YOU MAY BE SURPRISED TO LEARN that scholarships that come from community groups, companies, and charities (what colleges call “outside scholarships”) could actually reduce your financial aid award. If  your student wins a private scholarship, the college he or she attends can cut his or her financial aid package by the amount of the award. For example,  […]

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Case Study: $42,000 Per Year Merit Scholarship One of the things many families worry about is that they earn too much to get financial aid even though they need it. If this is something you’ve been concerned about, you’re not alone AND there are other options! Here’s a merit aid case study from a student I recently worked with, […]

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