Wednesday, March 27, 2019

How You Can Satisfy Your Curiosity about Free College





Recently I was interviewed for The Southern California Writers Showcase. This is a group of over 2,000 writers from Long Beach, south through Orange County, to the Inland Empire and even to the East Sierras. You can read the entire interview by clicking HERE. The interviewer was one of their writers, Jeanette Fratto. She’s a published author of a series of fascinating novels whose main character works in the probation department in Orange County, California. The questions I was asked in the interview were insightful, and I tried to keep my answers informative and succinct.

One question she asked was a first for me. She asked me to share a success story of one of the students who used all the tactics contained in my book, Free College. I told her about Mia, one of my students who was offered full-ride scholarships by Harvard, Yale and MIT. When she came home from a free trip to visit Yale and MIT, she was confused.

I asked her five questions about the colleges so she could focus. Were they accredited? Did they teach what she wanted to study? Were they well known in this field? Did they offer her the same amount of money, and/or would she have debt left to pay? Did she like the people she met there? She answered yes to all of them. I told her she was in luck. There was no bad decision. She could flip a coin. She was relieved.

Then Mia came back from visiting Harvard, again on their dime. She was confused all over again. I asked her the five questions once more. She answered the same for all of them. So I asked her where she felt the most comfortable. It was MIT, and she graduated from there with honors four years after her high school graduation.

It’s fun doing interviews. The questions allow me to zero in on what people want to know. Then I can advise them better. When I taught, my goal was to help students reach their goals. To do so, most students needed to go to college. I learned how to assist them, and later, when college costs soared, I showed them how to win lots of scholarships. I continued after my retirement. I did extensive research on how students earn the most free scholarship money, and wrote Free College

I hope all families learn the sixteen defining habits of successful scholarship winners I discovered and included in my book. By following the step-by-step guide I created, their kids can graduate from college debt free too. Everyone should be able to start their lives after college with no debt and a bright future, like Mia.


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If you’re interested in learning more, you can follow me on Twitter, @ElizaWallace27 or click on the image of my book, Free College, at the top right corner of this page. It will take you to Amazon, where you can read more about my book, and buy it. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

You Don’t Need to Bribe Your Way into College





Plenty of students do it the old fashioned way. They fulfill all the admission standards, complete the  A-G requirements, earn a high GPA, score well on the ACT or SAT and apply, all without the aid of “admissions consultants”. For many decades the ├╝ber-rich have given massive endowments to prestigious universities resulting in special treatment for their children. This is not new. Recently, however, it wasn’t the universities which received massive “gifts”, but counselors and coaches. Now people are going to jail. Both methods of gaming the system are, in my opinion, unethical.

Instead, learn what successful, honest students and families do, and follow their lead. Successful students fulfill all the admission standards listed above, of course, but they don't stop there. Often students take extra courses in math, science and foreign languages instead of focusing on just one of the three subjects. Families have their eye on the prize early, and don’t need to resort to extreme or illegal measures. They send students to summer college enrichment courses beginning as early as elementary school. Since these are in subjects the students enjoy, it’s fun for them and not a burden.

By following the step-by-step guide in my book, Free College, families learn the sixteen defining habits that have allowed thousands of students to not only go to college, but to do so with scholarships. Many of them received far better scholarships than those “purchased” illegally by celebrities. Most students don’t need help from outside professionals, honest or otherwise. They rely on the expertise of their local high school counselor. Every high school should have at least one counselor who is the go-to expert on everything college. If your school doesn’t have such a person, follow the suggestions in my book to find a mentor.

Students researched for the writing of my book paid no specialists or bribes. They went to the colleges of their choice, even USC, and with scholarships. Your children can too. Click on the image of my book, Free College, at the top right corner of this page to buy it from Amazon. Start now, and do all the right things. No one needs to go to jail.

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If you’re interested in learning more, you can follow me on Twitter, @ElizaWallace27.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

You Can Prevent Your Children from Needing College Loans




Hundreds of thousands of high school graduates sign up for student loans each year because their families didn’t know the defining habits of successful scholarship winners. It wasn’t their fault. They did they best they could, but their efforts fell short. No one told them about my book, Free College. Or, perhaps their children grew up before I finished writing my book. For that, I apologize. If you’re intrigued, you can stop right here, click on the image of my book in the right hand corner of this page, and buy it right now.

The last decade or more of my teaching career, all of my seniors went to college, all with scholarships. Many were awarded a full-ride. While I was thrilled for them, I was disappointed more hadn't earned enough to pay for all four years. These students ended up taking out student loans, and are still in debt today. I wondered if there was some “secret sauce” that allowed the most successful to win so much free money for college. I was too curious to let it go, and conducted extensive research to discover exactly why some students earn a full ride scholarship, while others are awarded just a few thousand dollars. I discovered there are sixteen defining habits shared by the most successful scholarship winners. Those who do only some of them earn less cash .

How would you feel if you knew there was a way to prevent a terrible mishap, but didn’t have the information needed to avoid it? That’s how you’ll feel if you don’t learn the simple steps to help your children earn a full ride scholarship. When you spend a few dollars to buy my book, you’ll learn how to help your children qualify for more college scholarships. Once you do, tell family and friends about Free College, and where to buy it. Billions of dollars in scholarships go unclaimed every year. It’s tragic and avoidable.


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If you’re interested in learning more, you can follow me on Twitter, @ElizaWallace27 or click on the image of my book, Free College, at the top right corner of this page. It will take you to Amazon, where you can read more about my book, and buy it. 

Friday, March 8, 2019

Don’t Waste Your Spring Break




If you use your time wisely, you can have fun now, earn scholarships for college and avoid needing student loans. You’ve seen all the movies about Spring Break, beach parties, camping trips, and even trips abroad. But if you plan ahead a little, you can enjoy yourself and still avoid joining thousands of people who will be making loan payments for decades.

Spring Break is in March for some high schools and colleges, and in April for others. No matter when your time off falls, you probably have nine days of freedom from classes. That’s over two hundred and sixteen hours. Don’t sleep the whole time. Don’t spend it all hanging out with your friends. Set aside ten hours to help secure your financial future.

Right now, decide if you’re going to apply for nine scholarships all at once, split them up or spread them out over the nine days. Then, take out your phone or day planner and mark when you’re going to do this. If you’ve applied for one already, you know how long it takes to fill out an application. Block out the time you need, so nothing will get in the way later.

Next, make a list of online sites where you know you can find scholarships. You can use Twitter, or your search engine to find them. If you go to my Twitter page, @ElizaWallace27, you’ll find I retweet at least three scholarships each day. Other sites are dedicated to scholarships; @scholarships360 and @PayingForSchool are two such sites. If you do this before making other plans for Spring Break, you’ll have far more flexibility and be able to do both, have fun and apply for scholarships.

I know Spring Break is fun. The weather is usually better than it has been, and you don’t have school work to do (hopefully). But don’t squander your free time. Peel off enough to apply for at least nine scholarships, which will take less than 5% of your time off. You can do this now, or wish you had later, when you find you don’t have enough money to pay for college without taking out student loans.


You are reading from the blog: http://www.roadtofreecollege.com


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If you’re interested in learning more, you can follow me on Twitter, @ElizaWallace27 or click on the image of my book, Free College, at the top right corner of this page. It will take you to Amazon, where you can read more about my book which contains a step-by-step guide to winning more free money for college, and is based on the habits of numerous students who have done so already.