Financial Aid & Scholarships Articles

Understanding Financial Aid (7-minute video)

Understanding Financial Aid (7-minute video)

Understanding Financial Aid. In this episode of 'Ask John Anything!' John discusses two important types of financial aid, and tells you everything you need to know on how to best use these grants to lower your cost of college! Learn more about understanding financial...

Why Test Prep Matters for ALL Students

Why Test Prep Matters for ALL Students

How do you motivate students to prep for the ACT & SAT tests when they don't currently plan on going to a four-year college? Here are a few reasons test prep matters for every student. Improves Core Skills ACT & SAT prep provides further practice and boosts...

How Are Digital SAT Scores Calculated?

How Are Digital SAT Scores Calculated?

You’ve taken the new Digital SAT and received your scores. But how are these scores calculated? You can compare your score to the national average by knowing how SAT scores are calculated. Total SAT Score Total SAT scores range from 400 to 1600. Your total score is...

The Scholarship Search (22-minute video)

The Scholarship Search (22-minute video)

Ask John Anything! The Scholarship Search Earning scholarships and merit-based aid can truly make a difference in the quality and cost of your college experience. The scholarships you earn will decrease the amount you pay or borrow for school. Everyone encourages you...

Parents—Stop Borrowing for College!

Parents—Stop Borrowing for College!

Though parents should be focusing on funding their own retirement, too many are sabotaging their financial health with burdensome student loan debt.

Choosing The Right College (19 minutes)

Choosing The Right College (19 minutes)

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes over 4,000 colleges and universities. With so many options, private and public, large and small, rural and urban, etc., how do you choose the right college? Learn about the very important Money Talk. Then John will teach how...

15 ACT & SAT Myths to Ignore

15 ACT & SAT Myths to Ignore

True or false? The SAT is harder than the ACT. You might have heard this or a similar "fact" about the ACT. But with so much information (and so many opinions), it can be hard to know what's true about the ACT and SAT. We're here to help. Here are 15 ACT & SAT...

Transparency in College Pricing

Transparency in College Pricing

A call for transparency in college pricing has finally become reality. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania released a study of Net Price Calculators (NPCs). NPCs are a tool on every college’s website, though many are difficult to find. The NPCs are supposed...

Choose a Financial Safety School

Choose a Financial Safety School

When you choose a Financial Safety School, you pick a school that allows for financial freedom, not future debt. Avoid Extensive Student Debt The average debt for college graduates is $28,950 as of July 2023. College should create financial freedom, not indebtedness....

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