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The Future of Bright Futures...Isn’t So Bright

Posted on May 16, 2019 11:28:00 AM

Many college-bound Florida students and their families take advantage of the state’s generous Bright Futures Scholarship program, which awards students a certain percentage of their tuition as determined by test scores, volunteer hours, high school curriculum and GPA. Currently, students scoring 1290 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT are eligible to receive 100% tuition and fees to attend one of Florida’s public institutions (UF, FSU, and the like) under the program’s Florida Academic Scholarship, assuming they meet the academic and volunteer requirements. The Florida Medallion Scholarship, a partial award consisting of 75% tuition and fees, is given to students who score 1170 on the SAT or 26 on the ACT and meet the academic and volunteer requirements. While the awards are sufficient to cover all or most of tuition and fees at a public university in Florida, they may also be applied to the tuition at private universities in Florida (University of Miami, for instance). High-achieving students are recognized for their hard work and can enjoy the benefits of a more affordable college education. However, a significant change to the program will adversely affect some students from the class of 2021 onward.

Topics: ACT/SAT, Investment, Bright Futures

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Topics: ACT/SAT, Investment, Bright Futures

Apply for the Bright Futures Scholarship

Posted on Nov 12, 2018 9:15:14 AM

The Bright Futures Scholarship program rewards Florida high school graduates for their academic achievements – and isn’t need-based. Money is available for use at almost all undergraduate schools in the state of Florida.

Topics: Florida Public Schools, ACT/SAT, Investment, Bright Futures

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Topics: Florida Public Schools, ACT/SAT, Investment, Bright Futures

Better Returns than Buffet's: The Bright Futures Scholarship - Score At The Top

Posted on Jun 7, 2018 5:12:34 PM

We understand that Return On Investment can go hand-in-hand with risk: no pain, no gain. But how would you respond to a proposed investment of $2,000 that could result in saving between $7,392 (a 370% return on your money) and $28,416 (a 1,421% return on your money) over roughly four years? While this investment isn’t risk-free, it is low risk, assuming you have a student willing to work hard and follow instruction. Simply put, this investment is in test preparation for the SAT and ACT! When paired with a motivated student (and the right test-prep tutor), the result is a hefty scholarship from Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarships (BFSs).

Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Financial Aid, Investment

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Topics: ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Financial Aid, Investment

Death from College Cost Sticker Shock…and How to Avoid It: Part 2

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 9:47:27 AM

We closed Part 1 of this blog post by saying that Part 2 would be up-coming soon and would cover one of the most important ways to reduce college costs even more – by improving scores on standardized tests. So, here’s Part 2.

Topics: ACT, Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, College Planning, Financial, Investment

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Topics: ACT, Test Scores, College Admission, ACT/SAT, College Planning, Financial, Investment

When does less than $6,000 equal nearly $150,000?

Posted on Jul 21, 2017 12:22:17 PM

When does less than $6,000 equal nearly $150,000? That’s an uncommon equation –even for the diehard lottery player. But for a college-bound student and his family, such “winning” odds are quite possible!

Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, College Counseling, Investment

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Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, College Counseling, Investment

Spinning Gold - Score At The Top

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With three decades of educational guidance, Score At The Top has thousands of success stories. Each month we choose one story to share with the hope that it will inspire others.

Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, Investment

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Topics: College Admission, College Counseling, College Planning, Investment

Are You Investing in SAT or ACT Tutoring? Get Real Results! - Score At The Top

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 12:00:00 AM

 

Parents often ask us what kind of “return” their students will get for the hours and dollars spent in our test-prep workshops and private tutoring. While every child’s test prep experience is unique, we know that our test-prep work leads students to score at the top of their potential. We’d like to share a concrete example.

Topics: ACT, SAT Test, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Tutoring, Investment

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Topics: ACT, SAT Test, ACT/SAT, Test-Prep, Tutoring, Investment

The Economic Value of Test Prep - Score At The Top

Posted on Oct 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM

As families face tough economic decisions, they sacrifice their children’s exta-curricular and enrichment programs. Elite athletic travel teams are forced to fold as once-popular tournaments shrink in number or disappear. That trend is mirrored in academic areas. Test preparation for college entrance (SAT/ACT) and AP exams falls to the wayside, too. Yet few families realize the long-term financial repercussions that such decisions about exams can have.

Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting, Investment

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Topics: College Admission, Tutoring, Educational-Consulting, Investment

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