What you need to know
With total four year costs for some private colleges approaching $240,000, most parents worry about how they will pay for college. However, fewer than half of all students and their families will have to pay the full "sticker price". In fact, the average award for students amounts to 53% of total costs. If you do not qualify for "need-based" aid (according to the federal formula) there are funds available for academic achievement, athletic ability, and specific talents or backgrounds.
Right College for Me, LLC can help you find and position yourself for these scholarships. We can also help you determine which colleges provide the best return on investment by considering factors such as a college's success in propelling students to great graduate schools and rewarding careers.
Last year, $9.5 billion in scholarships were awarded to deserving students, and you do not need straight A's and perfect SAT scores to qualify. Almost all of the colleges ranked in the top 500 (top 10%) by Forbes magazine offer merit scholarships. Colleges ranked between #30 and #500 are motivated to further improve their standing and will often make attractive offers to students with good grades and/or combined SAT scores exceeding 1800. At Right College for Me, LLC, we know which colleges are most likely to make you these offers.