How Out-Of-State Students Can Get In-State Tuition On Demand Webinar

By Brock Jolly / September 15, 2020

Many students now attend public universities to reduce the cost of higher education. Unfortunately, students often face a huge premium if they want to attend a public university that is not in their state of residence. This can be very problematic if good public university options are limited within their own state. The good news…

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Step By Step Guide To Getting Cheap Textbooks For College

By Brock Jolly / August 11, 2020

This post was originally published on August 3, 2015. It was updated on August 11, 2020. You may have spent years focusing on GPA and extracurriculars; you may have spent time and money preparing for and taking the SAT/ACT, researching and visiting colleges, trying to figure out how to pay for college, trying to understand…

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OPM (Other People’s Money) A discussion on Scholarships

By Brock Jolly / May 11, 2020

Please join us for an enlightening and valuable discussion! Hear from a known expert in the field of finding and winning scholarships. Jocelyn was able to pay for her college education by earning $126,000 in scholarships. She has helped 1000’s of other students avoid college debt by finding OPM (Other People’s Money). Her experience, insights…

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The FAFSA Verification Process and Financial Award Letter

By Brock Jolly / February 28, 2020

Verification Does Not Mean You’re In Trouble Once you submit the FAFSA, and the government calculates your family’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), it will then be displayed on your Student Aid Report (SAR). The federal government or a specific college/university may then require verification of the information you supplied on your FAFSA. This is not…

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Understanding Your Student Aid Report (SAR)

By Brock Jolly / February 21, 2020

This article was updated on February 21, 2020. It was originally published on February 18, 2016. The Student Aid Report (SAR) is a confusing government-type report that summarizes the information that you provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Here are the important things to look at when you receive your report.…

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A Peek Behind the Curtain of College Pricing

By Brock Jolly / June 20, 2019

This article was originally published on March 16, 2013. It was updated on June 20, 2019. One of the biggest problems in planning to pay for college is that most parents simply don’t understand the rules of the game.  And it’s not as if the colleges are doing a great job of teaching us the…

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10 Options To Consider If You Can’t Pay Your Student Loan Bills

By Brock Jolly / January 7, 2017

If you are a high school senior who will attend college in the fall, you need to understand the pressure and burden that follows when you take out massive student loans to pay for college. If you are a college grad and currently staring down the barrel of an overwhelming student loan repayment, you already…

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Don’t Use Your 401(K) To Pay For College!

By Brock Jolly / July 18, 2016

As the cost of college heads for the stratosphere and student loans become more costly due to higher interest rates, many families may find themselves a bit cash-strapped and begin to look at their retirement fund (401k, 403b, IRA) to cover their education expenses. While it’s a natural tendency to want to do all you…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 3) – Frequently Asked Questions

By Brock Jolly / May 21, 2016

Q: How can I find out about what scholarships are out there? A: Your best scholarship research sources include: The Internet (try the free scholarship search engine located at the FastWeb website http://www.fastweb.com), your local community (contact your local chamber of commerce); and your high school guidance counselor. Q: Can I apply for a scholarship…

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The Private Scholarship Game (Part 2) – How To Increase Your Odds

By Brock Jolly / May 4, 2016

  High school juniors need to turn their attention to private scholarships now. There are many scholarships with applications that are due in the fall of the student’s senior year. If you delay this process due to procrastination or because you are preoccupied with upcoming summer activities, you could lose a major opportunity to get…

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