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Local Scholarship Committee Suggestions

Numerous organizations raise funds to provide high school seniors with scholarship money. A lot of hard work, dedication, and a sincere desire to support the students is involved. Students are encouraged to keep a list of potential scholarships, apply on time, follow all directions, and make sure all required documents are submitted. This is taking Read More

Three Ways to Enhance Financial Aid Award Letters

There have been concerns and many formal and informal discussions related to making the financial aid notifications that students and families receive easier to understand. Like all professions, financial aid has its own terminology and this can affect the communication that takes place between colleges, universities and prospective students.  Below are three ways to enhance Read More

How to take advantage of today’s college award landscape and obtain higher awards – Free Archived Webinar

The College Solution hosted a great webinar recently with Lynn O’Shaughnessy (founder of the College Solution) and Mark Salisbury (creator of TuitionFit). In the presentation they discussed how TuitionFit, which is a free tool, can help counselors, students and parents get access to real award letters from schools across the country. They also have a Read More

Students Who Meet with High School Counselor Much More Likely to Receive Financial Aid for College

Forbes recently published an in-depth article which showed some research that determined students who personally met with their High School Counselor were much more likely to receive financial aid in College. The research came from the National Center for Educational Statistics. The encouragement of a Counselor to fill have them fill out the FAFSA and Read More

Financial Aid Primer

Many students and their parents have no clue about how financial aid works and how they are going to finance their child’s education. Do you get many questions about the types of financial aid available to them? The overwhelming majority of college students will utilize some type of federal and non-federal financial aid to help Read More

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