Tag: merit scholarships

Finding Great Merit Scholarships

Over the past month, my most popular post, by far, has been Can My Kid Get a Full-Ride Scholarship?  I wrote this post back in July.  People are mostly finding it when they type in something about “full ride scholarships”

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Finding the Best Deals on Colleges

For three mornings this week, I spoke to groups of parents and students at the local high school about the college search process.  When I spoke to high school juniors and their parents, I stressed that there are several ways

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Minimize Your Out-of-Pocket College Cost – Part 2

Updated 2-4-17 – Updates in red In part 1, I talked about what you can do to minimize your upcoming out-of-pocket college costs when you have a senior in high school who is in the process of getting down to

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Minimize Your Out-of-Pocket College Cost – Part 1

When I am talking about “out-of pocket” college cost, I mean what needs to be paid out over and above what the parents and child have already saved for college.  The best way to minimize this cost is to minimize

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Private Colleges – Merit Aid vs. Need-Based Aid

When you are looking at private colleges, there are two types of financial assistance that may be offered – merit aid and need-based aid. The beauty of merit aid is that it has nothing to do with how much a

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