Plus: The secret to a better financial aid package.
Admissions season is in full swing. Your child may have taken the SATs (twice, even) and crossed off the checklist in hopes that spring brings some thick envelopes with good news—and a fat financial aid package. But how can you be sure that you’re taking advantage of all available resources, scholarships, and relationships?
That’s what college counselors do. Unfortunately, not all college counseling programs in high schools are created equal. Or even have one at all. In fact, the NACAC 2018 State of College Admissions report says that 33 percent of public schools employ at least one full- or part-time college counselor, compared to 68 percent of private schools.
Let that sink in.
Private high school students are getting extra one-on-one help, so why wouldn’t you seek the same support and offer your child the same opportunity?
How to Find Your Own Private College Counselor—Without Leaving Home
Have you ever used a virtual doctor like Teladoc, rather than wasting time driving to the doctor’s office when you felt miserable? It’s resourceful, convenient, and has your best interest at hand.
Now imagine you could find the same thing for your child’s college application and financial aid process. That’s where College Confident comes in.
You could think of College Confident as the Teladoc of college counseling. I designed my organization to disrupt the business of colleges and universities across America and make it work for regular families, just like you.
My counselors and I do everything your high school counselor does not. We look out for the financial and academic health of your children and family because too many students graduate with debt that cripples their (and their families’) futures before they even begin.
You are about to spend possibly $200,000 in college tuition for your child. Why wouldn’t you hire an expert to help you avoid that cost and reap the most value out of your child’s four-year experience?
Why Leverage Is the Secret to a Better Financial Aid Packages
Here’s a secret: You can always ask financial aid offices for a better offer. But leverage is something you have when you hold and compare financial aid packages from a variety of colleges. The more colleges you apply to and are accepted to, the more leverage you have in asking them to meet a more competitive offer from another college.
It’s your turn to seek and use leverage! The rich kids are using savvy private counselors to secure funding in this way. You don’t have to fall behind.
College Confident has worked with hundreds of families to achieve this. Many have enjoyed full rides. But don’t just take our word for it. These stories from the parents speak for themselves.
We offer a variety of packages to make the process accessible for all budgets. Whether you need one-on-one sessions or group webinar intensives, now is the time to set yourself up for success.
Oh, and even better: This summer we are partnering with Catalyst Prep, so you can get your SAT Prep Course and college applications signed, sealed, and mailed by September 1.
We hope you join us and get ahead of the game with our expert concierge counseling service.
Two services for the price of one over the summer. Now THAT’s leverage.
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