Think the college your child wants to attend is out of your reach? Think again! Here's the help you need to figure out how to afford college, not just pay for it! "Davis's book provides solid financial planning advice with insider tips on lowering college costs. The book tackles both long term college planning (serving as an excellent investment guide) and short term tasks...it's the best in its class because it supports parents' planning for college whether their student is a senior or preschooler...The chapters 'Increasing Your Eligibility for Aid' and 'The Financial Side of Choosing a College' offer insights and suggestions not covered elsewhere."
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About the Author
Kristin Davis is a senior associate editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine covering banking, credit, insurance, taxes, college financing, and household money management. Named three times to The Journal of Financial Reporting's annual listing of America's best financial journalists under the age of 30, she has appeared on Donahue, CNN, CNBC and numerous radio programs. Ms. Davis lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.