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Creating College Lists 101: Spreadsheet Geography

Chalkboard with text creating collge lists 101In this lesson I’m going to make sure you know how to get around the Excel spreadsheet. I know that a lot a people figure out how to do something in an application, not just Excel, and never really learn any of the other features available. I know that’s the case for me. While putting together these lessons on how to use Excel, I’ve learned different ways of doing things. So I want to point out a few features and how to use them. + Read More

Who Pays for College Athletes Health Care?

Doctor with patient with knee injuryAll college athletes are required by the NCAA to have healthcare insurance. The NCAA does not mandate colleges to pay the healthcare costs for athletes. Should a player be injured, the parent’s insurance is considered the primary insurance for paying for the athlete’s injury costs. This shouldn’t come as a surprise since the term “student-athlete” was created so that colleges wouldn’t be held liable for sports related injuries. + Read More

15 Schools to Avoid if You’re Making a List of Affordable Colleges

faucet with money closed by corkIn case you haven’t heard, some colleges are more likely to provide you institutional scholarships and grants than others. Some are more generous with merit aid while others give better need-based aid. And just as some colleges are known for their aid, there are those that are known for the lack of it. In this post, I’m listing 15 colleges that you should avoid if you’re looking for significant help in cutting the cost of college. + Read More

Creating College Lists 101: Opening and Saving the Spreadsheet

Chalkboard with text opening and saving the spreadsheetIn this lesson I’m going to show you how to open and save the Excel spreadsheet. I know this is still pretty basic but I really want to emphasize the important of creating a backup file. While I’ve “write protected” some of the tabs to ensure a copy of the data is always available in the file, it doesn’t do any good when the file itself disappears. + Read More

9 Ways to Improve Your Chances of Playing College Baseball-Part 2

Person keeping baseball scorebookI’ve already listed four of the nine things that you can do that will improve your chances of playing baseball at the college level in a previous post. These tips aren’t going to make a D2 player into a D1 player. They will give the D2 player a better chance at actually playing college baseball on a D2 team. These are the things you can do off the field that will set you apart from other players. It isn’t just about having the best skills; it’s about making it as easy as possible for coaches to know that you have the skills and choose you over another player. + Read More

5 College Costs Infographics Worth Looking At

glass jar with money for collegeIf you believe a picture is worth a 1000 words or just have to communicate with someone who isn’t interested reading more than 140 characters at a time, infographics are for you. There are plenty of infographics on college costs that can be used as an introduction to topic. Of course, some are better than others. I think the following five college costs infographics are worth taking the time to look at. + Read More

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