Posted in High School, HS4CC, Scholarships

HS4CC CHALLENGE: Pick 5

There are a handful of scholarships your teen can apply for now -and a CHALLENGE for you! Make the most of their vacation period between Thanksgiving and Christmas by applying for FIVE scholarships. Unless the criteria specifically exclude your teen, it’s fair game! Even if your teen won’t graduate from high school this May, awards can usually be held until graduation- even if it is a a few years away. I challenge you to pick 5 and go for it!

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Saving and Shaving: Debt-Free College

Debt free college, is it possible?  It is- but it won’t be easy! Debt-free college isn’t a matter of having a huge bank account, rich uncle, or perfect SAT scores. Average parents with almost no college savings can send their (large) homeschool families to college debt-free, but it takes planning and exceptional motivation!

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Posted in Common Sense College Planning, Debt Free Degree, financial aid, HS4CC, Scholarships

Homemade Scholarships

You’re doing everything right. Good grades, extracurricular on point, solid test scores. Now let’s hope for a scholarship so we can afford college. Right? NO!!! If you’re waiting and hoping for a college to offer your teen a scholarship, you’re too late. In this post, you’ll learn how to be proactive and make your own scholarships!

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Posted in financial aid, High School, Resources, Scholarships, working

100 Employee Scholarships

Parents:  check with Human Resources immediately!  Scholarship application deadlines are sometimes a year in advance.

Who qualifies?

It depends.  In some cases, a parent’s dependents are eligible to apply, but in other cases, the teen must be an employee.  If you or your teen already work for one of these companies, simply contact your Human Resources department and ask for more information. Continue reading “100 Employee Scholarships”

Posted in College Admission, Common Sense College Planning, Debt Free Degree, financial aid, Free Tuition, Scholarships, Tuition

Teen Employment = Free College

You’re injecting college credit into your homeschool, but what about “the rest of the degree” that comes at full price after high school? I want you to consider all possible options that help your family stay out of debt!

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Posted in Distance Learning, Dual Enrollment, Free Tuition, Scholarships, Transfer Credit

Scholarship Alert: 1 free class from Outlier

Outlier is a company that formed a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh to offer college classes online ($400) and have them appear as original credit on an official University of Pittsburgh transcript. This is a legitimate form of credit laundering, and based on the feedback so far, these classes are cinema-quality-knock-your-socks-off. Your teen could be one of 1,000 selected to get a class for free!

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Scholarship Alert: 1 free class from Outlier

Outlier is the “unicorn” company that formed a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh to offer college classes online ($400) and have them appear as original credit on an official University of Pittsburgh transcript. This is a legitimate form of credit laundering, and based on the feedback so far, these classes are cinema-quality-knock-your-socks-off. Your teen could be one of 1,000 selected to get a class for free!

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Using CLEP at “Expensive Universities”

I subscribe to the Modern States email list and read a wonderful update from a student planning to attend Boston University in the future- and how she used CLEP toward her journey. CLEP often gets bundled in with people choosing community colleges or online universities, so my first question – “what’s their CLEP policy?”

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Posted in College Admission, Debt Free Degree, High School, Scholarships

Stupid Girl – What Was She Thinking?

Nine out of ten families decide that their children are college material as early as the day they sign up for preschool. In 2014, a kindergarten play was shelved so the 5-year olds could prep for college.  We’ve created a sense of urgency around college admissions and attendance at all costs. Continue reading “Stupid Girl – What Was She Thinking?”

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Stupid Girl – What Was She Thinking?

Nine out of ten families decide that their children are college material as early as the day they sign up for preschool. In 2014, a kindergarten play was shelved so the 5-year olds could prep for college.  We’ve created a sense of urgency around college admissions and attendance at all costs. Continue reading “Stupid Girl – What Was She Thinking?”

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Saving and Shaving: Debt-Free College

Debt free college, is it possible?  It is- but it won’t be easy!  Debt-free college isn’t a matter of just having a huge bank account, rich uncle or perfect SAT scores.  Average parents with almost no college savings can send their (large) homeschool families to college debt-free, but it takes planning and exceptional motivation! Continue reading “Saving and Shaving: Debt-Free College”