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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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Scholarships: Free Money for College

Disclosure: Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. Enter to win money for college in the Plan for College Sweepstakes1 According to How America Pays for College 2016, the national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, 19% of college costs were covered by scholarships in academic year […]

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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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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You’re Waitlisted for College—Now What?

If you are on the waitlist and need tips, check out this guest blog 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. A waitlist letter can be both hopeful and discouraging. It indicates that you met […]

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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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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Enter to win $1,000 in the Plan for College Sweepstakes

Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. Scholarships: Free Money for College Enter to win $1,000 in the Plan for College Sweepstakes According to How America Pays for College 2015, the national study by Sallie Mae® and Ipsos, 17% of college costs were covered by […]

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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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Win $5,000 for college for National Scholarship Month from Sallie Mae

Learn how you can win $5,000 from Sallie Mae from guest post writer, 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. November is National Scholarship Month. To celebrate, Sallie Mae is giving away $5,000 in its $5,000 Plan […]

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How to Maximize College Campus Visits with Free Tools from Sallie Mae

Disclosure: Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post. You can read about colleges online or talk to representatives at college fairs, but there is no comparison to actually visiting college campuses. Making college visits is very important in preparing for college because you need to see […]

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How to Choose the Best Tool to Find Scholarships

One of the best ways to save time searching for scholarships is to use a variety of tools – online and offline. In fact, I highly recommend that you should add tools to your scholarship search strategy. Diversity truly is the key to finding all scholarship opportunities available to you. I have seen too many students go to one website or app and get frustrated with it for a variety of reasons, but never explore other options. So, I want to encourage you to have a toolbox of scholarship resources.

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Before I share the best tools to find scholarships, I am going to discuss the main 3 questions you should ask when looking at one of the most common types of tools – scholarship databases or scholarship search websites.

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Why Every Teen Needs to Attend College Fairs With Tips from Sallie Mae

Disclosure: Please note that College Prep Ready was compensated by Sallie Mae for the content in this post.

One of the greatest ways to get your child exposed to the college environment and support your child’s journey in the college application process is to attend college fairs!

College fairs are a great way for students to learn about  different college programs, the college application process, the actual cost of college, and available funding to pay for college tuition. Additionally, being in the college fair environment can prove to be motivational for your child and can serve as an inspiration to build a strong college application to get into the best fit college. (more…)

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