparison to the costs.

Researchers are catching on to just how poor the performance of so many guidance counselors is. According to a report prepared by Public Agenda for the William and Melinda Gates Foundation, 62 percent of high school students felt that their college counselors did a “fair” or “poor” job of educating them about different career possibilities. And 67 percent felt that their guidance counselors did only a “fair” or “poor” job helping them select a school. Admissions Officers Admissions officers are salespeople.

That’s why, even if you know money isn’t everything, you and your college-bound child should read this book. Preparing a solid financial foundation for your future as well as hers will make your lives richer, and afford you the time and freedom to focus on what is truly important in life. ” I don’t know about that, but the latest research is unambiguous on this point: people who are reasonably financially secure are happier than people who aren’t. ”8 Who has time to be happy when juggling credit card and rent bills, fielding calls from Sallie Mae, and staying just one car breakdown or illness away from bankruptcy?

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