A full-ride scholarship is somewhat like a magical unicorn in the college process. Many families count on their academically gifted or super-star student athlete receiving one and yet, when admission decisions come back, a scholarship offer of this magnitude rarely materializes. While, like the fictitious unicorn, there are many stories of their existence, do students actually receive awards that cover all of their college expenses? Some, but not many, do. The reality is that at most colleges, the majority of families are paying something (if not a lot!) for tuition and fees. According to a recent analysis of National Postsecondary Student Aid Study data by Mark Kantrowitz cited in The Washington Post, only 1.5% of students are getting enough grants and scholarships to cover 100% of their college costs. How can you maximize the chances your child will be one of the chosen few? Find out tips on The Insider blog.
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