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College admissions are a competitive process, with acceptance rates at top universities falling each year and competition for scholarship money increasing as tuition rates rise. Besides the obvious advantage in admissions, high test scores are also tied to merit-based financial aid, an amazing way to get scholarship money.
While most schools do not disclose this data publicly, I found one school, Texas Lutheran University, that advertises their scholarship table based on test scores (see below). Again many schools do not publicize these metrics, but due to their desire to attract the most qualified candidates (and boost their own rankings in US News&World Report, etc), most schools utilize similar breakdowns. (Note: TLU link here http://www.tlu.edu/admissions/financial-aid/tlu-scholarships/ )
So as an example, at TLU, a 4 point increase on the ACT from 26 to 30 (or 120 point rise on the SAT from 1270 to 1390) would see a rise in annual scholarship money of $4,500, or a total of $18,000 saved over a 4-year college program. RK Test Prep has helped hundreds of students improve their test scores and achieve tremendous college savings as a result.