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Posted on Jul 30, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Financial Aid | Comments (0)

This is the second in a series of articles examining the impact the high cost of college and the student loan crisis are having on families. RSC Your College Prep Expert is dedicated to making college affordable to all families. See how we do it here.     Jeremy’s family was counting on scholarships and some good grant money to meet their son’s $55,000-a-year tuition at one of New York’s top private colleges. First, the good news: That private school offered him a remarkable $12,000 scholarship (the good kind; see below)*. Now, the bad news: even with his grant m... More
 
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Posted on Jul 27, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

At their best, the Olympic Games are filled with inspirational tales: Jesse Owens defeating Adolf Hitler “master race”, Wilma Rudolph overcoming polio, Kerri Strug landing on a broken leg, gold for the U.S. men’s hockey team in 1980 and gold for the women’s soccer team in 1996.   It’s is also filled with epic collapses and failures. Both serve as learning experiences.   6 College Prep Lessons from the Olympic Games   ·        Practice makes perfect. For an Olympic swimmer, that might mean 8 hours a day... More
 
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Posted on Jul 25, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Applying to College | Comments (1)

College admissions officer view each application according to their school’s needs and standards, but certain things make the top of the list at nearly every college, according to NACAC (National Association of College Admissions Counselors).   It’s up to you to know what they consider important. The more complete your college application, the more likely it is you will impress them and gain admission to their school.   And the more colleges that want you on campus, the better it is for you. We’ll see why in a moment. But first, what is it they want?   To... More
 
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Posted on Jul 23, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Tuition | Comments (0)

This is the first in a series of articles examining the impact the high cost of college and the student loan crisis are having on families. RSC Your College Prep Expert is dedicated to making college affordable to all families. See how we do it here.     Sarai was a good student from California interested in attending one of the state’s top private colleges, each with tuition over $50,000. Her worreid parents wanted her to keep her goals a bit more modest – maybe a state school or community college.   Sarai was about to become the first person in her family ever... More
 
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Posted on Jul 20, 2012 - 06:00 AM | Financial Aid | Comments (0)

“It pays to plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the ark.”   When many families think about financial aid, they often think about scholarships from local organizations or national contests that pay some of their college bills, but the system is much more complex than that. It takes good college prep to get great financial aid.   “Merit depends on the result of the work.” – Henry Sienkiewicz   Let’s start with merit-based aid. This aid can come from a variety of sources, but the best gift aid comes directly from colleges. I... More
 
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Posted on Jul 18, 2012 - 06:00 AM | College Prep | Comments (0)

Homeschoolers face unique challenges – and tremendous opportunities – when it comes to college prep. Fortunately, their dedication and drive, along with proper guidance and planning, make it possible for them to attend any college in the country.   Considerations in Homeschool College Prep   ·        Course selection. Students in formal schools are often limited in their electives to what the school offers. Homeschoolers have a wider range and can easily match courses to potential college majors and career interests. ·... More
 
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