College Planning - We Can Help

Applying for college can be a stressful time for both students and parents. The many choices, the forms, the time, the cost — it can all become overwhelming quickly. Having a skilled and experienced partner to help you navigate the college-bound process makes all the difference. We are with you from start to finish, turning process into progress, so that in the end, you’re able to select a college with confidence, clarity and certainty.

FACT: 75% of FAFSA forms submitted has mistakes on them according to the Dept of Education. These mistakes can be small and insignificant and others can cost you thousands, if not tens of thousands out of pocket because you did it wrong. This is where we can help, we'll make sure it's done right the first time.

We routinely save families $30,000 to $60,000 on their college costs.  We assess a family's unique, and even complicated, financial situation to determine all available and appropriate strategies to maximize financial aid and scholarships. Even families who don't qualify for need-based aid can get scholarships and discounts for college with our proprietary tools and strategies.  We are California based, nationwide coverage of research and college funding opportunities!

We take the guess work and anxiety out of the college planning process. By providing  guidance through all aspects of the career search, college search, admissions applications and selection processes, we help determine the best fit colleges - academically, socially and financially for your family . We go the extra mile coaching students to identify their interests and aptitudes in deciding their major and career path. And, we can assist parents completing financial aid forms on time and accurately. 

What's the secret?  We teach families what goes on behind closed doors of college admissions and financial aid offices; How colleges make decisions about who gets in and who gets extra the scholarship money; What to do and when to do it!

We are experts. We have been guiding parents and students for over a decade so you can feel confident and secure knowing our knowledge and expertise is working for you. We've helped thousands of families and students make the most of their college planning. 

Do you know the answers to these questions?

  • How to effectively lower your EFC?

  • How to negotiate a better offer?

  • How to evaluate an offer from a school?

  • Schools students loan default rates?

  • What the college yield is and why it's important?

  • What the most overlooked part of a college submission is?

  • When to file for the best chance of getting scholarship money?

  • How to compare your offer vs to peers?

  • The different types of funding sources?

  • When is the best time to visit a college?

  • How to successfully navigate through the process?

  • What is required and not required on a FAFSA and CSS applications?

Preparing For College

The college admissions process is highly competitive and becoming more so each year. To improve your odds of getting in and receiving the necessary funding to attend, you must know the workings of the admissions process, and how it goes hand in hand with the institution’s financial aid strategies. Colleges are in the business of providing higher education.  The key word here is business.  Institutions have a very definite business approach when it comes to offering admission and funding to a prospective student.​

College is very important as an investment in your children's future to be competitive in the market. We invest in the hopes of a positive return for our children's bright future and planned correctly, it can provide a return of higher income and increased job security in the hopes of overall better quality of life. However, If your student graduates buried in a lifetime of debt they no longer enjoy these benefits for a better quality of life.  ​ You CAN send them to college without burying them in student loans or sacrificing your retirement if you have the knowledge, resources and direction to navigate the process. Our job is to show you how to get the best education at the very lowest price, yet you will learn that's just the tip of the iceberg!

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