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We set you up for college success and financial freedom.

Emilia Wiles has a passion for college access and community development. As the founding CEO of one of New York City's most successful college prep programs servicing over 10,000 public high school youth across New York City boroughs, Emilia has used her educational expertise and community development abilities to teach and promote college confidence and student leadership though out the college process amongst the students with whom she works with. Additionally, she has founded several youth development and educational organizations across New York City, which have all served to encourage youth community empowerment and action via college access. Emilia has consulted with several local and international institutions to integrate innovative teaching and learning tools into their curriculum and public programs for greater college access in their communities.  She holds a BA from Wesleyan University and a Masters of Fine Arts in Communication, Design and Technology from The Parsons New School of Design. She is a leader in practice and thought in the college access field in New York City for over ten years. 

Meet Emilia Wiles,

Founder and CEO of College Confident

Emilia Wiles - Founder of College Confident

Through personal counseling or semi-private sessions, we help students get into college and families find the best financial aid package. It's time for you to beat the business of higher education and get the system to work for you.  ​


College Confident is a community of families and students across America who avoid college debt and get into the college of their dreams.  We disrupt the business of college to make it work for ALL Americans.


College Confident is an innovative online and in-person college access program that motivates public high school students towards economic and social mobility. We provide college counselors to schools, private counselors for hire for families, college tours and online college counseling.


Currently we service 8,000 students per year into the college of their choice with a strong financial aid package. We are in over 40 public high schools across New York City and we service private clients across America to help students attend and graduate college debt free. 




Emilia Wiles

Founder & CEO

Wesleyan University, CT

The New School University, NY

Willie Coleman

Program Manager,

Director of School Partnerships

Hofstra University, NY

Fordham University, MSW

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Gustavo Figeuroa

Senior College Counselor

SUNY Albany, Albany NY

University of New Hampshire, NH

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