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College Survival Kit

Learn the Do's and Don'ts of how to get into the right college and secure more financial aid.

Did you know US student loan debt is almost $1.5 trillion?

Going to college – and paying for it – is a huge undertaking.

That’s why we’re here to help.

We’re a team of certified college planners who’ve been working in this field since 1987. We’ve helped more than 6,000 families lower the cost of college, increase the amount of financial aid they receive, and maximize the chances that their student will go to the college that is the best fit for them.

But it’s not just about the money: it’s about the whole family—the college years will put real stress on your relationships. That’s why College Survival is designed to literally help your family survive college.

Apply Right

How do you know if a college is going to love you or not? We know–and it starts with our college timeline. Our timeline will show you how to focus your studies to build the perfect college application. Everything else will fall into place.

Discussing College

The college experience isn’t just tough on the student, it’s tough on the whole family. Our Discussing College module will walk you through how to talk about college together, as a family, and make sure that everyone feels heard and respected.

Get More Aid

Paying for college is one of the biggest bills any family will see in their lifetime, but we know how to get you the most financial aid, and how to maximize your budget. Over 80% of our students graduate in 4 years–that alone would save you anywhere from $45,000 to $120,000 in tuition!

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