Leading college admissions and financial aid strategist Scott Weingold deconstructs the mysteries behind getting into and paying for the right school for your college bound student. Scott has been recognized as the #1 college financial aid expert worth knowing about by CollegeStats.org.

What are the Most Common Scholarships? | College Made Simple

Hi this is Scott Weingold over at CollegeMadeSimple.com.  Today what I want to talk about are the most common scholarships, but before I get into that, I wanted to make sure everyone knows what to look for so that you don’t fall for scams. Read the rest of this entry »

Social Media and College Admissions

Hi, Scott Weingold here from College Made Simple, and today what I want to talk about is social media and how it could affect you for college admissions. A lot of things that people aren’t necessarily aware of, but I wanted to cover. Read the rest of this entry »

How College Admissions has Changed – Video | College Made Simple

Hi this is Scott Weingold over at CollegeMadeSimple.com, and today what I want to talk about is how college admissions has significantly changed.  The first thing I tell people is that you have to understand that colleges are businesses first and foremost.  A lot of times people think colleges have this utopian view that education comes first, above all else, and sometimes that’s the case, but more often than not the colleges are businesses. Read the rest of this entry »

Record College Applications for Class of 2015 – Video

Hi this is Scott Weingold over at CollegeMadeSimple.com, and what I wanted to talk about today was the fact that colleges are seeing significantly more applications than they ever have before and what you can do about it. Read the rest of this entry »

SAT-Optional Colleges

 

Hi this is Scott Weingold over at CollegeMadeSimple.com, and today what I wanted to talk about was SAT – Optional Colleges and that some schools actually don’t need to see your SAT or ACT scores in order to admit you, but you have to know the rules. Read the rest of this entry »

The Pros and Cons of Getting AP College Credit

 

Hi this is Scott Weingold over at CollegeMadeSimple.com, and what I wanted to talk about today was the pros and cons of getting AP credit.  In many instances it can save you a lot of money and also increase your chances of getting into some elite colleges.  So without further ado, we came up with three pros of AP credit and three cons. Read the rest of this entry »

The 4 Types of Parents in the College Application Process

 

Hi.  This is Scott Weingold over at College Made Simple, and today what I wanted to talk about was a new study that was done by Kaplan that showed that 77% of parents are now more involved in the college application process of their children than they ever were before.  They broke down the study into four types of parents which we thought was pretty neat. Read the rest of this entry »

The 5 Biggest Mistakes Parents Make in the College Funding Process… and What to do About Them

Hi.  This is Scott Weingold over at College Made Simple, and today what I want to talk about are five of the biggest mistakes that I see parents typically make when they’re going through the College Funding process.  This obviously isn’t all of them, but this is five of the big ones that we see. Read the rest of this entry »

The 4 Things to Look for in a College Savings Plan

Hi.  This is Scott Weingold over at College Made Simple. Today I’m addressing the different type of college savings plans available today, including the things every parent should be looking for in a college savings plan… as well as the pros and cons of each. Read the rest of this entry »

Are You Eligible for Need-Based Financial Aid?

If you’re like most families with teenage kids you want to know the answer to one very important question…

Is my kid going to get financial aid to help pay for college?

It’s the $64,000 question every parent with college bound kids wants to know.

But before you can get aid it is critical to learn the answer to this question… Read the rest of this entry »

3 Little Known Ways to Get More Free Money for College

Hello Scott Weingold here with the College Planning Network.

And today we’re going to cover “3 Little Know Ways To Get More Free Money For College

For parents with college bound kids in the near future, reality is about to set in. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Get More Financial Aid for College

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.

Colleges don’t always give you all the aid you are eligible for.

Sometimes, colleges hold money back.  And you have to ask for the money in a special way in order to receive it. Read the rest of this entry »

Are College Financial Aid Dollars Drying Up?

College bound students and their parents who are counting on financial aid to be there to help defray some of the cost of college are in for a bumpy ride ahead in the coming year. Read the rest of this entry »