College Financial Aid

College financial aid is a complicated issue, and it seems like there’s almost too much information out there, making it difficult to figure out what applies to your family’s situation.  We’ve curated some resources here to try to simplify the issues, and so you can have a number of resources related to college financial aid … Read more

A Practical Approach to Getting College Scholarships

This article was published in the Orange County Register last weekend.  It’s an amazing story of how a not-straight-A student with not-top test scores ended up getting college scholarships – over a million dollars worth. This student and his family are similar to many of the students with whom we work:  the student has good … Read more

College Scholarships

Most parents with high-performing students assume that their straight-A, top-scoring student will be offered many college scholarships.  They are frequently shocked and disappointed when they realize that many top-tier colleges don’t offer merit-based scholarships – getting in is the only reward these schools give! This article summarizes three mistakes and assumptions people make about financial aid … Read more

The Truth About Athletic Scholarships

By Jennifer Stephan Any parent who has a child who plays sports has certainly heard other parents on the sidelines of games/meets/matches etc… talk about athletic scholarships.  Who has gotten one, who will get one (even if the child is very young) and how to get one (again, even if the child is very young) … Read more

Merit Scholarship Advice

My friend, scholarship expert Nancy Paul offers great advice for families looking for merit scholarships for their students. Below is her first in a series of videos. If you go to her website,, she will send you her 7 Secrets of Scholarship Success.

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