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How To Pay Less For College When Your Student Refuses To Do Scholarship Applications

Merit scholarships are a great way to pay less for college. But private merit scholarships aren’t the only way to use your student’s achievements and efforts to lower college costs.


I was speaking with a mom today who shared that her son, a high school sophomore, refuses to do “all those” scholarship applications.  This highly successful attorney told him she believes he’ll regret not having more choices about where he can go to college, but it’s his decision to get a job to contribute to the cost of his college education.


She was heart-broken.


She wants the best for her son.  And being able to pay for college is part of her goals.


I first responded by congratulating her and her son for having such an honest conversation about the cost of college.


Then I shared strategies to lower college costs with achievements in other ways that also allow him to contribute the cost of his own college education.

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