The TRUTH About How To Get A Ton of Grants & Scholarships For College, And Why Most of Those "Scholarship Search Services" Are A Total Waste of Time



 


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We get a lot of questions about "Scholarship Search Services" (also called Scholarship Matching Services), and whether or not they're a legitimate way of obtaining funds for college. There are many services out there charging anywhere from $39 - $200 to match up students with specific "private" college scholarships they are supposedly "qualified" to receive, based on criteria such as age, GPA, hobbies, major, parents affiliations, extracurricular activities, etc.

With so many different types of college scholarships available, and with each one having their own specific set of criteria, it makes total sense to utilize a service to help you sort it all out, RIGHT?.

Maybe. But most likely NOT.

Why Private Sources of College Grants and Scholarships
Are Usually A Waste of Time

Here's the truth: There's not that many of them out there! In fact, less than 5% of all college financial aid comes from outside private scholarship sources.

If you really want to tap into this source of funding, most of this information is readily available at your high school or public library. And if you do decide to pursue this avenue, you'd better be prepared to put in some serious time and effort! .

 

 

How To Really Position Yourself For Getting The Maximum
Amount in College Scholarships and Grants

The bottom line? Most of the available college scholarships and grants can be obtained by knowing the ins and outs of the financial aid SYSTEM, applying LEGAL strategies within the system, and filling out your FAFSA, CSS PROFILE, and other aid forms in a way that positions you to receive the most "free money" financial aid possible.

In addition, another problem with obtaining private college scholarships on your own is that the Financial Aid Officer (FAO) at your chosen college will most likely deduct the amount of your award from your aid package, which means your college costs remain the same.

Here's an example:

Let's say you've chosen to attend college at UCLA and have been awarded a financial aid package of $8,000 ($5,000 in grants & scholarships; $3,000 in student loans).

Now on top of that, suppose you also apply for a college scholarship through a local Kiwanis Club that dad is a member of, and are awarded a $2,500 scholarship!

You've just reduced your college costs, right? Most likely not.

You see, all outside college scholarships you receive have to be reported to the school you're attending. And in most cases, your college will deduct the exact amount of your private scholarship from your $8,000 financial aid package. It'd be great if the reduction is in the loans portion of your package, but it's usually from the grants & scholarships side.

What just happened? You reduced costs for the college, not yourself. All that time and effort for nothing!

Anyway, if you want to know the REAL DEAL on how to get the maximum amount in "free money" grants & scholarships for college, I suggest you get your hands on "The No B.S. Guide To Getting Maximum College Financial Aid".

If you haven't yet reserved your copy, click on the link below and do so today ...

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P.S. You can click here to read a consumer alert about College Scholarship Search Services, posted by the Federal Trade Commission.

 


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