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Get a Head Start on Your Future With College Planning Experts
Getting into the perfect college for you is expensive. Really expensive.
Costs for a 4-year education can range anywhere from $80,000 to $250,000. Without help, the challenge of getting into and paying for college can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, College Planning Experts is here with free college planning support and other college planning services to help you get a jump start on your future.
Free College Planning Support
No one ever said that planning for college was easy, especially if it’s your first time trying your hand at all of this. A college education is just as important as it ever was, if not more important. With economic trends like automation of jobs and more competition for high-paying jobs, your college degree will set you apart from the crows and empower you to reach your full potential.
That’s exactly why College Planning Experts got into the business of helping parents and their students achieve their dreams. We know that admissions, test scores, financial aid, and everything else that goes into finding and getting into your perfect school are a lot to handle yourself. But now, you can rely on free college planning support and other services from College Planning Experts to get you into the race and across the finish line.
To get started, sign up for one of our free workshops or schedule a complimentary college analysis today.
Why Choose College Planning Experts
College Planning Experts are the leaders in college planning help and are the best college consultants in Southern California. We’re committed to providing the guidance that parents and students need to get into the schools that are right for them. When you work with College Planning Experts, you can expect:
- Experienced college counseling from professionals who have the insight and knowledge to help you get every advantage.
- Assistance preparing complicated financial aid forms to avoid misfiling or losing out on the money you deserve.
- A personalized financial aid coaching experience that will help you understand all the different ways you can get help paying for college.
- Tips, tricks, and solutions for making college affordable for you without putting your future financial security at risk.
- An experienced advocate to appeal awards that should be paying you more.
All of this and more is provided when you decide to let College Planning Experts help with your child’s college planning, financial aid, and admissions.
Our College Planning Services
There’s so much to do when it comes to college planning — which is why you want to work with the best college consultants around. We help with lots of different aspects of the college planning process, but some of the most important and effective services we offer are listed below.
Financial Aid Form Preparation
Like any other form prepared by a government official, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is long, complex, and easy to make mistakes — mistakes that can literally cost you money. Most other financial aid forms aren’t a whole lot better.
Overstating the value of your assets or income, entering information in the wrong place, missing deadlines, and misunderstanding questions are all common errors that cost individual families thousands of dollars every year.
At College Planning Experts, we’ll help you understand and complete your financial aid forms the right way and on time, so you’ll never have to worry about what you might be missing out on. Specifically, we will:
- Help ensure your expected family contribution (EFC) is as low as possible for your situation.
- Submit your FAFSA and CSS Profile on time and with all the necessary, accurate information.
- Guide you through the forms to make sure your assets and income are not overstated.
- Update your forms to reflect the right information for when the IRS sends the Data Retrieval Tool.
Individualized Financial Aid Coaching
If you have a college-bound student who has started the college planning process, chances are good that you’re on the hunt for as many grants, scholarships, and awards as you can get. Looking for every piece of financial assistance that is out there is an important part of a successful plan for paying for college, but you’re not the only ones who are searching — so are most of the other families with college-bound kids.
When you team up with College Planning Experts, we’ll give you the competitive edge that can only be offered by people who spend all day, every day, working to find ways to help students achieve their college aspirations.
We can provide the insight and experience you need to be a frontrunner for popular, competitive awards, and we have the savvy to help find more obscure, less well-known opportunities for you to take advantage of.
With millions of dollars of public and private funding going unclaimed each year, there are plenty of chances for you out there. College Planning Experts helps by focusing our time and attention in the places that give us the best chance for success.
Strategic College Funding
One of the biggest challenges that parents face when getting down to the nitty-gritty of college planning is determining how to pay for it. When your children were born, you likely had big plans for how you would have their college education covered with savings or other planned resources.
Time, inflation, ballooning costs of an education, and other unforeseen life events may have taken their toll on your ability to do that, but you still don’t need to break the bank or give up on your retirement to support your child through college.
College Planning Experts is here with strategic college funding planning to help. We can collaborate with you to come up with college funding options that won’t force you to choose between your future or that of your child. We will help:
- Determine the best options for funding the cost of college based on your personal circumstances and situation.
- Work to get you access to the best loan options, so you don’t have to fear untenable payments or extreme debt.
- Protect your retirement goals, so you don’t have to work into your ‘80s.
Solutions for paying for college are out there. College Planning Experts can help you find the ones that are right for you.
Awards Analysis and Appeals
You would think that the hard part of getting financial aid would be the applications, essays, and other qualifying elements. However, sometimes the real challenge comes in getting all of the money you deserve from a scholarship, grant, or award that you have received.
When your have the best college consultants on your side, you can be confident that you fully understand your award letters, conditions, and that your awarded funds are as much as they should be — it’s all a part of the elite college planning and preparation services that you get when you work with College Planning Experts.
Schedule a Free College Analysis Today
We’d like to invite you to schedule a complimentary college analysis with us to help get you started down a path to college success. During this time, we will learn more about your college and major interests and help you discover more about the schools you are considering, as well as about other schools that might be a great fit for you based on your goals and career interests.
Our free workshops are also a fantastic resource for parents and students alike. You can learn more about them and sign up by clicking on the button below, but hurry — our limited seating often fills up quickly.