How do you plan on paying for College?

Did you know there are different tracks regarding payment for college?

Athletic Scholarships - based on performance on a team or in a program.

Financial Aid - based on need.

Merit Aid - this is the most challenging one to "know about" - these are often hidden, not based on need and not discussed!

Academic Scholarships - these are typically spelled out, they may be state based and have to do with residency.

For many schools it is a business to get students into their program and the unknown Merit Aid may be a great option for many students in their quest for a college education.

NY Times takes an in-depth look at Merit Aid and discusses the process with three different schools.

Read more here.