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Category Archives: Paying for College

Pros and Cons of Going Back to School During Retirement

Pros and Cons of Going Back to School During Retirement

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Whether this is true or not can be debated, but it definitely doesn’t extend to people. No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to learn something new — and in fact, learning something new helps preserve mental health. If you’ve fostered a […]

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Finance

The A-Z Guide for Filing the FAFSA

Do you have a high school senior in the midst of the college application season with questions about the FAFSA? Whether you believe that your child will qualify for aid or not, there are advantages of your child filing the FAFSA. Keep reading to get access to everything that you need to know about the […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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National Nurse’s Week: Nursing Scholarship Search Tips for K-12 Students

Welcome to my nursing scholarship blog post series dedicated to current and future nursing students as well as nurses in the field who want to get additional certifications and education in honor of National Nurses’s Week! I want to dispel the myth that there are college funding opportunities for those pursuing a career in nursing […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Finance

Understanding Your Financial Aid Award Letters

Disclosure: Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. Understanding your financial aid award letters is crucial in paying for college. Check out these tips from Sallie Mae! After the college acceptance letter, your financial aid award letter is the next most important one you’ll get. […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Debt

How to Graduate from a College or University without Getting into Debt

Do you want to start a new course, but you’re worried about getting into debt while you are a student? This is a common fear amongst students because it could take many years to pay back the money you borrow while you’re in college or university. Despite this, many students manage to graduate without building […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Pay

How America Pays for College 2016

Sallie Mae and Ipsos are proud to present How America Pays for College 2016, an annual study of students and parents — and how they’re paying for college. Here’s a few insights from Temeka Easter, Senior Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae. Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Student

Get Motivated to Find and Win Scholarships with Naphtali Bryant

There is no question that searching and applying for scholarships can be challenging at times. However, you can’t give up! Read Naphtali Bryant’s story and be inspired to go out there and win those scholarship dollars! My parents divorced when I was 16. My brother and I felt lost. We lived a very happy life up until […]

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3 Tips to Get You Ready for National Decision Day

Decision time is near for millions of high school seniors! Get all of the details in this guest post from Temeka Easter, Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae. Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. May 2 is National Decision Day—the designated deadline for high […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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College Signing Day: How Will You Pay for College?

Congratulations to all of the students who made the great decision to further develop themselves by going to college on College Signing Day 2016! I am glad that there is so much attention on the topic of attending college with the Reach Higher and Better Make Room initiatives led by Michelle Obama. This day wouldn’t […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Financial, Aid

Your REEL Guide to the FAFSA from Sallie Mae

The FAFSA is a crucial process for future and current students to help cover the costs for college education. Get the latest information on the FAFSA from today’s guest writer, Temeka Easter, Director of Social Media at Sallie Mae. Disclosure: Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this […]

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How Much Will College Cost Me?

Determining how much you will pay for that coveted college diploma can seem like an overwhelming task, but it’s easier if you know where to begin.

Let’s start by examining the average sticker prices of a few main types of institutions.

Sticker Prices

The U.S. Department of Education’s 2010-2011 report of college costs will give you an idea of how much attendance will cost you. (more…)

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College Success Spotlight: Tiffany Aliche

Parents, let’s face the facts about a topic that needs to be addressed more, personal finances. I believe that parents have the wonderful opportunity to model and teach their kids heading to college about how to manage money wisely. I remember a student living in my dorm who would buy pizza for the entire floor […]

About Ashley Hill

Ashley Hill is a Scholarship Search Strategist who is passionate about teaching stressed and overwhelmed corporate moms how to pay less for their college bound child’s college education so that they can help their children to get into their best-fit college with ease. She is the author of The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now and The Ultimate Guide for Finding and Winning More Money for College Now: Nursing Edition.

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Financial, Aid

5 Financial Aid Planning Tips Every Parent Needs to Know

Financial aid makes attending college possible for many students. It comes in various forms and amounts, but the process of paying for college starts long before the acceptance letter arrives. Here are some things to keep in mind about financial aid so that the college dream becomes a reality for you. 1. Submit the FAFSA […]

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