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4 Things You Should Be Doing to Boost Your Scholarship Application

With the cost of college constantly on the rise, seeking out a scholarship is a no-brainer for the qualified candidate. But with the application pool ever growing and the competition always intensifying, how can you set yourself apart? Here are four ways to get ahead in the race for college scholarships and grants. Diversify Your […]

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Adult Student Scholarships

Yes, Adult Student scholarships do exist! Yes, there are adult student scholarships with your name on it! I want to congratulate you on making the great decision to further your education to help you in your current or new career! I am sure you’re wondering how you will pay for your college degree. If you […]

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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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The First REAL Step of the College Prep Process for Your Teen

Do you know the first REAL step of the college prep process for your teen?

If you guessed research colleges or explore careers or college majors, those are parts of the college planning journey after the first step of college prep. If you want to learn the REAL first step in college planning and how this will help you to help your child get into the best-fit college, keep reading!

  Taking the right step will help your teen get into the best-fit college!

When it comes to your child’s college education, you want your child to get into the best college for him or her with access to a world of possibilities. How do I know? You are still reading this article which will teach you how to help your college-bound teen establish the right foundation for successful college admissions. The major benefit is that your teen taking the right action can lower college tuition costs which help you keep more money in your bank account. The first step in college planning is critical to your child’s success in getting into college as well as financing your child’s college education.

These 2 Simple Steps Will Help Your Teen Take the Right First Step


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Get the Answers to Your Burning College Prep Questions!

Do you have questions about how to pay for your child’s college education without draining your retirement? Do you wonder how you will juggle your busy life AND still find time to help your child build a strong college application to get into college? Are you overwhelmed by all of the college prep information out […]

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The Number One Tip to Help You Find More College Scholarships Today

One of the major reasons that your child may find it difficult to find more college scholarships is because he or she isn’t organized in the scholarship searching process. It all begins with a scholarship profile! Once your child gets organized with the searching process, he or she will know where to go and save time!

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Watch the video below and then leave me a comment stating if your child’s scholarship profile is ready. (more…)

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12 Myths about the College Prep Process

In honor of 12/12/12, I compiled a list of 12 common myths about the college prep process. It is important to make sure future college students and families have accurate information to make the best decision regarding college selection and financing college. Make sure you don’t get distracted with these misconceptions! It is okay to wait […]

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College Scholarship Searching Strategies for the Holidays

Holiday breaks are just around the corner and students everywhere are looking forward to sleeping in, relaxing, and doing pretty much a lot of nothing.  Who can blame them?  As much as students deserve a break, however, using this break time wisely will be a much smarter choice in the long run.  As high school […]

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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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