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Who doesn’t like a good bargain? People shop at dollars stores and discount outlets to save a few dollars buying generic over brand name. They’ll drive across town to save a few pennies on a gallon of gas. Some people take the same approach when saving for college, scrimping and saving and shopping for bargains in an effort to put away a little bit more to pay for college. Now what if there was a way to save thousands on college expenses by taking the same approach – paying far less for service than you’d expect? A program designed to earn you tho... More
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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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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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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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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
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