Better than an iPad?

Better than an iPad?
Better than an iPad? It's funny how kids think. A homeschooled student received big scholarships and her little brother is only excited because she is getting an iPad along with her 4 years of full tuition, plus $5,000 a year for housing! Because that's a big deal, right?Check out this letter from Lin. I have linked to the resources she references, in case you find something you need to check out.Thanks for all the help-Big Scholarship...
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How You Can be Shocked by $112,000 in Scholarships

How You Can be Shocked by $112,000 in Scholarships
How You Can be Shocked by $112,000 in Scholarships First, the good news! Joy's daughter received HUGE scholarships worth $112,000 toward the cost of college! Joy worked hard to give colleges just what they love. Read her note to me:My daughter received an $8,000 annual music scholarship and an annual $20,000 dean scholarship both for the 4 full years - $28,000 x 4!! Thank you very much! We are waiting for offers from other colleges to...
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Guest — Lee
I thought it was so encouraging too! And I'm SO THANKFUL when someone is willing to share their story like this, because I do thin... Read More
Thursday, 03 March 2016 11:41
Guest — Kristen
Wow, this is incredibly encouraging!
Thursday, 03 March 2016 11:23
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College Admission and Scholarships Received!

College Admission and Scholarships Received!
College Admission and Scholarships Received A homeschool mom posted on Facebook to say thank you for her successes. She followed my advice, and with hard work and conscientious effort she received college admission and scholarships for her child. Good things can happen to you, too! Here is the good-news report Lizzy shared on my Facebook page!If you need some guidance on earning college admission and scholarships, like me on Facebook, check out my pins on Pinterest, and...
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Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year

Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year
Awesome College Costing Only $400 Year Wow, some families get all the luck! I got this message from a mom who got an AMAZING college offer for her daughter. Check it out - their college experience will only cost $400 per year! You can't even have a child live with you at HOME for that little money! Woo hoo!!!    Dear Lee,I wanted to thank you, SO MUCH, for your guidance and expertise! In the past two...
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Guest — Beth
Congrats to Tawni! I would love to know what school that was. OK to email me privately if needed. Thank you!
Monday, 19 October 2015 11:23
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Beth, Tawni requested that any specific information remain private. The good news is, homeschoolers are getting scholarships-... Read More
Monday, 19 October 2015 12:49
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Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs

Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs
Scholarships Worth 93% of College Costs I got a wonderful letter from a member, and she was very specific about why she felt her daughter got a huge, Huge, HUGE scholarship that covered a full 93% of the cost of attending college! Here is the short version, in case you are in a hurry, but need to know what Kathleen did to become so successful.Executive summary for busy parents Start your transcript early - learn how...
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Guest — Jomomma3
Would love to see a book list she used, or a link to your book list recommendation ... Read More
Saturday, 19 September 2015 12:13
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Jo, You can see Lee's suggested reading list here: College Bound Reading List I hope that helps! Blessings, Robin Assistant t... Read More
Sunday, 20 September 2015 22:07
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From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers

From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers
Success! I love it when people write to say THANK YOU and share their successes! I got this awesome note from Jen in Pennsylvania. Read some of her tips, and see what you can glean from her experiences today. From Freaked Out to Scholarship Offers I want to thank you for all that you have done for me in my homeschool-mom journey.I've been a Gold Care Club member for a long time and it has been...
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How Can My Child Go to College for Free?

How Can My Child Go to College for Free?
How Can My Child Go to College for Free? How can your child go to college for free? Is it even possible? Click on this week's video, below (or here) to learn how!Did your child get into college for free? Please share your experience! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!Do everything you can to ensure your child goes to college for free with...
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Simple Formula for Scholarship Success

Simple Formula for Scholarship Success
Simple Formula for Scholarship Success The secrets of college admission and scholarships are actually pretty easy. Start your research early. Diligently keep your transcripts and course descriptions up to date. Apply early during Senior year. Scholarship money is first-come, first-served, and you want to be first in line! But that means you must have all your ducks in a row before you start the application. What can you do today, so that you are successful? Start...
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Budget for College Applications

Budget for College Applications
Budget for College Applications It's normal to pay $30-$100 per college applicationDon't think about it as your homeschool budget, think of it as a down payment on the total cost of college - as if by applying you will get more scholarships. It's possible to have the application cost deferred, if you ask. Most colleges will defer the cost of application if you simple go for a college visit. You can also ask the college to...
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How much does college cost?

How much does college cost?
How much does college cost? It could be less than you think. Here's why. How much does college cost? Sticker Shock When parents first start shopping for college, they experience some tremendous sticker shock. Look to the net price calculator, which will factor in the expected financial aid you might receive.  The College Board offers a one-stop-shopping net price calculator on its website that will figure the price for different colleges. → Big tip!  Don't compare the...
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Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships

Real Story, Real Money, Real Scholarships
Persistence can pay off with real money and big-time scholarships!A homeschooler was kind enough to share her success on my Facebook page. Her story is more like two successes, combined into one magnificent story.In the first half of the story, she tells us about her child, struggling to earn college scholarships based on her SAT score.My daughter was 10 points away from the number she needed for $2000 more in scholarships per year! I called the school...
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Thank you, Ann! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 01 November 2012 12:18
Guest — Ann
I wrote a letter to a highly regarded music school in our area that my son was very interested in attending, and they bumped his s... Read More
Wednesday, 31 October 2012 20:14
Guest — J W
How many hours would I have to work to earn that kind of money? A lot more hours than I work now, LOL. My younger child was rece... Read More
Friday, 26 October 2012 18:19
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Your Children Can Help Pay Their Way Through College!

Your Children Can Help Pay Their Way Through College!
Your Children Can Help Pay Their Way Through College Does the thought of paying for college scare you? Your children can help pay for college, too! Click on Lee's video, below (or here) to find out how.Have you had a chat with your child about how they can help pay for college? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!If you need tips...
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What to Do When You Need Scholarships NOW!

What to Do When You Need Scholarships NOW!
Learn about scholarships when your child starts high school. During junior year, the things you do can determine the scholarships you receive. College choice, test preparation, and application essays are the 3 biggest factors in receiving college scholarships. What to Do When You Need Scholarships NOW! It's much more difficult, and certainly more emotional, to stand in the middle of senior year, wondering where the money will come from. If that is you, I feel your...
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Guest — Opus Michael
Thank you Lee for your wonderful ideas about scholarships. I read about it while looking for a golden opportunity like you spoke o... Read More
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 11:02
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Michael, Lee has written many articles and books on finding scholarships. The more you learn, the more likely you are to fin... Read More
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 23:25
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Important Questions that are NOT About the Test

Important Questions that are NOT About the Test
When you are looking at the SAT or ACT test for the first time, you'll see something quite surprising. Some of the questions aren't about the test at all! Before the test even begins, and before the timer starts, there are questions your child will need to answer. It's a good idea to review this information with your children before they take the test. These important questions that are not about the test can make a...
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How to Earn $1600 an Hour Writing Course Descriptions

How to Earn $1600 an Hour Writing Course Descriptions
  If your homeschool family is struggling to make the time to write course descriptions, this might be a good blog post to share with your spouse.If you had the perfect job, working from home, loving your children, how much could you earn per hour, do you think? Traci found out that her job as a homeschool parent was actually earning her WELL over minimum wage. Can you believe it? $1600/hour for working on her homeschool...
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Guest — Beth
Lee, I have what may seem like an odd question. I would like to know how families pay for the remaining college expenses (room/boa... Read More
Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:05
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
It's not an odd question, Beth. I think we all wonder about that! In her article, Homeschooling College with CLEP Lee says "Homesc... Read More
Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:20
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