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Many families, particularly those that won’t qualify for need-based financial aid, are counting on scholarships to help pay for college. How then can a student maximize their scholarship funding? Well, contrary to popular belief, it’s not by going online and applying for every scholarship under the sun. The colleges themselves are, by far, the best—and most overlooked—source of scholarship funding. College Coach’s Shannon Vasconcelos explains on the TeenLife blog why students should look at their college list as the primary tool in their scholarship search process.

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Written by Shannon Vasconcelos
Shannon Vasconcelos is a college finance expert at College Coach. Before joining College Coach, she was a Senior Financial Aid Officer at Tufts University and Boston University.