Everything You Need to Know About Merit Scholarships

Miranda Marquit

Miranda Marquit has been covering personal finance for more than 10 years, including aspects of college planning and student loans. She is a recognized money expert and has contributed to numerous media outlets, including Forbes, Marketwatch, NPR, USA Today, Investopedia, and U.S. News & World Report. She lives in Idaho with her teenage son — who she’s just starting to guide through the college selection and admissions process.

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Everything You Need to Know About Merit Scholarships

Everything You Need to Know About Merit Scholarships

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Some colleges offer students the chance to apply for an early decision. On one hand, Early Decision can be a

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