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Your Complete Pell Grant Guide: Are You Eligible?

Your Complete Pell Grant Guide: Are You Eligible? In today's world, the cost of college continues...

4 min 10/06/2023

How Much Financial Aid Can You Get? Cracking the Code on College Costs

As a parent, you want the best for your child's future, and higher education is...

09/25/2023

Do You Have to Pay Back College Financial Aid? Your Comprehensive Guide

Do I Have to Pay Back College Financial Aid? College education can be an expensive endeavor,...

4 min 09/21/2023

Understanding the PSAT: What High Schoolers Need to Know for Success

If you're a high school student, you've probably heard of the PSAT. But what is...

08/23/2023

College Aid Pro’s $1,000 No Essay Scholarship And Award Analyzer Update

We wanted to share a quick update with our families on our $1,000 No Essay...

3 min 05/02/2023

What is A Financial Safety School? Should You Have at Least One on Your College List?

A “financial safety” school is a college that you know your family can afford. It...

04/20/2023

Acceptance Letters VS Financial Aid Letters

What's the Difference Between an Acceptance Letter and a Financial Aid Letter? https://youtu.be/wAZJZKREB4w Acceptance Letters An acceptance letter...

4 min 04/14/2023

Weighted and Unweighted GPAs – Let’s Clarify Their Impact on Merit Money

Merit Scholarships: How do Colleges look at Weighted and Unweighted GPAs? Merit scholarships are a great...

04/07/2023

Free Money for College: Understanding Grants and Scholarships

  Free Money for College: Understanding Grants and Scholarships All schools offer free money, or "gift aid"...

02/02/2023

Can You Ask A College For More Free Scholarship Money?

What happens when you receive a scholarship award – but it’s still not enough to...

3 min 01/25/2023

CAP Report Card – Merit Scholarship Transparency Rankings

 The Importance of Transparency College Aid Pro’s (CAP) Mission is to End the Student Debt Crisis...

11/02/2022

6 Tips to Ensure You Don’t Go Broke Paying for College

6 Tips to Ensure You Don't Go Broke Paying for College Flip or scroll through the...

4 min 09/19/2022

Getting a Division 1 Athletic Scholarship

Getting a Division 1 athletic scholarship is not an easy task. However, if your student...

09/08/2022

Athletic Scholarships 101

Athletic scholarships for college are often misunderstood and assumed to be more available than they...

3 min 09/08/2022

What are National Merit Scholarships?

Most families in the college application process have heard the term "National Merit Scholarship" float...

3 min 09/08/2022

Do National Merit Finalists Get Full-Ride Scholarships?

Do National Merit finalists get full-ride scholarships? In some cases, yes! Previously, we wrote about what ACT...

3 min 09/08/2022

Can My Kid Get a Full-Ride Scholarship?

I was listening to a financial call-in program the other day and the topic of...

4 min 09/08/2022

What Are Talent Merit Scholarships?

Does your student have a special skill they have developed for years? Have they practiced...

3 min 09/08/2022

What Are Competitive Merit Scholarships?

When most people think about merit scholarships, they think of a competitive elimination process where...

09/08/2022

A National Merit Scholarship Success Story

I always love when parents share a merit scholarship success story! This one is from...

3 min 09/07/2022

How to Find Full Ride Scholarships

Full-ride scholarships pay the full price of attending a college.  This usually includes tuition, fees,...

09/07/2022

Top Two Resources for Finding Automatic Merit Scholarships

With the cost of college continuously on the rise, many college-bound students and their parents...

09/07/2022

5 Things Parents Need to Know About Private Scholarships

This was originally written for and published by Saving For College, adapted and expanded for...

09/07/2022

The 3 Best Free Online Resources for Athletic Recruiting

The best resources for athletic recruiting vary from athletic recruiting service websites to school sites...

09/06/2022

Ways to Pay for College: 5 Types of Merit-Based Scholarships

Merit scholarships can be one of the best ways to pay for college, especially if...

09/06/2022

How to Get a Full-Ride Scholarship from Your ACT or SAT Score

Wanting to get your student a free college education? Who doesn’t! The fact is, there...

3 min 09/06/2022

The 5 Types of Need-Based Financial Aid for College-Bound Families

Types of Need-Based Financial Aid When you receive a need-based financial aid package from a college,...

09/06/2022

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