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12 simple ways to prepare a student to win college scholarships
No matter how old or young your children are, there are ways you can prepare now to help them win future college scholarships.
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Washington College to award scholarship match to 529 plan contributions
In a first of its kind scholarship, Washington College will pilot a program that matches up to $2,500 per year that families contribute to a 529 college savings plan or Coverdell Education Savings Account.
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A guide to applying for scholarships
This guide will help you navigate the world of college scholarships and win the awards you need to pay for your school of choice.
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4 tips to make the most of scholarships
The same vigilance that was used to earn a scholarship is critical if you're going to use the money properly. Here are four tips for helping students get the most out of their reward.
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The truth about scholarships and 529 plans
What happens to my 529 if my child gets a scholarship?
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10 ways to find scholarships
Parent or student looking to fill your college savings gap without having to borrow, here are 10 places you can look to find scholarships.
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11 myths and realities of scholarships
Believe it or not, you may qualify for multiple scholarship opportunities, learn more.
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Six must-know 529 plan rules
Even with all of the recent publicity surrounding 529 plans, many families are still confused about how they operate. Click through this slideshow to view the biggest misconceptions according to this year's Annual College Savings Survey.
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Surprising facts about scholarships
But before you apply for a student loan, why not explore the idea of scholarships?
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Lacrosse or Kumon? Which activities best prepare a young child for college?
Many believe that certain activities will give their child a leg up on the competition when it comes time to apply for college.
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100 weird scholarship ideas
Worried that your student is out of the running to receive scholarships to help pay for college? Fear not! There is plenty of scholarship money out there - you might just have to get a little creative.
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I won't qualify for financial aid, but I still need help paying for college
What can you do if you make too much for financial aid, but not enough to pay for college out of pocket?
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Should I pay for private elementary school or save for college?
Is it more important to pay for education now, or save for college?
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How younger students can build a competitive profile for the Ivy League schools
It's never too early to start thinking about your child's college application. Here are some things you can do now to prepare your child for the Ivy League.
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10 things you need to know about getting scholarships
When students are searching for scholarships, they must keep the following 10 things in mind to save time and reduce frustration.
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Will a high school part-time job help with college admissions?
A part-time job can have a big impact on a studentís college application and could even influence their career path for years to come. Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson's, shares four key questions that students should consider when looking for a part-time job.
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5 secrets to winning a college scholarship
The assumption that one has to be a perfect 4.0 student to win college scholarships has stopped a lot of talented students from even applying. Here are five secrets to winning a college scholarship that award recipients swear by.
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Automatic scholarships: New way to impact college planning
Looking for scholarships to help pay for college? Learn how the Raise.me platform helps students earn automatic "micro-scholarships" towards participating colleges for every milestone they achieve throughout high school.
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You're saying my financial advisor can help me plan for college?
Most parents and grandparent already know that they can open a 529 plan through an advisor, but what they may not realize is that advisors are also helping to make college attainable in other ways.
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Scoring an athletic scholarship
This year's World Cup has given us sports fever! In today's blog post, we discuss the realistic probability of achieving a sports scholarship, and why opening a 529 college savings account is an excellent back-up plan.
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Quirky scholarships just as good as traditional
Although college scholarships that aren't based on need or academics may make up only 2 percent of the total dollars out there, many experts say they are a good way for students to fill in the gaps to cover books, meals and other expenses.
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Economy shakes up college scholarships, financial aid
Two major trends are affecting the way college scholarships, grants and other financial aid are awarded.
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Selling the scholarship 529

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