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Want College Scholarships? These 4 Resources Will Help

Want College Scholarships? These 4 Resources Will Help

Most of my writing and speaking is about getting kids through college debt-free without scholarships—but people have been asking me lately, "Can kids apply for scholarships well before 12th grade—and then all the way through college?" Yes! Here, 4 great resources for...

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Debt-Free College Training—Fast and Easy

Debt-Free College Training—Fast and Easy

Watch just one of the short, succinct video trainings below, and you'll be on the fast track to getting the kids you love through college debt-free.  If you've got a bright, capable middle schooler or high schooler headed for college—you're probably wondering, "How...

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In College? Do This and Slash Your Student Loan Debt

If you're currently in college—or if you're a parent who's taken out dreaded Parent PLUS loans—you'd love for a hero in a red cape to swoop down and tell you how to slash your student loan debt. The hero is here. 1. Slash your student loan debt by applying for...

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12 Ways to Get Grad School Paid For

12 Ways to Get Grad School Paid For

So, your kid just got into graduate school or medical school. That's great! Now you're wondering, "What can students do to get their grad school paid for?" Here are the 12 ways to get grad school paid for that I give to my clients at GetIntoMedSchool.com. Share this...

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The Sweaty Truth About Sports Scholarships

The Sweaty Truth About Sports Scholarships

Parents of athletes fork out thousands to cover sports expenses over the years. Many wonder, "Is all this time, effort, and money going to pay off big when this kid gets to college?" Here, the sweaty truth about sports scholarships. 1. The truth about sports...

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My Best Debt-Free College Interview Yet

My Best Debt-Free College Interview Yet

To listen to my best debt-free college interview yet, click here. Listen while you're driving or getting ready in the morning, and you just might change the life of a student you love. In March of 2018 I was interviewed by Andy Earle, a Loyola Marymount University...

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That Local State University May NOT Be Your Bargain Option

That Local State University May NOT Be Your Bargain Option

Many parents have only one strategy for lowering college costs. Send the kid to the local state university. But is your local state university actually your bargain option — considering all the factors involved? The hidden costs of state university nobody talks about...

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Want More College Money? Avoid These Costly FAFSA Mistakes

Want More College Money? Avoid These Costly FAFSA Mistakes

If you’ll have one or more kids in college next fall—get your family first in line for financial aid money. You'll do this by filling out the FAFSA financial aid form as close to October 1st as you possibly can. You read that right—eleven months in advance. Are you...

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Which Colleges Are Still Taking Applications?

Which Colleges Are Still Taking Applications?

Ben and his parents sat up late at their dining room table, combing through all of Ben's college financial aid numbers one more time. Ben's dad ran his fingers nervously through his hair. The problem? It was already summer, and every college that had accepted Ben for...

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Whoa! Slow Down on Applying for Scholarships!

Whoa! Slow Down on Applying for Scholarships!

I recently read an article by a well-meaning man pushing kids to apply for more college scholarships. "Give up all your free time!" he said. "Come home every day and put in an hour or two applying for scholarships!" This sounds good in theory, but in reality--no kid...

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Hilarious Idea Makes Kids Eager To Apply For Scholarships

Hilarious Idea Makes Kids Eager To Apply For Scholarships

If you've got a child between the ages of 12 and 26, you know how difficult it can be to motivate him or her to want to apply for college scholarships. Try this entertaining strategy, one that other parents are using with great success. 1. Give your son a meager...

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Buy LAUNCH Before 1/11/17 — Get Bonuses Worth $248

Buy LAUNCH Before 1/11/17 — Get Bonuses Worth $248

Today I'm announcing the extra bonuses your family will receive if you purchase LAUNCH by January 11, 2017. Bonus #1 You and your immediate family will be invited to attend an online MasterClass with live Q&A with me, the author -- at no charge to you. This online...

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Want More Scholarships? GPA Matters Less Than You Think.

Want More Scholarships? GPA Matters Less Than You Think.

You'd love for your college-bound teen to get more scholarships, but you worry that his GPA just isn't high enough. Am I right? Well, worry no more. Good news. There are thousands of college scholarships available to students with GPAs as low as 2.50. I'll give you...

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Looking for Scholarships? Here are 1.5 Million of Them.

Looking for Scholarships? Here are 1.5 Million of Them.

Parents and students ask me all the time, "Where can we find scholarships to apply for?" Here are some places to look for scholarships—starting right now. Remember, scholarships are available to students in 8th–12th grades, plus all the way through college, and all...

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What’s College Life Like on an Army ROTC Scholarship?

What’s College Life Like on an Army ROTC Scholarship?

Military service isn't for everyone. But before you disregard the help that the U.S. military provides to college students, let's look at a few details about it. The U.S. military awards generous four-year college scholarships to students who: Are U.S. citizens...

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Top 5 Lies We Tell Kids About College

Top 5 Lies We Tell Kids About College

This post is a scary one. But read all the way down to the red print at the bottom and I'll give you a boatload of hope about college. 1. "If you don't get into a good college, you won't be able to get a good job when you graduate." This statement is completely and...

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6th Graders Need to Know THIS About Choosing Career

6th Graders Need to Know THIS About Choosing Career

"Jeannie, are you serious?  We need to talk to 6th graders about career?" Yes.  And if not in 6th grade, then as soon as possible after that.  Why?  Because when your child is in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade, his or her brain is growing faster than at any time since...

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Worried About the New PSAT Coming Up October 14th?

Worried About the New PSAT Coming Up October 14th?

Parents nationwide are worried about how standardized tests for college entrance are changing. If your child is taking the PSAT exam this coming October 14th, you may be wondering how it will be different from the old PSAT, and what your child should be doing in order...

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The TEDx Talk Every Parent Needs to Hear

Today I'm featuring a 16 minute TEDx talk on student loan debt by Adam Carroll. This is a must-listen for every parent.   Listen while you're getting ready for work in the morning, commuting, or cooking dinner.  It'll change everything you've ever believed about...

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Easily Get Into Harvard—And Pay 70% Less For It?!?

Easily Get Into Harvard—And Pay 70% Less For It?!?

Would you like your child to have a Harvard education, but without the nerve-wracking admissions pressure or astronomical tuition cost? If this sounds good to you, you might seriously consider the Bachelor of Liberal Arts (ALB) degree at the Harvard Extension School...

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Hi, I’m Jeannie Burlowski.

I am a full-time academic strategist, conference speaker, and author of the book “LAUNCH: How to Get Your Kids Through College Debt-Free and Into Jobs They Love Afterward.

My writing and speaking provide parents a clear, step-by-step checklist so they can set their kids up to succeed brilliantly in college, graduate debt-free, and move directly into careers they excel at and love.

For more than 20 years, I’ve helped students apply to highly competitive law, medical, business, and grad schools. I still do that from my website GetIntoMedSchool.com.

I am married, and my husband and I have a son and a daughter. We live in Minneapolis.

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