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For students and parents
Arizona Republic
November 2, 2003

College-bound students and their parents who are looking for help navigating the confusing world of college scholarships and financial aid can consult the latest National Academic Source Guide to scout for money.

For $2 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope, you can get the 2004-05 updated guide that explains:

 The financial aid process.

 Gives tips on how to increase the chances of receiving scholarship money.

 Lists key resources and Web sites for additional funding information.

 Identifies relevant scholarship sources.

The first piece of advice? Start the process as early as possible. According to the U.S. Department of Education, students and families who take the time to learn some basic rules of the financial aid process are more successful at obtaining scholarships and financial aid.

Send the self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope and $2 to NAFA, 188 Summer St., Department F03, Portsmouth, NH 03801 or call 1-(603)-433-6742.