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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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Do You Need a High Priced College Counselor?

Do You Need a High Priced College Counselor?
Do You Need a High Priced College Counselor? You could pay thousands for a college counselor and it may not even pay off! Thankfully, there are other ways to help your child. Click on Lee's video, below (or here) and she'll show you the way!Have you looked into the cost of a college counselor? Please share! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school topics!If you...
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Guest — Lee
Dear Jasmine, Great question! I always suggest that every student tries both the SAT and ACT at home first, so you can see which t... Read More
Monday, 06 April 2015 09:33
Guest — Jasmine
Hello Lee, My daughter took the SAT twice, receiving 2250 and 2280 (thanks to your excellent tips!) consecutively. Some people h... Read More
Sunday, 05 April 2015 15:02
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The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Your Way to College

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Your Way to College
Homeschooling Your Way to College Do you need some encouragement for today? Listen to my radio interview by Melanie Wilson of the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network.College Admission and Scholarship Secrets for Homeschoolers with Lee BinzIn this 1 hour interview, I tried to spend a long time explaining exactly WHY you do NOT need to be afraid of homeschooling high school. Then I spent quite a long time talking about key strategies for success, so you can...
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Guest — Olivia
I'm new to high school homeschool. My daughter is 8th grade, with aspirations of attending college. She's very active in volleybal... Read More
Sunday, 25 October 2015 15:34
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Olivia, Lee has written about meeting NCAA guidelines in these blog posts: NCAA 101 for Homeschoolers - Some really helpful c... Read More
Monday, 26 October 2015 19:58
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Graduate and Go To Work

Graduate and Go To Work
As a parent, your work during high school includes planning for and providing the best possible education for your children so they can learn the life skills they need. Graduate and Go to Work It’s your job to prepare them to be ready for a variety of different possibilities and then encourage them to pursue what they’ll need to know in order to function in their job, whether that includes college or not.Education is not just...
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Guest — Anna
Lee, I think you will find this documentary interesting: http://youtu.be/BcxDVYo2wH8 I am so thankful my husband didn't go to co... Read More
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 14:22
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Distance Learning Not College

Distance Learning Not College
As a parent, your work during high school includes planning for and providing the best possible education for your child, so they can learn the life skills they need. It’s your job to prepare your children to be ready for a variety of different possibilities and encourage them to pursue what they need to know in order to function in their job, whether that includes college or not. In the midst of the variety of options for...
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Guest — Lin
We have used distance learning for two of our kids. The first is pursuing her degree from home using College Plus. The second is a... Read More
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:10
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Well done, Lin! You found a way to take care of what your kids needed. As homeschoolers, that's the best we can strive for! Robin... Read More
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 16:24
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Homeschooler Wins Full Scholarship - Plus Some More!

Homeschooler Wins Full Scholarship - Plus Some More!
Homeschooler Wins Full Scholarship - Plus Some More! I love hearing homeschool success stories, especially when a homeschooler wins full scholarships - don't you? This note was SO wonderful and SO encouraging to me. I know it will bless you as well!Dear Lee,I just wanted to write and thank you for the encouragement you provided as my daughter applied to colleges this fall. A big thanks for taking time to look over her transcript and make...
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Guest — Lee
I'm so glad to hear about the successes! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Lee
Thursday, 21 June 2012 12:26
Guest — Janet Sedy
Congratulations! I'm always glad to hear about successful homescholars! My daughter also received a full-ride scholarship: she h... Read More
Tuesday, 12 June 2012 22:22
Guest — Lee
Thanks, Lois! That's nice to hear I appreciate the feedback. Blessings, Lee... Read More
Friday, 07 October 2011 11:26
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Learn 100% About One College

Learn 100% About One College
What Colleges Want It's difficult to find out exactly what colleges want, because they are all different. Instead of the stress of figuring out what ALL colleges want, try to figure out what your number one college is and learn 100% about ONE college. Get to know absolutely everything about them. Learn their preferences and visit that college for sure. Then tailor your remaining homeschool years to meet their requirements.  In all of your communications, show them you love...
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Finding College Application Essays for Practice

Finding College Application Essays for Practice
Junior year is a great time to take advantage of college application essays for practice. Use each of them as an English writing assignment. Have your child practice how to brainstorm and polish a technically perfect, self-reflective essay. But how do you go about finding college application essays? Finding College Application Essays for Practice Hi Lee - I've been perusing the sites of the schools my high school junior is interested in applying to, wanting to see...
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College and Career Planning for Teens Who Will be Famous

College and Career Planning for Teens Who Will be Famous
College and Career Planning for Teens who will be Famous Guiding your child with their college and career planning when sports or music is their passion can be difficult. It is also very necessary. Things change a LOT with sports-minded and musically-inclined kids over time. A simple injury can change the trajectory completely. I encourage you to guide your children as if they will go to college at age 18, applying as normal. That way, when...
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Digging Into College Statistics

Digging Into College Statistics
This post contains affiliate links. If you click and buy I may make a few pennies, but not enough for a latte. When you are looking at different colleges, spend some time enjoying college statistics before you visit. Little numbers on a page can indicate HUGE differences between colleges - and can explain how some colleges are "cheap" while others are a good investment.  First, look at college statistics that can indicate if your child will...
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They Grow Up and Leave Home: Sending Your Child to College

They Grow Up and Leave Home: Sending Your Child to College
Homeschoolers seem to have one thing in common - they LOVE their children. They love having children, they love being around their children, and they love having their children live at home. I'm not implying for a moment that their children are perfectly behaved, or that everything is always blissful. I've BEEN a homeschool parent, so I KNOW that isn't true! In general, you're going to be sad when it is sending your child to college time....
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Guest — Karen
Thank you for the article Lee. Sorry for the lengthy comment. My only son has been off at college 2 full years now, so time has... Read More
Monday, 04 May 2015 18:51
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Oh Karen! I think we all feel a bitter sweet mix of sadness and victory when our children graduate. I love the idea of looking fo... Read More
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 16:09
Guest — Lisa
Thank you for this article today. You've helped me through the high school years more than you could realize!!
Thursday, 27 November 2014 06:25
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CLEP, Community College Credits, and Scholarships

CLEP, Community College Credits, and Scholarships
CLEP exams, Community College, and Scholarships can be confusing to sort out when homeschooling high school. Wouldn't it be nice if there was just one single source for information, so you could figure it all out easily? It seems like there is conflicting information out there! I attended your classes at the recent Homeschool Conference in Cincinnati. Just noticed your post on facebook and read the entire article (ReduceCollege Expenses with CLEP and CollegePlus! ) You...
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Guest — Ann
What we have found at many colleges is that the big scholarships go to incoming freshmen. This means that all of the college cour... Read More
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 19:48
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Terrific information, Ann! Thank you for sharing! Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:40
Guest — Edna
What does CC mean?
Tuesday, 12 August 2014 18:07
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Three Months of College Can Equal One Year of High School!

Three Months of College Can Equal One Year of High School!
Three Months of College Can Equal One Year of High School! In community college, they don't spend a whole year working through a calculus textbook; they spend three months. Students in community college also don't go through a level of French in one year, they spend three months, instead. It takes a whole year to get a credit in high school American History. In college, you can finish the course in a quarter or semester. Students will usually take three...
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Guest — Debbie
My experience with community college classes began after I (a mom of three, my oldest daughter finishing her Senior year) graduate... Read More
Thursday, 20 August 2015 08:36
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Dear Debbie, Thank you for sharing your experience! Lee says we should always prepare our children for college, because of that ve... Read More
Friday, 21 August 2015 00:37
Guest — Nancie
My daughter is taking dual enrollment at our Jr College, but she is only allowed to take 6 units/ 7 with permission of the Dean. ... Read More
Monday, 04 May 2015 11:06
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"Only" a Small Christian College

"Only" a Small Christian College
"Only" a Small Christian College A slip of the finger and the email goes to the wrong person.  It's mortifying...I always hope it won't be hurtful to anyone, though. One day, I was on the receiving end. Someone wrote to a friend about me, and sent it to me instead! Not hurtful at all, but still...I think it's an opportunity for me to explain something:"While she touts that her boys got into their "first choice schools"...they are small, private...
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Guest — Suzanne
Anyone looking at sending their child/ren to the Ivy Leagues should do some major investigating. They now have official "sex weeks... Read More
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 00:44
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
So true, Suzanne! That's always good advice! Blessings, Robin Assistant to The HomeScholar
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Guest — Alesia
It never crossed our minds that our daughter would go to a Christian college after we completed our homeschooling journey. Not tha... Read More
Monday, 21 July 2014 20:40
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How Do I Help My Child Develop a Post High School Plan?

How Do I Help My Child Develop a Post High School Plan?
Is your child nearing the end of their high school journey? Are you afraid that they're rudderless, without a plan? Click on Lee's video below for help creating a clear post high school plan with your child.Does your child have a plan? Will it be college or career after high school? Let me know in the comments below! Subscribe to my YouTube channel. You will be notified when I create new videos on homeschool high school...
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