What is Merit Aid and How Do I Get Some?

You may have heard of merit aid, that it helps pay for college, or maybe you know it as merit scholarships. This is what you need to know about merit aid as you prep for college applications. Colleges grant merit aid scholarships to students based on their academic or other achievements. It could be an impressive GPA, athletic skills, an … [Read more...]

Master Your Financial Aid Appeal in 5 Easy Steps

It’s about that time of year—when your senior is mid-way through their term—that financial aid packages come flooding into your mailbox. Seeing the raw numbers may cause a bit of panic. You remember hearing something about appealing financial aid, but where do you start? It’s a pretty straightforward process, and worth trying. Financial aid … [Read more...]

May 2017 Newsletter: How to Never Pay Retail for College

May 2017 Newsletter How to Never Pay Retail for College It’s May! Congratulations to all our seniors who have chosen their college for the next 4 years! For those of you who accepted at one college, but have also secured a spot on the waiting list for another college, this month's Senior Scoop shares waitlist … [Read more...]

Never Pay Retail for College

An excerpt from Never Pay Retail for College by Beth Walker. If what you thought you knew about college turned out not to be true, when would you want to know? As soon as possible? In time to do something about it? I’m so glad you’ve found this book. In these pages, I will share with you the sobering news about higher education as it exists … [Read more...]

April 2017 Newsletter: Effective Financial Appeals, Weighing Costs & College Choice

April 2017 Newsletter Should You Appeal Your Aid Offer? It’s April! Congratulations to all our seniors! College acceptances and financial aid offers have finally arrived. YOU get to choose your best academic, social, and financial fit college. Parents and students sometimes ask: Can I appeal my financial award? Yes, this option … [Read more...]

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