Category Archives: Coffe Klatch

ICYMI – Weekly Financial Aid Coffee Klatch – April 28 – May 4

Weekly summary coffee klatchLast week was a great week and thank you to all those who asked me questions on twitter @CollegeCashMan, and to my new newsletter subscribers. Heres a summary of what I put out this week, and a couple of other funny articles.

Interesting Post

THE START-UP ADVENTURE BEGINS FOR SCHOLARMAMA.COMFeatured Image -- 2291 by ScholarMama – Now this one is interesting, as it announces a proposed web app to help parents organize their scholarship search efforts online.

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The College Money Man Podcast – Episode Podcasting on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions36

Last week, we dedicated the episode to a discussion of changes in college funding, the decline of smaller liberal arts colleges, and how this will effect merit aid. Listen to the episode: [audio https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/cmmwordpress/Podcasts/episode34.mp3]


Reblogs

Summer Before College Checklist by JLV College Counseling

THREE-PEAT: COLLIN COLLEGE STUDENT IS THIRD IN A ROW TO WIN SCHOLARSHIP by Collins College Cougar News

Scholarships Posted

SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition Scholarship

SES ADVISORS SCHOLARSHIP – $1,000

PATRIOT SCHOLARSHIP

FIRST FINANCIAL FOUNDATION 2014 SCHOLARSHIP – CALL FOR ENTRIES

Scholarship of the Week

SHOW YOUR COLLEGE LOVE SCHOLARSHIP – Offered by Popp and Associates, checkout their page to learn more about this $500 scholarship. Mindy Popp, founder and CEO is also our guest this week on the Podcast.

ICYMI – Weekly Financial Aid Coffee Klatch – April 21 – April 25

Weekly summary coffee klatchLast week was a great week and thank you to all those who asked me questions on twitter @CollegeCashMan, and to my new newsletter subscribers.It was a short week due to a family emergency, but we did get our podcast out last week on time and well received.

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The College Money Man Podcast – Episode 

Podcasting on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions35

This week we dedicate the entire episode to saving for college and what it takes to save for your college bound teen. Beatrice Schultz, host of College Smart Radio  [audio https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/cmmwordpress/Podcasts/episode34.mp3]


Scholarship of the Week

$2500 Scholarships offered through the NRAEF Due In AprilThis one is offered by Popp and Associates, an Admissions Consulting firm. The winner will receive a college scholarship in the amount of $500, and a charitable donation in the amount of $250 will be given to the winner’s high school, college or charity of choice.

 

 

 

ICYMI – Weekly Financial Aid Coffee Klatch – April 14 – April 18

Weekly summary coffee klatchLast 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.

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3 Tips for Parents Looking To Avoid the Golden Handcuffs of Student Debt

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.

My Top 6 Twitter Feeds For College-Bound Teens

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

The College Money Man Podcast – Episode Podcasting on scholarships, financial aid, and admissions34

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]


Scholarship of the Week

$2500 Scholarships offered through the NRAEF Due In April$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

Scholarships suck, bad 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.

 

 

 

 

ICYMI – Weekly Financial Aid Coffee Klatch – April 7 – April 11

Weekly summary coffee klatchI want to start off the week by saying thank you to all those who I tweeted with last week that enjoyed my new articles and my guest posts. Its always refreshing to meet new people and help students and their parents make the most of their financial aid opportunities.

Since I am starting to go through a lot of content each week, I have decided to wrap up the weeks activities by showcasing the content I put out, and the best curated content. I am highlighting the best article/post , you-tube video, and podcasts I managed to find all week. Also the worst tweet of the week concerning scholarships, financial aid, and admissions.

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3 Things No One Tells Parents About Scholarships Essay’s..And #3 Matters Most

We spend so much time as parents trying to find the scholarships that we can forget how important the essay is. It does get read, and it is used to gauge a lot about your child. So the putting effort to perfect the essay portion of the application package is critical.

My Top 8 Podcasts For Parents of College-Podcasting on scholarships, financial aid, and admissionsBound Teens

Here I highlight my favorite podcasts for parents of college-bound teens in admissions, financial aid, test prep, college advising, and everything in between. Some great podcast finds out there hosted by Lauren Gaggioli @HigherScoresLor, Sia Knight @SiaKnight, and Celeste Horton @CelestHorton.

Check out my favorite scholarship, financial aid, admissions, and SAT/ACT Test prep podcastsThe College Money Man Podcast – Episode 33

This week we dedicate the entire episode to financial aid and scholarships for homeless students and how families who are trying to help these kids out can still make sure they have a shot at solid education. Listen to the episode: [audio https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/cmmwordpress/Podcasts/episode33.mp3]


Scholarship of the Week

$2500 Scholarships offered through the NRAEF Due In April$2500 Scholarships for Hotel, Restaurant, And Hospitality Majors – Due April 23! – The NRAEF Scholarships are some of the the largest and most prolific in it’s industry. Your student can win for multiple years if they qualify. Why not take advantage and apply today.


Worst Tweet of the Week

the college money mans worst tweets of the week

This weeks award goes to @lessiasmore 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 she will do a poor job of paying attention, miss fine details, and ultimately not win. If your kids is competing for the same funds, their odds of winning just got better. Thanks Alessia for opting out so the motivated can move forward.  Quick note; poor attitudes usually result in poor outcomes.

 

 

 

 

ICYMI – Weekly Financial Aid Coffee Klatch – March 31- April 4

Since I am starting to go through a lot of content each week, I have decided to wrap up the weeks activities by showcasing the content I put out, and the best curated content. I want to highlight the best article/post , you-tube video, and podcast I managed to find all week. Also the worst tweet of the week concerning scholarships, financial aid, and admissions.

Published WorkTuition insurance and protecting your college investment

The Dirty Secret About College Refunds No One Talks About

This weeks podcast topic interviews John Fees, the president and CEO of NextGen Insurance, a company that specializes in insuring college student and their parents against unforeseen circumstances. Their GradGuard refunds the tuition of a student should they become sick or have a mental health episode. In addition we discuss R2T4, of the Return of Title IV Funds when you drop out of school early in the semester.

Time to wash up!
Time to wash up!

My Top Eight College #Admissions, #Scholarships, and #FinancialAid Twitter Feeds

Here I highlight my favorite feeds on twitter in the areas of scholarships, financial aid, and admissions. They offer such great content I recommend everyone follow these tweeters and gain all they can from the content they offer and curate.


Worst Tweet of the Week

This weeks award goes to @Er2DaLyn for the tweet that refuses to take responsibility for missing the deadline for a scholarships. Quick tip to anyone applying to any scholarships; take a lesson from Monica Matthews, a mother who helped her son win over $100K in scholarships: Deadlines Matter!

missed the opportunity to study abroad by missing the scholarship deadline