With the College Board's recent announcement that SAT Subject Tests will be eliminated, grades, AP Tests, and SAT/ACT tests will be the primary academic drivers for college admission decisions. A recent article by Ron Lieber, NYTimes columnist and author of the forthcoming book, "The Price You Pay For College," highlights the link between good grades during high school and the subsequent receipt of significant Merit Aid awards by colleges as they compete for these students. Students with strong academic records can actively pursue these generous aid packages by taking the reins and actively comparing the offers they receive. Understanding this early and making good grades a top priority throughout high school can pay off!
NYTimes - "High School Grades Could Be Worth $100,000. Time to Tell Your Child?"