The simple and straightforward guide to finding money for college Free USD For College For Dummies walks prospective college students through the process of finding scholarships, grants, and other "free money" to use toward college expenses. It covers well-known scholarships and little-known, underutilized resources alike and presents a timeline that students and parents should follow when applying for scholarships and grants. It offers an enlightening look at the scholarship selection process by profiling typical scholarship judges, analyzing what judges look for in an applicant, and presenting strategies for making the judges take notice. Readers will learn how any student can find money for college even without high grades or athletic talents. Tips for writing application essays and getting through the interview process, sample essays and letters, and a directory of financial resources make this the only book future college students and their parents should have on their summer reading list. David Rosen and Caryn Mladen (both of Toronto, Canada) are the authors of University Planning for Canadians For Dummies.
Rosen is a management consultant, writer, and teacher working in Toronto, Silicon Valley, and London. Mladen is a consultant, writer, and educator and previously was a lawyer specializing in technology and intellectual property law. Both authors have a long history of teaching at the college level.