Book Description: What is the best way to pay for a college or university education without depleting retirement funds? This question is often posed by clients to the authors Leung and Shiao, who are tax attorneys. Education Judo provides the answer, after extensive research based on statistics from the Common Data Set and National Center for Education Statistics. This book profiles 68 “generous” schools, balanced against the school’s ranking and reputation. Based on statistics, the top-ranked private national universities and liberal arts schools are the most “generous” in terms of grants (not loans). However, there is a simple but often overlooked fact: you must “get in” before you could receive financial aid. Since the top-ranked private schools are hardest to “get in,” the authors further analyze “weaknesses” of the each school, based on the very same statistics. Just like judo, students can then use their strengths to “attack” such “weaknesses” for higher admission rates, which could result in increased financial aid. Written from the perspective of primarily Asian students and parents from California, the concepts and statistical conclusions here can be adopted by students of other ethnicities in other part of the U.S. and around the world. After analyzing factors such as gender, ethnicity, and particular majors, and amount of grants received, Education Judo then offers “cutting-edge” admission techniques that increase students’ admissions chances. With the most updated admission statistics (college Class of 2016), we believe there is no other book on the market that provides this type of “consumer digest” in terms of admissions and financial aid. This book will allow you to reach a seemingly insurmountable goal: a great education for your kids while saving lots of money!