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woman looking at a list of colleges on a camputerIf you’re planning to create a college list, take a look at some existing lists before starting. It’s possible that you’ll find a couple that can save you a lot of time. If nothing else, a quick perusal might generate some new ideas or bring up some issues you hadn’t considered. Best of all-most of the lists are free.

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12 Days of Christmas 2017: Day 5

12 Days of Christmas 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.)

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

Five things to know.

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.


I know not everyone can or needs to buy my college search spreadsheets.

But if you’ve found my website useful this past year and are in the position to provide some financial support, I would sincerely appreciate it.

You can use the button below to pay to help support the content I create on this website.

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Thanks for your continued support and best wishes for the new year.

Michelle

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12 Days of Christmas 2017: Day 4

12 Days of Christmas Day 4(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.)

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

How to search and what to avoid.

4 Easy Steps to Find 254 Colleges for Potential Merit Scholarships

An average net price of over $30,000 suggests that regardless of the amount of aid being awarded, the school is still likely to be expensive.

4 College Recruiting Mistakes to Avoid When You’re the Best Player on Your Team

It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that you can judge your ability because you have played other teams and haven’t seen anyone as good as you.


I know not everyone can or needs to buy my college search spreadsheets.

But if you’ve found my website useful this past year and are in the position to provide some financial support, I would sincerely appreciate it.

You can use the button below to pay to help support the content I create on this website.

And if you can’t afford to contribute, please share this website whenever you have chance.

Thanks for your continued support and best wishes for the new year.

Michelle

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12 Days of Christmas 2017: Day 3

12 Days of Christmas day 3(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.)

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

Three wake-up calls about college financial aid and recruiting.

3 Hard Truths About Financial Aid

For the majority of families, the EFC is going to be much higher than they anticipated.

3 Reasons Why Your Kid’s Good Grades Won’t Pay for College

Yes, your teen may have great grades and test scores. But are they substantially better than everyone else’s that attends the colleges she’s applying to?

3 Types of Players that Don’t get Recruited by Colleges

Players with low grades and poor test scores who are counting on their athletic accomplishments getting them into college are likely to be very disappointed.


I know not everyone can or needs to buy my college search spreadsheets. But if you’ve found my website useful this past year and are in the position to provide some financial support, I would sincerely appreciate it.

You can use the button below to pay to help support the content I create on this website.

And if you can’t afford to contribute, please share this website whenever you have chance.

Thanks for your continued support and best wishes for the new year.

Michelle

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12 Days of Christmas 2017: Day 2

(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.)

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

Two fabulous downloads for those who join the Coffee Cup College Planning Facebook Group.

The Scholarship Toolkit

This PDF includes a review of 18 scholarship websites, valuable search tips and resources, and links to all state scholarship websites.

College Sponsors of National Merit Scholarships

A listing by state of all colleges that sponsor National Merit Scholarships. Includes number sponsored along with college characteristics such as test scores, acceptance rates, and financial aid information.


I know not everyone can or needs to buy my college search spreadsheets. But if you’ve found my website useful this past year and are in the position to provide some financial support, I would sincerely appreciate it.

You can use the button below to pay to help support the content I create on this website.

And if you can’t afford to contribute, please share this website whenever you have chance.

Thanks for your continued support and best wishes for the new year.

Michelle

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12 Days of Christmas 2017: Day 1

12 days of christmas day 1(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.)

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

In case you missed it this past year, one must read.

The Must Read Chart for all Parents Thinking about Paying for College

I’m not sure which is more shocking to families, their EFC or the fact that many state flagship universities are costing over $25,000.


I know not everyone can or needs to buy my college search spreadsheets. But if you’ve found my website useful this past year and are in the position to provide some financial support, I would sincerely appreciate it.

You can use the button below to pay to help support the content I create on this website.

And if you can’t afford to contribute, please share this website whenever you have chance.

Thanks for your continued support and best wishes for the new year.

Michelle


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Unfinished college applications dragging down your holiday good cheer?

Don’t miss the upcoming Facebook Live Session Denied/Deferred in the Early Decision Round: Now What? and learn the next steps to take to get past the rejection.

Evelyn Alexander, Certified Educational Planner and founder of Magellan College Counseling, will provide you with the information you need to help your teen refocus her efforts to ensure she has plenty of good options to choose from and everyone can enjoy the holidays!

This FREE session will be this Monday, December 18, 1:30 pm Central Time on the DIYCollegeRankngs Facebook page. Enter your name and email below to get a reminder so that miss your chance to ask Evelyn questions.

Denied/Deferred in the Early Decision Round: Now What?

“College Essays: Tips to Make Them Shine”

“College Applications: How to Rock December”

50-50 Highlights: Best Financial Bets for Public Universities

graduate holding money represent public colleges best financial betsA few years ago I did a post on Best Financial Bets for 50-50 Public Universities. The idea is to create a list of public schools that accept at least 50% of students and have at least a 50% graduation rate and are likely to be affordable through either merit or need-based financial aid. I’ve decide to update the list using simpler criteria which increased the number of colleges on the list. Ultimately, I ended up with 66 50-50 public colleges as best financial bets. If you aren’t interested in the gory details of how I came up with the list, just skip to the end to see the entire list. Continue reading

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