Category: Paying for College

Merit Scholarships Make College More Affordable

Merit scholarships make college more affordable, especially for those families who will not qualify for need-based aid. If you don’t know yet if you qualify for need-based financial aid, read Will We Qualify for Need-Based Financial Aid?  If you are familiar

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Will We Qualify for Need-Based Financial Aid?

Will we qualify for need-based financial aid for college? – A question on the minds of most parents with college-bound high school students. The answer is going to depend on many things, with the biggest being parental income and number

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Free Tuition Colleges and Work Colleges

Have you heard of free tuition colleges and work colleges? Both are potential ways to save money on funding your kid’s college education. Some work colleges do offer free tuition, but not all. First, let’s address the term “free tuition”.

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Who Gets Full Ride Scholarships?

Who gets full ride scholarships? Most parents want to know this as wouldn’t we all love not to have to pay for college? In answering this question, the key word is “Top“. Before we go any further in exploring this

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Community Colleges and Guaranteed Transfer Programs

Community colleges and guaranteed transfer programs could be your student’s best deal on an affordable college education. Community colleges aren’t a good fit for every student, but can provide a very affordable first step to a 4-year degree. In addition,

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Public Colleges Can Offer Great Deals

Public colleges can offer great deals compared to private colleges. When you are a college search family “caught in the middle” who won’t qualify for need-based aid, but don’t have enough to pay full price at an expensive school for

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How Do You Find Merit Scholarships?

How do you find merit scholarships? It depends on what type of merit scholarship you are looking for! In my prior post, Merit Scholarships – Types and Sources, I broke down 3 sources for merit scholarships – Private Sources, States,

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Merit Scholarships – Types and Sources

Merit scholarships can be one of the best ways to make college affordable, especially if your family will not qualify for need-based aid. It is important to know the different types and sources of merit scholarships available. Just to be

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Reduce the Cost of College: Get College Credit Before College

One of the best ways to reduce the cost of college is to get college credit before college. This can be done while your student is still in high school or during summers. This past weekend, my middle daughter, who

Full Tuition Merit Scholarship – A Success Story

I’d like to share a full tuition merit scholarship success story today. A mother recently emailed me to let me know about her daughter winning a great full tuition scholarship for Fall of 2018. I was thrilled to hear her

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