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50-50 Highlights: Colleges with the Best Financial Aid

boy digging for buried treasure representing colleges with most generous financial aidThe list of 50-50 colleges and universities is designed to provide students and their families with options for good schools where students are likely to be admitted. What makes a 50-50 school even better is when it provides generous financial aid. This can come in the form of scholarships and need-based grants. And quite a few 50-50 colleges do and are worth looking into. Continue reading

College’s Prices as Simple as Pie: Catching up with TuitionFit on FB Live


Everyone knows that most students don’t pay the full sticker price for college. Now you can find out how much other students are actually paying by using TuitionFit for free. All you have to do is upload a copy of your financial aid award.

We’re going to be talking with Mark Salisbury, founder of TuitionFit.org, to ask him about his findings based on the financial aid season so far.

Parents of high school seniors and those who help them need to make the time to watch Wednesday’s Facebook Live to find out how they can benefit from participating in TuitionFit.

It will be on the DIYCollegeRankings Facebook Page, Wednesday March 20th, 7:30 pm CST. Get your questions ready and I’ll see you there.

9 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Playing College Baseball-Part 2

keeping score book representing one way to improve chances of playing college baseballI’ve already listed four of the nine things that you can do that will improve your chances of playing baseball at the college level in a previous post. These tips aren’t going to make a D2 player into a D1 player. They will give the D2 player a better chance at actually playing college baseball on a D2 team. These are the things you can do off the field that will set you apart from other players. It isn’t just about having the best skills; it’s about making it as easy as possible for coaches to know that you have the skills and choose you over another player. Continue reading

Why People Waste Their College Visits

Student on college visitWhen people talk about college visits, it’s usually to give advice about questions to ask and places to visit while you’re on campus. There’s also the issue of how much importance to place on the official campus tour and student guide. No one stops to ask what “kind” of college visit is intended. Yes, there are different kind of visits. There are actually three different types of visits. Continue reading

9 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Playing College Baseball-Part 1

Baseball pitcher practicing to improve chances of playing college baseballHere are nine things that you can do that will improve your chances of playing college baseball. These aren’t about improving specific baseball skills, although that may happen. It’s about giving you the edge over another player who has the exact same stats and ability ratings as you do. In other words, these suggestions aren’t going to make a D2 player into a D1 player. It is about making it as easy as possible for a college coach to recruit you from the hundreds of other players that he has to choose from. Continue reading