College Planning Experts has expanded its service area to help Illinois families of various income levels identify tuition funding sources. While the firm has established its name among low-income households, it also offers assistance to middle- and high-income clients who tend to skip financial aid applications owing to the belief that they are ineligible.
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The company’s latest move was motivated by the latest update from the Education Data Initiative, which stated that the average cost of college in the US now amounts to $35,551 per student. When loans are factored in, the group estimated that the total cost of a degree could exceed half a million dollars.
College Planning Experts has a multi-pronged approach to helping families fund a college education. For one, it can help them maximize federal aid by walking them through their FAFSA application. This process involves finding legitimate ways to minimize the Expected Family Contribution–a figure used by the government in determining aid eligibility–to ensure the highest possible financial aid.
Moreover, the company seeks funding sources outside the federal aid system, helping clients identify grants and scholarships from both private and public sources. “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,” it stated on its website.
The company owes its success to its team of college counselors who are knowledgeable about the various aspects of the admissions process. In addition to funding, these professionals offer guidance in test and interview preparation and mapping the right career path based on one’s academic strengths and interests.
To introduce newcomers to its suite of services, the company offers workshops and one-on-one assessments at no cost.
College Planning Experts was established in 2004 by acclaimed speaker and philanthropist Brian Safdari.
“After attending one of his seminars, we went to see him and his staff and was immediately put at ease,” a former client remarked. “It’s amazing to look back now and think about how much they helped us through this process for the last 4 years.”
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