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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frank Palmasani  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1953 in Chicago, IL

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Frank Palmasani, founder of managingcollegecost. com, began learning about the financial aid process in 1976, his first year as a high school counselor. In 1981 he moved to the College level eventually becoming a Director of Admissions. After a twelve year stint he returned to the high school arena to a position which he continues to enjoy today, serving as a Guidance Counselor. In 1985, Palmasani began delivering seminars on the College Financial Aid and Planning Process. He estimates in those years, he has delivered seminars to over 100,000 people.

Biographical and Professional Information

As a College Admissions Director, Frank Palmasani began delivering seminars to parents at Chicago area high schools in 1985 about the College Financial Aid and Planning process. Since that year, he continually speaks at 40 to 50 high schools each year helping families manage their college costs without excessive debt.


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Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price
ISBN: 1402273797

Sourcebooks. 2013

In the midst of a $1 trillion student loan debt crisis, students and their families have had the same question on their minds:

Can I afford to pay for a college education?

Good news: the answer is yes. By shifting the way we think about the college search, every family can find the right college at the right price.

Right College, Right Price helps you discover the real cost of a college (after scholarships, work study, loans, etc.) before you even begin to apply―saving you hundreds of dollars in application fees and thousands of dollars in tuition.

This guide will walk you through simple, but powerful, steps of the Financial Fit program, which will allow you to:

  • Calculate exactly how much you can afford to spend on college.
  • Find great colleges you can afford.
  • Understand the ins and outs of the financial aid process.
  • Choose the right college and avoid excessive debt.

With Right College, Right Price, your student will not only have access to a college education, but also a life after college―without the burden of excessive student loan debt.