- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 14, 2002

Books

• "The Truth About Money," by Ric Edelman, HarperResource, 2000. Mr. Edelman, a financial planner in McLean, offers practical advice about a variety of money matters, including coping with college costs.

• "Paying for College Without Going Broke," by Kalman A. Chany with Geoff Martz, Princeton Review Publishing, 2001. This guide to applying and qualifying for financial aid dispels many myths about who can get financial aid and also offers savings advice.

• "Cost-Effective College: Creative Ways to Pay for College and Stay Out of Debt," by Gordon Wadsworth, Moody Press, 2000. This book offers strategies on how to pay for college now and in the future.

• "The Best Way to Save for College: A Complete Guide to 529 Plans," by Joseph F. Hurley, CPA, BonaCom Publications, 2002. Mr. Hurley, a New York-based financial planner, compares the benefits of Section 529 plans in this book.

• "How to Go to College Almost for Free," by Benjamin R. Kaplan, HarperCollins, 2001. Mr. Kaplan won $90,000 in scholarship money and used it to pay for Harvard. He explains how he found the money and how readers can, too.

Associations

• College Board, 45 Columbus Ave., New York, NY 10022. Phone: 212/713-8000. Online: www.collegeboard.com. The College Board, a nonprofit association, prepares and guides students and administers entrance exams. On the College Board Web site, students can register for the SAT and SAT prep courses; get information about college planning and applying for financial aid and loans; and calculate savings needs.

Online

• At Savingforcollege.com (www.savingforcollege.com), the site run by 529 plan specialist Joseph F. Hurley, visitors can compare 529 plans and state prepaid tuition programs.

• Collegesavings.org (www.collegesavings.org), a site sponsored by the College Savings Plan Network and the National Association of State Treasurers, contains information on various ways to save for college, including 529 plans.

• Financial Aid options are discussed at www.FinAid.org, a site founded by financial planner Mark Kantrowitz. The site features a plethora of financial aid options, scholarships and applications.

• Fastweb Inc. (www.fastweb.com) is a clearinghouse where students can get free information on 600,000 scholarship opportunities.

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