#1 Bestselling Book on Higher Education Financial Aid

Book: Winning the Money Game in College -- Any Major and Any GPA Can Finish College Debt-Free or Better!

Get the book that became the #1 Bestselling Book on Financial Aid! The book is written as a story to help people learn; the story teaches principles that nearly anyone can follow to help pay for college.

This is a book both students and parents will enjoy to learn about paying for college. The book is written as a story to teach the principles. At the end of each chapter there are action steps of what to do, and warnings of what to avoid. The book has been featured in Bloomberg Business, Business Weekly, San Francisco Book Review, Reviewer's Book Watch, and more!

This book is for people of all backgrounds and GPAs - written as a principle-based story. The story follows Justin, a college freshman, who learns days before school starts that his parents cannot afford to pay for school. He decides to take a finance class where he meets a cute girl but is faced with a harsh yet intriguing teacher that seems to revel in his students' misery. Follow Justin as he learns to pay for school without his parents' help, without student loans, and how you can do it too.

“My daughter just found over $411,000 in scholarships because of what you taught!”


Attendee at one of Steven's speaking events

“This book is entertaining while you learn what's needed. It was really nice to see it all in a kind of simulated situation besides just the abstract. I couldn't wait to finish it because I wanted to see how the main character was able to solve his financial problems. It's a story that's fun to read, but I was also learning while reading the story – and enjoying it.”

Tiffany Marvin-Carr


Some Concepts in the Book

  • Saving money

  • Getting deals


  • Scholarship sequencing

  • Scholarship essay writing

  • Citing sources automatically

  • Scholarship stacking

  • Buying Books

  • Jobs that act like scholarships

  • Tuition reimbursement

Some Concepts in the Book

  • Avoiding credit card debt

  • 401(k) plans

  • Money seeds

  • Getting dreams

  • Systematizing applications

  • Internship tips

  • Consequences of debt

  • Avoiding student loans

  • Short term loans

  • School financial counselors

Some Concepts in the Book

  • Service and giving back

  • Tax management

  • Automatic bill payment

  • Fixed & fluctuating expenses

  • Goal setting

  • Net worth

  • 529 Education Savings Plans

  • Money maximization

  • Importance of study groups

“This is the best ‘How-To’ book I have ever read about college. Very well done.”

John Paul Cutler


“I really like this book! I would give it an ‘A.’ It is very helpful and there are a lot of ideas that I have never heard about or considered before…. If you know someone going to college, I recommend you get this book.”

Christina LeBaron


“I was worried this would be an instructive book and that I would get bored while reading. This was not the case because the storyline implements all of the principles in an interesting and intriguing way. The way things are presented in the book help me to learn – both things to do and what to avoid. I really liked the concept of the Bubblegum-Diamond-Thief and money management. I recommend this book to my friends – I think it's excellent for people both in and outside of college.”

Ashley Rees


“This book takes the informative format and puts it into an interesting adventure through its storytelling. The narrative includes the educational content embedded within – and the author combines the two quite seamlessly. It’s almost as if a reader could learn the ideas in the book without realizing that they were having them taught to them, but instead through absorption of the story.”

Keaton Charles Butler

Student and Writer

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"I thought the book was EXCELLENT! And I can’t wait to read the other books by Steven Roberts. I liked the book so much that I have decided to use this book as part of the curriculum for my leadership academy that prepares high school juniors and seniors for college. Great job Steven"

Dr. Phyllis Wilson

Founder Pathway Leadership Academy, Non-Profit

“I couldn’t put it down. Little did I know what an amazing experience I was in for! I am just blown away by the power of that book! It was absolutely eye-opening to me - I'm so glad I got to read it!! It's not only a must-read for college students, but for EVERYONE!!!!!”

Christy Ray

TPR Story Telling, Blaine Ray Workshops