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Let’s talk about getting into college…but I
won’t bore you with all the negative
stuff about getting in.
So the question is,
“How do I get in?”
Here’s what every student, even the most
super, supreme, ultra, and mega-talented
student is up against. And it’s so obvious
that no one ever sees it! I call it…
Here’s what happens when you apply to colleges: you’ll apply to
the same schools and compete with students with the same
GPAs and same test scores. That’s because some wise person
told you to apply only to schools where you’ve got a chance of
getting in. Right?
Now comes the killer question:
Why should any college accept you?
Well, what’s “cool” really mean? It means to be committed to
something that you really enjoy. How hard is that?! Colleges are
really impressed if you love soccer, DECA, work at a real job,
play guitar, football, or sing (sorry, video games don’t count).
Just be passionate about what you enjoy, or be committed to
doing just one thing! It’s your ticket to getting in.
But you need some strategies that create a direct path to
that college door with your ticket in hand. There are lots of
strategies, and here are 2…
1. Make several impressionable phone calls to each
admissions office. And you’ll look very cool if your
parents never call.
2. Have 2 teachers write a story about one of
your character traits for 2 great letters of
Okay…I listed just 2 strategies, and I didn’t say
how or why. I sincerely apologize for this omission, but
there just isn’t enough space here to give the details.
I use an assortment of additional admission
strategies found in my book that come from my
20-plus years as a professional marketer and
advertising designer. For the moment, let’s move on to…
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, but let me put
your mind at ease – at least a little bit. There are some
very practical no-cost ways to afford college. And one of
my winning strategies, which you’ll never see at a high
school financial aid night, is how to save a minimum of
$32,000 in college costs. And that’s PER child without the
parent ever borrowing a dime.
Here’s the strategy in 3 easy steps…
Easy Step #1: Have your student spend 15 weeks
each summer before each school year at a real job
and bring home $150 a week. That’s all! Over 4 years,
that’s $9,000 you did not spend on your child’s
expenses at school.
Many students have told me I’m way too conservative with my numbers here .
Easy Step #2: Have your student sign up for college
work-study. At a minimum of $500 per semester,
that’s $4,000 over 4 years. Work-study can pay as
high as $2,000 per semester. Not bad!
So far, we have a savings of $13,000 over 4 years –
that’s adding the 2 figures above: $9,000 + $4,000.
Now…roll the drums for the BIG ONE…
Easy Step #3: Have your student take out a low-
interest government Stafford Loan through the
school each year for 4 years. Guess how much
your student receives that you NEVER sign for?
And the student pays nothing on it until after graduation.
Let’s do the math:
1. $9,000 from 15 weeks of work each summer
2. $4,000 of work-study, and
3. $19,000 of a government low-interest college loan
Total: $32,000 that remain in your retirement account
Okay…you’ve seen 1 of the most practical 27 financial strategies
you can use. Really good stuff. They’ll save you thousands of
dollars. Yeah, it’s pretty simple, but simple is all I know how
to do. My clients love my strategies. Now what?...