Category Archive: scholarships

Jun 26

2 Extra Years In College Could Cost You Almost $300,000

It’s very important to review colleges’ graduation statistics and retention rates because the longer a student stays in college, the more costs are incurred. In fact, sometimes what might seem like a less expensive route, for example, state schools, can end up costing more when students are closed out of courses they need and are …

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Jul 06

How the FAFSA and ACT Can Hurt Your Application (And Not for the Reasons You Think)

“Everyone knows that college admissions decisions are determined by how much schools want certain candidates. Here’s a lesser-known fact: Decisions are also determined by how much you want certain schools. Colleges and universities are always looking for more information to evaluate their applicants. They want to determine whether you’ll flourish, both academically and socially, in …

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Mar 30

How Will Top Colleges Use The Redesigned SAT?

“Did you hear the latest? XYZ University won’t be accepting the current SAT for the class of 2017 (current sophomores). It’s making that class take the redesigned SAT! I’m having my child switch to the ACT, so we have more college options. What are you going to do?”  Click here to read more.

Aug 09

Top 10 Colleges With Great Financial Aid

The top 10 colleges with great financial aid have been reported by Princeton Review. Pomona College is on top. Be aware though, it’s more complicated than it might seem.  There are different financial aid packages: those based on financial need and those based on merit (i.e. great GPA and/or SAT/ACT scores, and specific activities). Read …

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Aug 03

How The Government Exaggerates The Cost Of College

This is an interesting NY Times article that’s worth a read. “Fortunately, the government isn’t the only organization that collects data on college tuition over time. The College Board also does, and it publishes different indexes on published tuition and net-price tuition, separately for public and private colleges. (Only scholarship grants are considered in the …

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Feb 09

How to get recruited to play college football…

University of Maryland’s newest football signee shares his thoughts on how to make it to the highest level of college football. This is a very insightful article. Click here for more.

Sep 15

U.S. News Rankings Ignore Job Prospects and more

The rankings ignore job prospects. Students today want to know what colleges and universities will provide them with a pathway to good-paying jobs. The rankings, however, don’t reward schools that graduate students who find solid employment. In fact, U.S. News doesn’t even ask about employment success. Read more by clicking here.

Sep 09

National Merit Scholarships Qualifying Scores for Class of 2014

The list of high school seniors eligible for National Merit Scholarships, scheduled for release on Wednesday, September 11, will be heavily skewed toward families that least need financial aid by a test-based selection system, according to data… Read on by clicking here.  

May 11

Colleges are giving out more grants and scholarships!

Wall Street Journal reports: Colleges cut prices by providing more financial aid.  Private colleges fear they’re pricing themselves out of the market. Tuition increases are starting to slow down. Read more here.

Apr 01

Prepay Tuition at 270 Colleges at Current Rates

Interesting concept, but can it work for you? “The private college plan lets you prepay tuition at more than 270 private institutions – some quite prestigious and selective, like Princeton and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — at current rates.”

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