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This is the fifth 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 & Financial Aid Expert is dedicated to making college affordable to all families. Calvin was a good student in a very bad situation. His father died when Calvin was just 15. Fortunately, the private school where his mother worked as a custodian made Calvin a tremendous offer: a full scholarship to their hallowed halls. Calvin and his mother graciously accepted this tremendous opportunity. As expected, Calvin... More
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Develop a Plan to ImpressCollege Admissions Officers in Just a Few Easy Steps “Unhooked.” It’s an unfortunate term in college admissions. It means a student is academically qualified to attend a college but lacks a special hook to get them in. They lack something that makes them different than all the other academically qualified individuals. The question every college applicant has to ask themselves is “What sets me apart?” What Is a College Hook? Colleges often get inundated with a certain type of application, one from too man... More
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This is the fourth 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. Matt was a student with big ambitions. When he joined the RSC program as a freshman in high school, he was asked, “What do you want to do for a living?” and he immediately said, “Build a rocket and fly it to the moon!” He was then asked, “What do you want to do more: fly it or build it?&rdqu... More
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What is the purpose of college prep? Is it to get students: Ready for college? Ready for a career? Great financial aid? In a word, “Yes.” Good college prep should do all those things. Unfortunately, those purposes are generally segmented. Most companies don’t provide the whole package – and buying each service separately can cost hundreds, and more likely, thousands of dollars. Complete College Prep A good college prep service combined all the above goals into one program. Ideally. This way, each aspect of college prep relies upon and benefits the other.  ... More
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This is the third 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. The Meade family knows full well the impact college tuition can have on family finances. When you live in a low-income, single-parent household with six children – all of whom want to go to college – you spend a lot of time worrying about how you’ll pay for it. Ms. Meade had heard the horror stories – chil... More
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If someone walked up to you on the street and asked you to spend $100,000 on a purchase and told you that you couldn’t have accurate financial advice, you’d say no. Who spends that kind of money without proper guidance? The same goes for other expensive purchases, like a home. You get advice from a realtor and a banker. People even seek financial help for smaller purchases like cars, vacations and medical procedures. So why are they so reluctant to do it for college, an expense that often exceeds $100,000? Difficulties in Getting Good Financial Aid Advice... More