Last week was a great week and thank you to all those who asked me questions on twitter @CollegeCashMan, and t o my new newsletter subscribers. Heres a summary of what I put out this week, and a couple of other funny articles.
For every ten parents that think applying for small scholarships are waste of time, there is that one mother who knows that staying out of debt is cheaper than the hour someone may spend applying for more aid. Checkout this article and understand avoiding student debt takes a multi-step approach.
Here I highlight my favorite twitter feeds for parents of college-bound teens that focus on real listed scholarships. Some great podcast finds out there hosted by @ScholarshipGuru, @ScholarshipCntr, and @Scholarships360
This week we dedicate the entire episode to being SAT and ACT ready, how that can affect so much when it comes to scholarships, admissions, and merit aid. Listen to the episode: [audio https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/cmmwordpress/Podcasts/episode34.mp3]
$2500 Scholarships are available for many students that score well on the PSAT. Taking the PSAT is a great opportunity to not only practice for the real SAT, but also makes your student eligible for more merit aid, along with the pride of becoming a National Merit Scholar.
Worst Tweet of the Week
This weeks award goes to @tamara_kayyyy for the tweet that shows that some kids just hate the effort of scholarship applications. For any parent reading this, take heart! In all likelihood this student will do a poor job of paying attention, miss fine details, and ultimately not finish college if they expect everything to be handed to them. If your kid is competing for the same funds, their odds of winning just got better. Again, poor attitudes usually result in poor outcomes.