Finding the Money

The Complete Guide to Financial Aid for Students, Actors, Musicians and Artists

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About the Book

This is a one-stop resource for people who want to finance their education or career. Classic, indispensable advice for college students and their parents and also for actors, musicians and other artists! The whole process of applying for loans, scholarships, grants, fellowships, tuition waivers and other forms of financial aid is clearly laid out.
The book gives tips on finding sources of funds, filling out applications, writing entrance essays, receiving award disbursements, repaying loans and everything in between. Especially on how to stand out from the crowd.

About the Author(s)

Preethi Burkholder has published several magazine articles on winning grants, securing loans, and getting awards for education, career development and artistic pursuits, and general living expenses. She is a grants consultant and offers workshops on financial aid for students and artists. She lives in Loveland, Colorado.

Bibliographic Details

Preethi Burkholder
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 268
Bibliographic Info: glossary, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3692-7
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5296-5
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi

Preface      1

1. An Introduction to Financial Aid      5

2. Federal Student Aid Programs      11

3. Getting Money for College      21

4. The College Essay      35

5. The Art of Winning Scholarships      50

6. The Hunt for Loans      58

7. The World of Grants      79

8. Congratulations! You Have Been Awarded Financial Aid      120

9. The Alternate Aid Route      127

10. Around the Globe      136

11. Working Along the Way      141

12. The Acting Connection      143

13. Investing Strategies      156

14. Resume Writing      178

15. Cyber Aid      201

16. Listing of Grant Directories      213

17. Useful Websites Every Financial Aid Seeker Should Know      217

18. Financial Aid Myths      238

19. Marketing Tips      242

Glossary      249

Bibliography      257

Index      259