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Discounts or Scholarships? 50% off a College Education?

It may sound strange, but if your family received a “scholarship” to buy a car would it lead you to buy it?  We encourage college parents to consider the implications for your own college admissions experience and be careful to understand the difference between a true scholarship from what would otherwise be viewed as a […]
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Identifying Scholarship Scams

  (photo from flickr user jepoirrier) A new article on scholarship scams is out in the most recent edition of The CostcoConnection. It provides helpful tips, including some information from College Parents of America.  
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A “Friendship for a Lifetime: My NSCS Experience”

First day. Freshman year. Alone. Nervous. It was like being a baby bird, and then your mother comes home to nest one day and tells you, “Go ahead. Fly.” I stood on the campus of Howard University in a daze. Upperclassmen brushed past me, hurriedly running to class. Everyone seemed so…busy. It was hard to focus even. But slowly and surely I got that hang of it, and things became fluid. I loved my classes.
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Scholarship Program Launched in Honor of Doug Laughlin

Note: For 2013 & 2014,  College Parents of America is not currently offering scholarships. I’m very pleased to devote my column today to the launch of the Doug and Grace Laughlin Family Scholarships, a new dual scholarship program named in honor of our organization’s founder. The scholarships are intended to assist first-generation college students and exceptional student leaders to meet the rising cost of a college education.