SOURCE: Edvisors

January 11, 2008 11:24 ET

Top 11 Scholarship Search Secrets Revealed in New Book

Student Loan Network Offers eBook as One of Many Free Resources

QUINCY, MA--(Marketwire - January 11, 2008) - College tuition continues to increase at record-breaking paces, according to recent data from the College Board. Today's high school freshmen can expect to pay nearly $10,000 more per year by the time they reach college.* With tuition skyrocketing and federal financial aid not keeping up, more and more students need to find private sector scholarships. The Student Loan Network is pleased to publish the fourth edition of "Scholarship Search Secrets," a free electronic book (eBook) about how to use search engines like Google and other technologies to find free money for college.

The 35-page eBook details 11 secrets of finding scholarships, from effective uses of Google's services, to managing your relationship with a financial aid office, to tips on how to use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for maximum financial aid in an easy-to-read workbook format.

Praise for the new eBook has been strong: Terry Klein, assistant director of financial aid at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, said, "The specific and practical instructions and use of current technology are perfect. I also love that it's very proactive and that it lets students know they can take responsibility for funding their education instead of relying on others." Dover High School senior Richard Mondello said, "A must-have document for any student -- high school or college. There are some fairly technical tools that can unlock the scholarship process. If you don't know how to use them, you're missing out. This eBook clearly explains them."

"As we come upon our ten year anniversary, we proudly reflect on the many resources we provide to our students, like this free eBook," said Joe Cronin, president of the Student Loan Network. "It's our way of educating students on the best way to tackle the rising cost of an all-important college education."

"Scholarship Search Secrets" is available for free from the Student Loan Network. To get your free copy of "Scholarship Search Secrets," visit today.

"Scholarship Search Secrets" is a publication of the Student Loan Network. The Student Loan Network is one of the nation's fastest growing providers of student loans and related information. Since 1998 we have connected 25 million students and parents with over $1 billion in scholarships, grants and federal, private and consolidation loan funding. To help make the confusing and stressful financial aid process easier, the Student Loan Network also delivers helpful information, including the award-winning Financial Aid Podcast, a multitude of financial aid-related blogs and the monthly Financial Aid Newsletter. Learn more about the Student Loan Network at

* Based on college cost projections at 7% annual compounding, $23,712 current average private 4 year institution tuition.

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