Everyone loves the idea of free money for college, and scholarships are a great way to get it. But you also need to use the right strategies to increase your chances of success. Here are the 10 ways students and their families can improve their chances of getting need-based, merit-based and other types of scholarships.
Most of us have heard stories about students who got thousands of dollars in scholarships to go to college. We also hear about scholarship “experts’ who promise to show you how you can do the same things. But here’s the real story about scholarships, how they work, and how buying into the hype or assuming you can’t qualify for them can lead you astray.
College financial planning ultimately comes down to figuring out how you’re going to pay for college. Typically this is the responsibility of parents.
There are five key parts to a good college financial plan.
Speaking today is Chief Marketing Officer Casey Stanton. After the recession of 2008 hit, Stanton was stuck without a job. Using some creativity, salesmanship, and a little luck he was able to find his passion in life through the success of marketing. Using his career achievements, he was even able to land as a professor of marketing at Tulane University where he created and taught several courses. Want to stand out in a sea of homogeneity at a job interview? Stanton has the secrets you need right now!
Meet Scholarship Jedi, Mark Kantrowitz. Mark is a mathematician, author, speaker, and expert on scholarships with over 20 years of higher education experience. We invited Mark on the show today to share his incredible knowledge about scholarships and help you learn the lingo. “Financial aid is like a different language, the more you learn about it the easier your process will be,” says Kantrowitz. This episode is chock full of great information!