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A Study Busts Myths About Paying For College


College preparation site now supplies a free resource for students looking for ways to pay for a liberal arts college education without breaking the bank.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012 has compiled financial advice for college students, including tips for paying for college. With tuition prices on the rise and family incomes under stress, college students are struggling with new financial challenges. It's becoming more and more important for students to evaluate all financial options before committing to a particular college.

“Our goal is to educate college students about their financial options,” says David Donohue, founder of “If students understand the financial burdens associated with high student loan debt loads, they will be more likely to choose financial options that will benefit them most in the long run.”

Donohue is a believer in education, and as such, is determined to provide detailed information about college opportunities, financial aid options and ways to increase a student's eligibility for student aid. “Many students don't realize that few students actually pay the advertised sticker price of college tuition. They get scared away from the top schools because the prices look too high. In reality, these high priced schools often supply generous financial aid packages.”

Donohue states that students need to learn how to present themselves in an appealing way to colleges, thus enhancing their chances at getting that financial aid. That's why the site now offers a free downloadable guide to paying for college, which is available at The guide talks about preparing for college entrance exams, reducing the family's expected financial contribution (EFC) and becoming an appealing candidate for a top liberal arts college. These skills will help students get into and find ways to pay for the college of choice.

The site offers in depth information about such topics as the differences between types of student loans and how to apply for a grant or scholarship. It explains how colleges determine how much student aid to offer (and to whom they are willing to offer aid.) It also helps students understand how to calculate the real (or net) cost of college so they can effectively plan for their education.


The new website,, provides more than statistics and private college listings. The site offers current information and valuable links to resources that will help students not only choose the best colleges to meet their goals, but also to prepare for the college application process. This improves their chances of being accepted into the college of their choice. Students can learn more by visiting

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