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Need some serious help affording college?

Need some serious help affording college?
I don't know if this will apply to your situation at ALL, but Baylor University has an ROTC Scholarship for Christian College, and they love homeschoolers.  When you join ROTC, you can study aviation, medicine, science, engineering, law, space, business, etc.  They offer huge scholarships, including a full scholarship, but others as well.  Students also get $900 per year for books, and a $300-500 per MONTH stipend - which means you can spend it any way...
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Guest — rotc
[...] study... Need more help homeschooling high school? Check out http://www.TheHomeScholar.com to learn more. http://www.TheHome... Read More
Thursday, 11 September 2008 19:09
Guest — becky
I have heard that Berea College in Kentucky is free.
Thursday, 11 September 2008 17:17
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Senior Year Panic

Senior Year Panic
Linda was experiencing Senior Year Panic.  Her niece is a senior in high school and has never homeschooled.  Unfortunately, her niece hadn't done a thing about starting college applications.  Linda wanted to help her get into college, but as the mother of elementary age students, she really didn't even know where to begin!I found out that the niece had already taken the SAT, and was taking some AP classes, so the girl wasn't too far behind...
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College Hope for Dyslexics

College Hope for Dyslexics
A mother wrote to ask me about suggestions for dyslexia.Most of my work is focused on helping parents homeschool through high school and working toward college preparation, so I don't have specific recommendations about dyslexia.  I can give you some GREAT news though!  I go to college fairs all the time with my business, and I can tell you that there are colleges who love and value dyslexic students.  Colleges that have great scholarships available to...
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Family not supportive?

Family not supportive?
Sometimes people want to know what to tell family members that don't approve of homeschooling.  Of course, there are lots of things you *could* say, but if you want to just assure them that homeschooling works, feel free to use my story!We homeschooled through high school independently without co-op or accreditation.  I gave colleges a transcript I made using WORD on my home computer, I gave them a diploma from "homeschool diploma.com"  Both of my boys...
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Guest — J W
I have one gifted and one challenged child. It's easy for skeptics to say "Oh, well, homeschooling obviously works for that child... Read More
Monday, 18 August 2008 17:44
Guest — Stephanie
I love this story! Our first year homeschooling our older girls (then grades 9 and 11) my BIL offered one $300 to go back to schoo... Read More
Sunday, 17 August 2008 06:01
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How to Nail Down Jello

How to Nail Down Jello
Wilma shared that her first homeschool student received wonderful scholarships for college, but she has concerns that her second child doesn't have a college major in mind.Dear Wilma,Congratulations on your son's scholarships!  Woo Hoo!About your daughter....  I think your best bet is to stay as flexible as possible.  Since she is interested in art, people (think about psychology perhaps,) business, AND being a vet, I would recommend a Liberal Arts college.  Make sure you pick one...
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Homeschool Record Keeping Success!

Homeschool Record Keeping Success!
I met a friend in the grocery store today.  Her son had just finished his first year in college.  A year ago, she and I had spent an hour going over her homeschool records.  We talked about the transcript and how to write course descriptions.  I made suggestions and recommendations, but she did all the work - I only spent an hour with her!  But it gave her what she needed to write a 16 page...
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A Good Time to be an Engineer!

A Good Time to be an Engineer!
If your child is interested in engineering, then I have great news for you.  Engineering has fabulous scholarships right now!  There are MANY colleges that offer great engineering scholarships, that aren't related to other merit scholarships based on the SAT, and they aren't related to need-based scholarships based on your income.  These engineering scholarship are ON TOP OF the others.One reason is the additional attention that recent disasters have brought on the subject of infrastructure.  Most...
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Guest — Linda
One of my sons is very interested in engineering. How do we find these scholarships? Would love to hear more!
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:17
Guest — Assistant to The HomeScholar
Hi Linda! Lee has a YouTube video about getting scholarships: Teachable Moments: Getting the BIG Scholarships The most helpful r... Read More
Wednesday, 03 October 2012 20:42
Guest — Amy
Great point! My husband is an engineer and his lifelong dream is for both of his children to follow in his footsteps. (Although, ... Read More
Sunday, 29 June 2008 14:02
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Will Saving Money for College Cost You?

Will Saving Money for College Cost You?
I saw this article about saving money from college, and it had some interesting tidbits. Here is the paragraph that caught my attention: In 2007, according to the College Board®, the average financial aid package totaled $9,500 covering 43% of tuition, fees, and room and board for one year at the average four-year college, public or private. This underscores the need for families to save in a dedicated college savings account to supplement the remaining costs....
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Guest — Linda
Sadly, we didn't save and don't make that much money, yet our son, who attends a MN state university, still didn't get much or any... Read More
Monday, 17 September 2012 10:38
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"Preparing to Homeschool Law School"

"Preparing to Homeschool Law School"
My son has asked me to research law school for him. He wants me to advise him about taking the admission test, what classes he needs to get in, how to apply, and how to get scholarships. Sound familiar? That's what I do as The HomeScholar for homeschoolers in high school! I guess it's just taking the next step in my life! I've been reading all sorts of "Get into Law School" books, and I've notice...
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Going to College vs. Paying for College

Going to College vs. Paying for College
The problem with college finances, is that you don't know ahead of time how much you will owe. Before you apply, you only know the "sticker price" of a college - but few people actually pay the sticker price. When you apply, they first tell you if you are admitted. So for quite a while, you know you can GO to the school you want to go to, but you don't know how you are going...
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Guest — starting credit
Nice Site! http://google.com
Saturday, 31 May 2008 22:22
Guest — chris
Hi, I managed to get a full athletic scholarship with advice from this book. Winning a Sports Scholarship I highly recommend re... Read More
Saturday, 31 May 2008 10:34
Guest — Lee
Hi Debra, Unfortunately, it's impossible for me to give any accurate estimates. A good source of information is the college admis... Read More
Thursday, 22 May 2008 12:40
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First Choice College for NMSQT

First Choice College for NMSQT
** Lisa had some questions about the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT)***Dear Lisa, Congratulations about being National Merit Scholarship Qualifiers! Wow, that's a big deal! Both of my boys were commended students, so we didn't actually go through the scholarship selection process. Even commendation was a big deal for college merit aid - so good job! You have probably seen already that the National Merit is a difficult and complex scholarship to apply for, and...
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Colleges That Throw Money at You!

Colleges That Throw Money at You!
In my "Big Scholarships" video, I discuss aiming towards a college that will pay you money to go there. Find a college where your child is the best applicant they see all year, and they will throw money at you :-) Of course, it's always difficult to balance the academic needs against the financial needs, and that's why applying to LOTS of colleges can help. How do you find a college that will be the "love...
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College for 90% off Sticker?

College for 90% off Sticker?
It's not just genius-types that get good scholarships. My girlfriend's son goes to a private Christian college in Washington. They are low income, and not as academically inclined. She pays about $3000 PER YEAR for a college that is over $30,000 per year on the "sticker price." Most of her scholarships were need-based. The key it matching your student to the college. Find out more on saving BIG on scholarships! Check out my Getting the BIG...
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