Category Archives: Scholarships

Choosing the right college for you: Part II – Financial Aid

Welcome to the second post of our new series on choosing the right college for you. Last time, we discussed the role that the cost of college can play in your decision making process. Another aspect of that issue will … Continue reading

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How to Afford College: 5 Tips For Saving College Funds

Here’s a hard-to-swallow but easy-to-understand three-word fact for you: College isn’t cheap. And it doesn’t appear to be getting any cheaper. Cornell Economics Professor Ronald Ehrenberg pointed out that tuition has been known to “regularly outstrip growth in median family … Continue reading

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How To Apply For Financial Aid For College

Applying for college is a long, multi-step process. Even after you get in, there remain many important questions, especially: how are you going to pay for college? Never fear, that’s why College Compass is here! Applying for financial aid can … Continue reading

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A Brief History Of The PSAT/NMSQT

A Brief History of the PSAT/NMSQT: Money Makes the World Go ‘Round. Okay, so that would be too brief. If you’re still reading, you probably want the full scoop, so here goes…  The PSAT/NMSQT is no ordinary standardized test. As the … Continue reading

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How Do I Become a National Merit Semifinalist?

The National Merit Scholarship is an honor awarded to 2500 high school students every year to recognize their academic excellence. Bill Gates, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos all count themselves as members of this elite … Continue reading

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