12 Days of Christmas 2016: Day 5

(I’m taking a break from regular blogging and newsletters during the holidays. Hope you enjoy the DIY College Rankings version of the 12 Days of Christmas. The following contains affiliate links.)

On the fifth day of Christmas, DIY College Rankings wrote to me:

5 Financial Aid Strategies Parents of Sophomores Need to Know Before the Spring Semester

Yeah, I know it’s cutting it close for this one to be useful, but still worth a read.

5 Rules About Paying for College That Most Parents Don’t Know

If you only have a limited amount of time to look for scholarships, your best bet is look for colleges that provide the most money.

5 Reasons to Know Your EFC Before You Even Apply to College

Knowing your EFC means that you can apply to schools most likely to meet your financial needs.

5 Ways You Can Undermine Your Chances After Submitting Your College Application

According to the National Association for college Admission Counseling, the most common reason for colleges to revoke admissions offers was final grades.

5 Financial Mistakes that Can Limit Your Chance of Playing Your Sport at the College Level

I think all parents of 12 year-olds playing a sport should have to sign a form that states they understand that most college athletes do not receive full-ride scholarships.


Suggestion to help take control of the college admissions process

How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

I have to admit that I haven’t read this one yet. And while I’m interested, I have to admit that since it’s too late for parenting my son (he’s applying to grad school), I wonder if it would just add to my guilt. But those with a few years of parenting left, this might be a good read.

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