College Parents of America recommends all families look for free money for college in the form of grants and scholarships. A couple of notes about how to make the most of your college search process.
College Parents of America discourages any effort to pay for a scholarship search service. Today, through Scholarship America and affiliates of National Scholarship Providers Association, it is easier to recognize legitimate scholarship search services. It is important to also recognize that many of the free scholarship search services, though providing a useful service, are highly commercial and in order to fund their services frequently sell leads or the names it receives through your registration process.
Lastly, not everything that is called a scholarship is a scholarship. In the case of colleges and universities, scholarships that are not awarded on particular criteria or achievements are in reality just another name for a discount. Therefore it is vital to evaluate and compare the accurate "net cost" of the schools that your student may attend. Although it is difficult to refuse a $10,000 scholarship from a $30,000 tuition college, the scholarship award should be evaluated in the context of the net cost to your family.
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