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Preparing for College

We’ve compiled a list of helpful college planning information for you to ace college planning on the road ahead.

We all want what’s best for our children. For many of us this may mean a College Education. College costs are increasing 7-8% each year! Presently, the average cost of 4 years of college is between $80,000 and $200,000 per child, while the average length of college attendance is 5.8 years to obtain only a bachelor’s degree! This meteoric rise in the cost of a college education has parents anxiously balancing what is best for our children verses being a pauper-in-waiting. For most, the obtainment of a college education for our children is the single most expensive decision we will make absent the purchase of a home, yet it is all too often ill prepared for. What are YOU doing to prepare for this financial obligation?

This “College Planning Trap” is waiting to be sprung on the unsuspecting and uninformed. For those students and their parents that envision a journey which includes a college education, the challenge includes not only academic but financial preparedness. Anything less than this level of readiness, and a student’s journey could be over before it starts.

Want to avoid the college planning trap?​

Our College Planning Services consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

Education Services

  • Student Portfolio Development and Assessment
  • Personalized Private Student Interview
  • Roadmap for Success
  • SAT/ACT Prep Course Listings and Recommendations
  • Personalized College Scholarship Eligibility Report
  • Admission Application and Essay Review
  • Documents/Toolkits

College Funding Strategies

  • Calculate Expected Family Contributions (EFC)
  • Provide Planning Recommendations to Reduce EFC
  • Provide Recommendations for Best Way to Pay Your Share of College Costs
  • Provide Cost-Efficient Borrowing Strategies to Help Keep Financial Goals in Line
  • Provide Strategies That Legally Protect Your Savings and Retirement Accounts from Financial Aid Formulas

Financial Aid Data Gathering and Processing

  • College Planning Checklist/Roadmap With All Timelines and Deadlines
  • Complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Register and Complete CSS PROFILE
  • Advise and Counsel on Stafford and PLUS Loan Applications
  • Provide Protection from Being Overlooked for Grants, Scholarships or Loans Due to Mistakes in Your Financial Aid Forms

Workshop Video

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Are you a School Superintendent, School Counselor, Academic Advisor, Coach, Extra-Curricular Activity Advisor, or Parent Association President, and would like us to make a presentation to your group or team? We are available to make group presentations. Please contact us to schedule a speaking engagement. Also, ask about our group discounts for our Prodigy College Planning “Avoiding The College Planning Trap” Instructional Manual and Workbook!

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Ready to Take The Next Step?

For more information about any of the products and services listed here, schedule a meeting today or register to attend an event.

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