Debt-free U

Debt-free U

How I Paid for An Oustanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents

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This book can save you more than $100,000.

These days, most people assume you need to pay a boatload of money for a quality college education. As a result, students and their parents are willing to go into years of debt and potentially sabotage their entire financial futures just to get a fancy name on their diploma.

But Zac Bissonnette is walking proof that this assumption is not only false, but dangerous-a class con game designed to rip you off and doom your student to a post-graduation life of near poverty . From his unique double perspective-he's a personal finance expert (at Daily Finance) AND a current senior at the University of Massachusetts-Zac figured out how to get an outstanding education at a public college, without bankrupting his parents or taking on massive loans.

Armed with his personal knowledge, the latest data, and smart analysis, Zac takes on the sacred cows of the higher education establishment. He reveals why a lot of the conventional wisdom about choosing and financing college is not only wrong but hazardous to you and your child's financial future. You'll discover, for instance, that:

* Student loans are NOT a necessary evil. Ordinary middle class families can- and must -find ways to avoid them, even without scholarships.

* College "rankings" are useless-designed to sell magazines and generate hype. If you trust one of the major guides when picking a college, you face a potential financial disaster.

* The elite graduate programs accept lots of people with non-elite bachelors degrees. So do America's most selective employers. The name on a diploma ultimately won't help your child have a more successful career or earn more money.

Zac can prove every one of those bold assertions - and more. No matter what your current financial situation, he has a simple message for parents: "RELAX! Your kid will be able to get a champagne education on a beer budget!"
Publisher: New York : Portfolio, 2010
ISBN: 9781591842989
Branch Call Number: 378.38 BIS 2010 22
Characteristics: xii, 290 p


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etillery Apr 21, 2011

This book opened my eyes to a lot of lies guidance counselors, admissions staff, and schools told me before I went to college. This book presents an alternative to paying for college that doesn't involve debt, which is what my family's been doing: PAY AS YOU GO. This book teaches you how to make the most of a public school education, how to cut costs on your education, and how to make the most of your college experiences without destroying your life with loans. Trust me, it can be done. PICK UP THIS BOOK!

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