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How to Choose a College That’s Right for You

How to Choose a College That’s Right for You

The U.S. Department of Education recognizes over 4,000 colleges and universities. With so many options, how do you choose a college?  Apply to at least seven colleges The first step in choosing a college is knowing your options and creating some competition. Make sure...

When to Talk About Paying for College

When to Talk About Paying for College

Many parents wait to talk about paying for college until it’s too late. Here’s why it’s important to have the money talk with your students well before their junior year.

What Do Colleges Look For: Three Keys to Success

What Do Colleges Look For: Three Keys to Success

What do colleges look for in future students? And how do you make sure you show your top colleges what they want to see? While each college’s requirements are different, most boil down to a few keys for success.  #1 What Colleges Look for: GPA Your grade point average...

The OnToCollege Show Debut

The OnToCollege Show Debut

In Episode #1: The OnToCollege Show Debut, meet hosts John Baylor of OnToCollege and Mark Salisbury of TuitionFit as they discuss the best tools to help you win the college admissions game. OnToCollege helps schools and families create 2- and 4-year college graduates...

Which Colleges Offer the Best 2024 Merit Scholarships? 

Which Colleges Offer the Best 2024 Merit Scholarships? 

One of the biggest misunderstandings about merit-based scholarships is that they’re only for top students, like those scoring a 31 or 32 on the ACT. False. Many colleges offer great merit scholarships for lower scores too. But which colleges offer some of the best...

Find Scholarships for Homeschoolers

Find Scholarships for Homeschoolers

Scholarships come in all types and sizes. Indeed, scholarships are available for students who started a lawn care business odesigned a greeting card.—even scholarships for being tall.  What about scholarships based on homeschooling? For students educated at home (for...

National Merit Scholarships: All You Need to Know

National Merit Scholarships: All You Need to Know

Since 1955, the National Merit Scholarship Program has awarded recognition and scholarships to top scholars across the country. Fewer than 1% of students are designated as National Merit Scholars in this annual competition. How does one become eligible for this...

5 Tips to Improve Your ACT Score

5 Tips to Improve Your ACT Score

What’s the best-paying job you can have as a high school student? Spending quality time improving your ACT score is a trigger for big scholarships that can make college affordable. Apply these steps, and watch your ACT score increase. 1. Prepare early and effectively...

7 Reasons Why You Should Complete the FAFSA

7 Reasons Why You Should Complete the FAFSA

Why should you complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) even when you know you won’t qualify for need-based aid? You’ve already filled out the Common App, applications for colleges, applications for scholarships, applications for housing, and on...

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