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Colleges with Religious Affiliations 2015

church stain glass windowMost colleges first established in the Colonial period were designed to train religious leaders. Colleges were often founded by religious organizations and supported with public money. Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Brown all shared the primary purpose of preparing young men for the ministry, the major difference being theology. Today, these institutions no longer claim any religious affiliation although Harvard, Yale, and Princeton all still maintain Divinity/Theological Schools. + Read More

50-50 Highlights: 29 Private Colleges to Target for Financial Aid Opportunities

Archer and target for financial aidI’ve talked before about colleges most likely to provide merit aid. In this post I’m going to focus just on private 50-50 colleges and consider all financial indicators to create a list of best colleges for financial aid. For example, in previous lists I didn’t take into consideration loan default rates. I also limited schools by test scores which I don’t do in this list. + Read More

Want to be Recruited to Play in College? Draw Them a Map

Hand drawn mapIt doesn’t matter how many scouts or college coaches show up to a tournament if they don’t know you’re there. I remember one summer “showcase” tournament sitting in the bleachers behind home plate, pretty much by myself because it was over 100 degrees and if people couldn’t find shade, they left. Why was I still there? Since I had a towel to sit on, enough sun screen on to create a peelable layer, and my beat-up sun umbrella, I wasn’t much worse off than had I been in one of few pathetic shade spots near the dugout.
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The First Step to Avoid College Debt

Golden college grad chained to word debtAs the cost of college has sky-rocketed, students are accumulating more and more debt. You hear horror stories of student graduating with over $100,000, $150,000, or $200,000 in college debt just for an undergraduate education. And with tuition at some schools exceeding $60,000 a year, you have to wonder if that high student debt is simply the cost of attending college today? + Read More

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