Properly reinforced, the Financial Pillar pinpoints opportunities to reduce out-of-pocket spending and identifies the hidden costs of attending college. By targeting multiple sources of college funding, this pillar fortifies your family’s financial stability.
To help your student reach financial goals, we incorporate a detailed analysis of your family’s background, guiding your child to discover more financial aid opportunities.
The Financial Pillar of college planning is comprised of three categories of services and resources: financial planning, scholarships and FASFA guidance.
Financial Pillar Categories
Scholarships (Public, Private, Athletic)
To reduce the out-of-pocket cost of attending college, scholarships present families with a financial buffer that can help to lessen your child’s dependency on repayment-based financial solutions. Even better, scholarship awards take many forms and can be obtained through a variety of achievements: academic, athletic community-service, etc. With our scholarship resources, your student can filter and locate scholarships that specifically match his/her unique background.
In most circumstances, FAFSAs funds the majority of a student’s college experience. With this in mind, it’s crucial to explore all avenues, ensuring your child receives the necessary support to finance courses and academic materials as well as peripheral expenditures, such as food, clothing and housing. By analyzing your family and child’s financial background, we can help you obtain financial aid reflective of your needs and appeal FASFA assistance that doesn’t offer adequate support.
Financial Pillar Services
- College Matchmaker
- Educational Webinar Archive
- EFC Estimate & Optimization Report
- College Visit Scorecard & Questions
- Private Scholarship Resources
- College Data Sheets
- Four-Year Forecast
- College Search Workshop
- FAFSA Assist
- FAFSA Assist PLUS
- Merit Appeals Guidelines
- Merit Max Award Evaluation
- Five-School Comparison