Category: Paying for College

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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College Search: When Do GPA & Test Scores Matter Most?

In the college search process, when do GPA and test scores matter most? I believe there are two places where GPA and ACT or SAT scores matter most – determining the student’s college list and qualifying for merit scholarships. Overall

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Common Myths about Private Scholarships: Tips from a Scholarship Expert

After hunting for the best merit scholarships possible directly from the colleges, you and your child may find leftover expenses that are not covered. Whether your child needs extra money to cover tuition, books, or other expenses, the next step

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Can You Ask A College For More Scholarship Money?

Can you ask a college for more scholarship money? Most often, the answer is “Yes, it never hurts to ask.” When it comes to asking for more scholarship money, there seem to be three different types of colleges: Colleges that

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Why Choose A College You Can’t Afford?

There are many ways to avoid choosing a college you can’t afford, but it does take some work. First, let’s take a look at why some families do choose a college they can’t afford. Why (Would You) Choose a College

How to Find Merit Scholarships

This post is no longer available, but I have many others on the topic of merit scholarships! Please check out the following posts instead: Merit Scholarships – Types and Sources How Do You Find Merit Scholarships Who Gets Full Ride

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Using Net Price Calculators In Your Kid’s College Search

Using net price calculators in your kid’s college search is essential to finding great deals. I originally posted most of the information below back in 2012. It is still as timely and important as it was then. One of the

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“Need to Know” FAFSA Information

I’d like to share an opportunity from my friends at CollegeMoneySearch.com.  They are holding a two-part FAFSA webinar to educate parents on everything they need to know about FAFSA.  Full details are below: Critical Information You Need To File Your

The Updated Full Tuition/Full Ride Merit Scholarship List

This post was first published in September 2017. If you are reading this in 2018, the latest version of the list, version 5.3, was published on 4-29-18. The next full update to version 6.0 will be published in Summer of

Upside Down College Search – Finding Your Deals

Finding your deals is the point in the Upside Down College Search process where you determine colleges that are likely to meet the criteria you have defined and will be a good deal for your family.  Over the past several weeks,

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