Let's talk about college scholarships. Every family, that has a child going to college, wants them, but they seem to be so elusive! Let me introduce you to Lin and her family of 6. The family is committed to graduating their children debt-free, and has been using my resources for over 10 year to achieve that goal. Let Lin inspire you and your family that college scholarships are not only possible, but a debt-free college experience is possible!
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If you're like Lin and would like to graduate your children from college debt-free by taking advantage of all of the college scholarships possible, read on. Lin wrote with some advice for homeschooling families who are concerned about getting college scholarships, especially since the sticker price for college is so very high!
Dear Lee,"I have been following and learning from you for years and am now preparing to graduate my 4th and final child. Today, he received his financial aid offer from his first-choice university. Thanks to all I've learned from you, the numbers were amazing! Sticker price for one year at this well-respected private university is $46,250. Our cost after college scholarships and grants for this year is $200. This is without even taking into account the additional scholarships he is in the middle of applying for, including one for which he was just named a state finalist.
Some of the most helpful tips from you over the years that have contributed to this result are:
Do you need scholarships too? All those helpful tips that Lin listed are important. They can be a significant factor in admission and college scholarships. In tip #3 above, Lin mentions finding out which high school test is better for your child. Did you even know that there was a possibility that your child could do better on one test over the other? Have your student practice taking the ACT® & SAT® at home and see which they score better on. That's a real strategy! Read 6 Top Tips on Tests to learn more about taking high school tests.
You really can help your teens achieve their college dreams debt-free and I'd love to help you! You are your child's Best High School Counselor!
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