When you write your college essay, be original and stand out -- in a good way!

College Essay – Be Original

When writing a college essay, you need to be original and stand out -- but in a good way. Try these tips.

Scholarship Mom Tip #70: Proofread Scholarship Applications

Scholarship Mom Tip #70: Proofread Scholarship Applications

Checking your own work can be challenging when you've looked at it so much the words have run together. Have a parent, teacher, or counselor proofread scholarship applications before you submit.

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Calculating the College ROI: Is College Really Worth the Cost?

Everyone knows a college education is a valid goal, but it makes sense to step back and consider why. Rankings of "best" are fine, but what are your own reasons for pursuing a college education? Keep these in mind to make sure your college choice is, in fact, the best place to enroll to meet them.

Parent College Coach Tip #10: Embrace Tough Love

Parent College Coach Tip #10: Embrace Tough Love

Tough love. It's a parenting tool every parent dreads; but in the college process, it's invaluable.

Scholarship Mom Tip #66: Tweet Now Regret Later

Scholarship Mom Tip #66: Tweet Now Regret Later

This week, we take a look at some actual tweets from students. If you were awarding scholarships, would any of these make you think the money was better given to someone else?