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My College Planning Team offers affordable, stackable modules to help you successfully address the academic, personal and financial sides of your student’s college search. 

No $7k+ consulting services that ignore financial issues.  No stressful DIYing the applications hoping you haven’t overlooked some key part of the process. 

Stackable.  Focused.  Affordable.

FINANCIAL AID SERVICES

Identifying your Ideal Price for College

We advocate you start your college search by looking at your family’s finances and setting a price you wish to pay for college.  Once you’ve arrived at a budget, we provide a list of colleges in that price range and provide suggestions on how to lower the amount you pay.

FAFSA and CSS Profile Filing Support

Our counselors advise you while you fill out and submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile.  Helps you get organized efficiently while making sure the filing is correct.  Plus you get some tips on lowering your Expected Family Contribution to potentially win more financial aid.

Appealing a Financial Aid Award Offer

Colleges and universities regularly increase their financial aid offer to lower the actual price a family pays.  But they won’t do that unless a family “appeals” for more financial aid.  We use our skills and data to advise you on this process.

(This module is included with the purchase of any other module or package.  Existing clients work with us on a contingency basis and are only charged the client if the appeal is successful at the school the client chooses to attend.  No net cost to the client.)

COLLEGE SEARCH AND APPLICATION SERVICES

Your Roadmap to College

College searches today are pretty complicated, with a lot of moving pieces to keep track of and important questions to be considered.  Thoughtfully plan the components of a successful college application – academics, extracurriculars, testing, financial aid and the college application process itself – so you apply to and attend the right school.  Recommended for students in the first three years of high school.

Building a Balanced College List

Know all your options.  Get professional assistance to narrow down the list of colleges where you apply.  The final list is collaboratively developed to fit your academic and personal goals and includes a balanced ratio of schools – safety, match and reach – to make sure you have choices as the admissions letters roll in.  One of our most popular modules.

Completing College Applications

The college application process can be complex and overwhelming for high school seniors who are already busy with a wide range of other commitments.  This module helps students make sure that they complete all the parts of the various college applications and meet all the different deadlines while keeping the quality high.  Recommended for seniors and rising seniors.

Writing the College Essay

The more selective colleges require several essays as a key part of their applications.  In addition, sometimes a student’s writing – either in their essay or in the longer answers to application questions – can make the difference in admission decision.  This module helps students produce the best possible application essays and writing, for individual colleges and the Common App, and helps them think more carefully about how they express themselves throughout their applications.

Finding Scholarships

Private scholarships are a good way of reducing college costs.  But many scholarships aren’t advertised — so they can be difficult to find.  This service helps you find, apply to and win scholarships and also provides assistance with avoiding having your college of choice offset the scholarship with reduced financial aid.

SERVICES ON AN HOURLY BASIS

Career Interests Exploration

Many students don’t know much about how to narrow down their potential career interests. This module helps students narrow their potential career interests by better understanding their own personality, interests, likes and dislikes, and “what makes them tick.”

Schedule a free conference with one of our team members to find out more about our services.

SAT/ACT Test Prep

At many colleges, higher standardized test scores equal larger merit scholarship awards.  One of the most efficient ways to reduce the cost of college is to invest the time and energy into improve an SAT or ACT score.  This service is customized to the needs and desires of the student to maximize their test performance.

Schedule a free conference with one of our team members to find out more about our services.

All team members adhere to the American School Counselor Association’s Professional Standards & Competencies, the most widely followed counseling policy in the US.

Click here to read the full policy

We offer discounts on bundles of modules. Schedule a free conference to discuss further. Some popular choices (but the modules are stackable – mix and match to fit your needs):

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Seniors

  • Identifying your Ideal Price for College and FAFSA and CSS Profile Filing Support. (appeal included) – $895 package – 2 modules
  • Completing College Applications and FAFSA and CSS Profile Filing Support (appeal included) – $895 package – 2 modules
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Juniors and Seniors

  • Your Roadmap to College, Identifying your Ideal Price for College, and FAFSA and CSS Profile Filing Support (appeal included) – $1295 package – 3 modules

    Identifying your Ideal Price for College, FAFSA and CSS Profile Filing Support, Completing College Applications , with 3 hours of test prep (appeal included) – $1695 package – 4 modules
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Sophomores

  • Your Roadmap to College and Identifying your Ideal Price for College – $895 package – 2 modules

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