Unlike other college Web sites and books, helps families find, apply and pay for college by creating a custom timetable detailing every step a family must take in planning for their child's college education. The site shows families how to identify the best colleges for their child, learn how much colleges expect their family to pay and provides specific strategies to reduce this amount to qualify for more financial aid. Financial aid histories for almost 3,000 colleges are available to approximate a family's financial aid package and to provide a reference point for negotiating the final payment package. The site helps families complete complicated federal loan, grant and scholarship forms. Families can also use the site to find out how to use alternative funding sources to pay for college. For more information, visit

This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.

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