With the internet so key for todayâ€™s information, nationally recognized author and speaker Gordon Wadsworth taps the internet with his financial guide for parents of college bound students. Economists predict the cost of attending state colleges will soar to $120,000 by 2015. Currently over $40 billion in student loan debt has forced many former students into financial bondage or even bankruptcy. The College Trap offers creative ways to pay for college and stay out of debt, and includes hundreds of internet links activated via an exclusive website. * Ways to maximize acceptance at the college of your choice * College loans that become grants * The key that opens the scholarship door * How distance education can work for you * Loan forgiveness at $10,000 per year * How to rate financial aid packages * Uncle Samâ€™s best-kept scholarship secret * Alternative funding programs * Safe internet links to scholarships and grants With four appendices containing easy-to-use budget forms, tax credit information, state grant addresses, and a complete list of Robert C. Byrd scholarship locations, studentâ€™s will have everything they need to avoid the college trap.