Economic turmoil has prompted college-bound individuals to be more selective than ever about where they invest their time and money to earn degrees. Best College for You simplifies this overwhelming selection process and connects readers to colleges that align with their interests and financial abilities. Readers learn how and when to begin their college search, how to find their best fit, how to predict where they'll be accepted and succeed, how to enhance their financial aid package, and mistakes to avoid along the way. A CD-ROM packaged with the book contains eye-opening worksheets, checklists, timelines, and examples to print out and use during the college selection process. Students, parents, and adults returning to school will discover little-known financial aid opportunities and will become better equipped to make smart decisions about their future using the advice, timelines, and strategies featured throughout this guide.