- Private Scholarships Don’t Pay For College – “Most private scholarship awards are only in $500 to $1,000 range. This means that students would have to apply for 50 – 100 scholarships to win at least 5 to 10 and start making a dent in the tuition for just your public state universities.”
- Your student’s test scores may be great but they have to be substantially better than the majority of the students at that school – “While a student’s grades may be good enough to get her into the big pond, they aren’t going to cause her to stand out among all the other fish going to the big pond”
- Only applying to schools in the Top 50 of US News Best College Rankings will most likely not present merit – “Even if your teen is in the top 25% of academic qualifications, he’s not likely to get a scholarship. The reason is simple, he can easily be replaced with another student just as qualified.”
Using designated professionals and specialized resources we help parents and students set expectations early in a student’s high school years as to what type of grades and test scores will help them afford college and where to look for the best deals.