Tips to Help
Avoid Mistakes

Understand the information provided to you by various sources

According the the Department of Education, 60% of students take 6 years to earn their degree.

Many students and their families incur over $59,000 in costs whether the student finishes college or not.

Many students and families do not understand the admissions and financial aid process.

Over 70% of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms are filled out incorrectly. This potentially costs families thousands of dollars in scholarships and grants.




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What You Need To Know

1. Student and family profile

In-person interview with the student and parents to assess the goals, needs, feelings, concerns, resumé with an emphasis on college cost reduction, college selection and scholarship eligibility.

2. Comprehensive coaching and guidance

One-on-one review and coaching in the areas of college selection, college application and essay completion, college visit and interview training, resume enhancement and suggestions for SAT/ACT improvement.

3. College funding review

Evaluating the areas of family resources, family needs, savings, merit aid, need based aid, family debts, and income.

4. Additional cost reduction strategies

Focusing on using competition, negotiation and appeals to help optimize the financial aid process/college acceptances processes.

5. Out-of-pocket college cost payment strategies

Covering the use of different types of loans, designated college funds, parent/student contracts, and using your financial situation to your advantage. Additionally, providing an understanding of the "Multiplier Effect" and "Double Duty Dollars."

6. Final college selection meetings

Evaluation of your options, optimizing your college acceptances, and accepting the offer.

7. Decision made—what now?

Preparing for college orientation, accepting scholarships and financial aid, applying for additional scholarships and loans.

8. Putting it all together and off you go!

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Where our students have been accepted:

1, "The Myth of the Four Year College Degree," as of January 2013

2, "College Costs Out of Control," as of March 2012

3, "Ten Common FAFSA Errors Parents Make," as of January 2012