Colleges control over 95% of the money that students receive every year. With this in mind, here are 5 strategies to increase your student’s likelihood of receiving college grants and endowments which do not have to be repaid.
Apply to at least 10 schools: We have students apply to 10, get into 6 then leverage one school versus another.
Go back and visit your top 2–3 schools after acceptance: More often than not you will receive a letter offering more $$ after your second visit.
Don’t accept their first offer: Just like buying a pre-own car don’t pay “sticker” price. Schools have billions in their endowment funds just waiting for you to extract it.
Apply to the competitors of your top choices: Admissions officers know where you are applying. They will give more $$ just to not let their competition win.
Do volunteering and community service: This is one of the most important tips! Schools give money to those students who are most likely to give $$ back after graduating. They call it “the give back gene”.