Meet Our February College Scholarship Winner: Bryan

                                        By: Mia Myklebust   Congratulations to Bryan, the winner of CollegeMapper’s February College Scholarship Contest! Bryan is a high school Senior who is excited about attending college in the fall. He enjoys tennis and plays […]

Meet Our December College Scholarship Winner: Vanessa

By: Mia Myklebust   Congratulations to Vanessa, the December CollegeMapper College Scholarship Contest winner! This motivated young lady is a Junior in high school and has already starting figuring out how to finance her education.   Sunday through Friday (after school of course) Vanessa goes to her job as a receptionist at a tax office. Her […]

Tips When Filing the FAFSA [VIDEO]

Unfortunately for college applicants today, getting into college is only half the battle. Once they’re accepted most students have to figure out how to pay for their education. A great first step to take is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, often called the FAFSA. Filing this document can be a confusing process, but […]

Enter Our $500 College Scholarship Contest!

  Applying to college is tough enough without finding a way to pay for it. However, for most families, the cost of college is a huge factor in where and if a student applies. There are many great options out there that can help reduce the cost, (filling out the FAFSA is a great first […]

The Great Scholarship Myth

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   Scholarships, as parents think of them, do not really exist.  Not for the masses.  You can’t just “start applying for scholarships” and pay your way to college–not very easily.  It is not at all commonly done, and yet many parents persist in thinking that this is how kids pay for […]

How Can I Pay for College? An Interview with Lynn O’Shaughnessy

By: Susanna Cerasuolo, M.Ed.   How did you become interested in college admissions and finance? When my daughter was in high school, I had to figure out what to do with her and where she wanted to go to college.  In California, it is very hard to get into the top UC schools because California […]