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Getting into College: Advice for Homeschoolers

Once a homeschooler has all necessary documentation -- test scores (or not), a portfolio and/or transcript, an application essay, and letters of recommendation -- he can proceed just like any other college-bound student, investigating colleges that may be of interest and making campus visits. When requesting application forms, he should also ask for financial aid and scholarship forms. If an interview is desired or required, it should be scheduled as early as possible.

Parents should investigate all resources for funding. The U.S. Department of Education offers The Student Guide, a comprehensive resource on student financial aid. Bookstores and libraries have shelves filled with "money for college" books. One out-of-print resource, College Financial Aid for Dummies by Herm Davis and Joyce Lain Kennedy, is worth tracking down at libraries and used bookstores.

For free online scholarship searches, visit FastWeb Online Scholarship Search.



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