This Smart Virginia Mom Got Her Son a $150,000 Scholarship

By Tim McFillin / August 22, 2019

How Did an Average Student Obtain Such a Massive Scholarship? In this audio interview, Tim McFillin of The College Funding Coach sits down with Tracy O’Grady, a military veteran and mother of two boys, to discuss how she and her husband prepared to pay for college for their two sons. Most notably, Tracy explores how…

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Consider Going Out of State for College

By Tim McFillin / August 14, 2019

In-State College Is Not Always Cheaper When I was in high school growing up in Vienna, VA, my parents told me “Tim, you can go to any school that you want……but it has to be in Virginia.” So, I did! The oldest of four, I proudly attended the University of Virginia, hoping to pave the…

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5 Common Myths About Paying for College

By Tim McFillin / April 12, 2018

With the help of financial advisors from, we’re going to debunk the most common myths about applying for student aid and paying for college. We’ll also talk about the point when investment returns outweigh your…

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