Paying tuition

There is no reason that any student should pay full tuition for college. It just takes time and work to find different ways to pay. Scholarships aren’t just for the 4.0 GPA students, the athletes or the artist. The truth is: there are scholarships out there for everyone.

Service clubs, companies, and charities give out about $2 billion in private scholarships each year. Roughly 1 million students receive this support – meaning 1 out of 13 students wins a scholarship. The average of these scholarships is $2,000. So are you ready to start looking?

The following is a list of scholarships with corresponding links you can research and have an idea of what is out there:

Minority Scholarships. These scholarships are typically reserved for students from financially unprivileged backgrounds and ethnicities.

Employee Scholarships. Many employers, whether yours or your parents, offer scholarships to students just because of the relationship that exists between the two.

Wacky Scholarships. There are scholarships out there that are wacky enough for any student. Just type “wacky scholarships” into a search engine to find more.

School Year Scholarships. Whether you’re college or graduate school, there are scholarships available to students within every school year. Find your school year and apply today!

Scholarships by Personality Type. Did you know you can find scholarships to suit just about any personality trait or interest? Find scholarships that suit who you are, as a student, today.

Situational Scholarships. You can find scholarships to suit just about any situation within, they offer students from all walks of life the opportunity to fund their education.

This information was gathered from  http://www.fastweb.com/

 

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DREAMer’s Roadmap

Below you will find the link to the DREAMer’s Roadmap page. They help undocumented students find scholarship opportunities through a mobile app. 

Why DREAMer’s Roadmap?

For years undocumented students have struggled more than permanent residents or citizen students in everyday situations. But when senior year of high school comes around it becomes one of the hardest year for an undocumented student. This is the year when most students find out that they don’t qualify for FAFSA and the majority of scholarships. First because they don’t have a social security number and second because they are not “legal” permanent residents or citizens of the United States. Many students by this point are discouraged and don’t believe that going to college is a possibility. That is why we they very proud to provide the Dreamers Roadmap App for students across the country. Their tool will equip DREAMers to realize their full potential and path to college.

 (this information is directly from their website, please follow the link below)

http://www.dreamersroadmap.com/

ACT & SAT?

Colleges accept the ACT and SAT equivalently. Now, picking the test where you’ll perform the best in, is critical to your admission chances.

Here’s what you need to know to compare the exams:

  SAT ACT
Why Take It Colleges use SAT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships. Colleges use ACT scores for admissions and merit-based scholarships.
Test Structure
  • Reading
  • Writing & Language
  • Math
  • Essay (Optional)
  • English
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science Reasoning

Essay (Optional)

Length
  • 3 hours (without essay)
  • 3 hours, 50 minutes (with essay)
  • 2 hours, 55 minutes (without essay)
  • 3 hours, 40 minutes (with essay)
Reading 5 reading passages 4 reading passages
Science None 1 science section testing your critical thinking skills (not your specific science knowledge)
Math Covers:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra I & II
  • Geometry, Trigonometry and Data Analysis
Covers:

  • Arithmetic
  • Algebra I & II
  • Geometry and Trigonometry
Calculator Policy Some math questions don’t allow you to use a calculator. You can use a calculator on all math questions.
Essays Optional. The essay will test your comprehension of a source text. Optional. The essay will test how well you evaluate and analyze complex issues.
How It’s Scored Scored on a scale of 400–1600 Scored on a scale of 1–36

 

Graph taken from www.princetonreview.com where you can also try a free practice test for each and see how you score!

 

Below is a chart of the upcoming test dates & deadlines.

ACT Test Dates & Deadlines
ACT Test Date Registration Deadline ACT Scores Available
June 10, 2017 May 5, 2017 Jun. 20, 2017
SAT Test Dates & Deadlines
SAT Test Date Registration Deadline SAT Scores Available
May 6, 2017 Apr. 7, 2017 Jun. 8, 2017
June 3, 2017 May 9. 2017 Jul. 12, 2017

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