The soaring costs of college in an unstable economy are frightening to students and parents alike. Even good grades wonâ€™t guarantee adequate financial aid anymore. In Paying for College, Kaplan experts offer advice that refl ects the changing needs of todayâ€™s families. Many arenâ€™t able to secure loans or refinance their homes to cover costs: The need for moneysaving advice and strategies is greater than ever. Kaplanâ€™s tips help families calculate specific college costs, tap student aid resources, evaluate financial aid packages, uncover hidden deals, and meet outstanding expenses. The guide includes: Expert advice to help families with the fi nancial aid process and receive the best packageDetailed explanations of the terms and processes involved with applying for fi nancial aidA select list of colleges and universities, with updated contact information, so students and families can get the most accurate information directly from their schools of interestGeneral tips for saving money As public and private college costs continue to rise in tandem with economic uncertainty, Kaplan provides students and their families with the tools they need to manage their concerns.