Our Proven Process Gets Results!
Create A List of “Good Fit” Colleges
College has become very competitive and the process to get into college without spending a fortune has gotten very complicated. It takes more than a good academic track record and impressive personal accomplishments to ensure your college plan will be successful. And, the best plan implemented with the wrong list of colleges can unfortunately still result in disaster. Therefore, we begin by helping you discover which attributes and qualities are most important to you in a college and then research dozens of colleges to find those that are the best fit for you and vice versa.
Position For Admission Success At Each College
With a good idea of what you may want in a college, you can then begin to determine what they may want from you in return as a potential future member of their community. We provide detailed insight into what qualities and characteristics each college desires most from a prospective student. Then we help position you to maximize your chances of success with Admissions and in securing scholarships, often worth more than $100,000 in FREE money during your college career.
Position For Financial Aid At Each College
What good is a pile of admission letters if you don’t have the ability to pay for college? We eliminate this very common problem up front by analyzing each family’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and suggesting proven strategies to lower their share of the college bill. Most families qualify for some level of financial aid, but in those cases where no aid is expected outside of student loans and parent loans, we can still lower the cost of college by pursuing other approaches to help you save tens of thousands of dollars each year and possibly reduce your taxes too! Every situation is different and every college handles financial aid awards differently, but that is where our experience can make a world of difference for you and save you from making huge mistakes that could cost you a fortune.
Develop A Solid Plan to Pay For College
No matter how good your financial aid award is you’re likely to still have to pay something to send your kids to college. Full ride scholarships often just cover tuition, but there are other expenses, like room and board, fees, books, personal and travel expenses, etc., that are not covered by most grants and scholarships. Everyone needs to know how they are going to pay for college and we help you build a plan that allows you to pay for college in a comfortable manner without going deeply into debt, changing your lifestyle, or jeopardizing your retirement. In fact, most of clients are in a much better financial situation as a result of their plan AFTER paying for college than they were before they began. This step is a critical part of the planning process and few people truly understand how to solve the college dilemma like we do. Without a game plan you can understand and know is guaranteed to work, you are taking risks that are simply unnecessary. And, that’s never a good idea…especially when it involves your kids and your money!
Ace All Of Your Admission Applications
By having the right list of colleges in place and knowing what they want from an ideal prospect, we can implement the plans we’ve develop to reverse engineer each student into being that perfect match their colleges want to see. Whether it is helping students design an awesome college resume, write compelling essays, or prep for admission and scholarship interviews, we review each step of the application process and critique it for maximum effectiveness. It is a hands-on process that is tailored to each student’s needs and the personal attention each family receives helps keep everyone on track with checklists and important timelines too.
Apply For Financial Aid Without Making Mistakes
Having a good strategy and being able to implement that strategy effectively require different skills and abilities. We have done both successfully for over two decades and know the financial aid process inside and out. We can make completing the financial forms at all of your colleges easy by eliminating the guesswork, and in most cases even the time involved to fill them out (because we do all of that work for you!). When some financial aid forms have as many 200 questions on them, many of which involve details about your finances, it is very easy to make mistakes that could cost you thousands each year in lost aid. It’s not in the college’s best interest to correct the forms for you, so getting everything filed correctly the first time is THE best way to help ensure you receive the full amount of FREE money you deserve.
Work Your Best Offer And Make Final Decisions
Nothing is more rewarding after months, and sometimes years, of planning than to see everything come together in a way that pairs a great opportunity with a tremendous value. That’s the finish line in the college game, but before we cross it we evaluate all of your scholarships and financial aid awards to make sure you got the full amount you were due. And, from there we often help our personal clients successfully negotiate for thousands more through the colleges’ formal appeal process. With Admission decisions and a fully funded financial award in hand, we show you how to make your final decisions, lock in your savings, and move forward to your next steps as your student transitions from high school into college (or transfer to a new college) with confidence.
To see how this approach can help you be more effective in your college planning, GET IN TOUCH WITH US TODAY and discover what you can do now to get the best results possible for your family!