WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. News & World Report, publisher of the Best Colleges rankings, announced today the publication of a new book, "The U.S. News Guide to Paying for College." Available in print and multiple e-book editions, the book is designed to help parents and students understand financial aid options, college savings plans, net price calculators and Parent Plus loans.
U.S. News editors assembled a team of journalists, education experts and financial analysts to provide insight on a range of important topics, including the best ways to save for college, secure financial aid and minimize the cost of higher education.
"For nearly three decades U.S. News has provided expert advice and resources for families navigating the college process," said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News. "Paying for college is one of the most challenging and confusing parts of the process, so we've assembled our best advice to help students and parents plan for such an important financial investment."
"The Guide to Paying for College" addresses many common assumptions about financial aid. For instance, "5 Assumptions About College Aid" says that because of generous financial aid packages, sometimes the most expensive private school may end up being cheaper to attend than a state university. Other chapters, such as "12 College Financial Aid Terms Defined," clarify the differences between grants, scholarships and loans.
The U.S. News web site provides more information about the book, a free excerpt, and links to online stores that sell the print and e-book editions. The e-book edition (ISBN 9781629215471), which was produced and distributed by Vook, is available from Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, Apple's iBookstore, Vook's store, Kobo, Google Play, and Sony, and soon from other stores. The print edition (ISBN 9781629215686) is available from Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, and Ingram Book Group.
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