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[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships with FAFSA Information

[Free ebook] Need Based Scholarships with FAFSA Information
FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." It's a form you fill out, much like the 1040 tax forms. Like the tax forms, these are als...
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Full Tuition Scholarships for Homeschool Students

Full Tuition Scholarships for Homeschool Students
Full tuition scholarships - the envy of parents everywhere! We dream of them with stars in our eyes and thoughts of a quality education for our studen...
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Guest — Translator
Thank you so much for sharing this article. It would also be cool if you provided links to the sites of these universities where t... Read More
Thursday, 22 October 2020 09:40
Robin
Lee often talks about how universities vet students for scholarships. That's why creating a Comprehensive Record is SO important. ... Read More
Thursday, 22 October 2020 19:47
Lee Binz
Thank you for mentioning that Julia. Blessings, Lee
Tuesday, 09 October 2018 14:44
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9 Tips to Earn More Scholarships

9 Tips to Earn More Scholarships
It's tempting to think that our goal is to get our children in to college. No, no! Our goal is that our children can get in AND afford to go to colleg...
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Lee Binz
Great tips, Heather! Thank you Blessings, Lee
Sunday, 03 January 2021 18:35
Guest — Heather
Don't look at the sticker price of a private college. My son was offered scholarships from 2 private universities and both beat th... Read More
Sunday, 03 January 2021 02:18
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What is a good score on the ACT test?

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What is a good score on the ACT test? The definition of a "good score" always depends on what college you are applying to, but I can give you some gen...
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7 Reasons Why You Can Get Your Child Into College

7 Reasons Why You Can Get Your Child Into College
Did you know the average high school guidance counselor is trying to guide 478 students all at once? How can you possibly be better than a trained pro...
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Class Rank for Homeschoolers

Class Rank for Homeschoolers
Class rank is just one decision you will need to make on your homeschool records. Let me teach you how to make transcripts and records that ...
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So You Have to Fill Out the FAFSA...Again?

So You Have to Fill Out the FAFSA...Again?
Yep. It's October. And, for anyone with children in college that means filling out the FAFSA every year. Whether you, the parent, or the student does ...
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Lee Binz
Dear Christy, Yes. The FAFSA application form is only sent to each school you list. So you would want to list the colleges that ... Read More
Monday, 23 September 2019 21:44
Guest — Christy W
Should we put down all possible colleges/universities our son may attend since we are waiting for acceptance letters?
Monday, 23 September 2019 18:06
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How to Include Boy Scouts on a High School Transcript

How to Include Boy Scouts on a High School Transcript
Learn how to put scouting and other fabulous fun on your homeschool transcript and convert natural learning into high school credit with this fre...
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Let's Talk About Money

Let's Talk About Money
Matt Binz here (Mr. HomeScholar). I wanted to speak directly to whoever handles money matters in your family.   The College Launch Solution ...
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Student Discounts for College Kids

Student Discounts for College Kids
This is a nearly-exhaustive look at student discounts available to college students. For most of these deals, the student will need to show their coll...
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4 Critical Legal Documents Parent Need Before College

4 Critical Legal Documents Parent Need Before College
After all there years of parenting, it's a shock to the system to realize you need to get your child's permission in writing to discuss their health, ...
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Lee Binz
You're welcome, Chris! Glad you found it helpful. ~Anita, Assistant to The HomeScholar
Thursday, 16 August 2018 17:04
Guest — Chris
really practical and useful info that all parents of teens need. Thanks for posting this.
Thursday, 16 August 2018 10:45
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9 Question Check-Up for Planning Senior Year

9 Question Check-Up for Planning Senior Year
 Senior year starting and you have a child that is college bound? Do a quick check to make sure you are ready to go! Senior year starting and you...
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Lee Binz
You're welcome Jessica! I'm so glad you find them helpful Blessings, Lee
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 15:34
Jessica Zbavitel
Your checklists are always extremely helpful. Thanks!
Wednesday, 25 July 2018 11:02
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17 Top Tips for College-Bound Teens

17 Top Tips for College-Bound Teens
Headed to college? Eventually high school ends, the final class is finished, and graduation has been celebrated. Start looking forward to the next ste...
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Pros and Cons of Public and Christian University [for Christian Parents]

Pros and Cons of Public and Christian University [for Christian Parents]
I encourage parents to apply to both public and private universities. This short ebook explains the process of how to find a college: Finding a Colleg...
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Put Bible Class on Your Transcript

Put Bible Class on Your Transcript
If you are teaching religion classes at home, I suggest that you put Bible on the transcript, for 1 credit or 1/2 credit, each year you cover that sub...
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