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Parents of High School Students…

find your
family's
'true cost'
of college

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Paying for College?

Paying for college can be tricky – especially when you don’t know what the true cost should be … insider formulas, behind-the-scenes algorithms, and cleverly disguised recruiting (marketing) campaigns make it impossible for families to know exactly what they should be paying.

With our Family ‘True Cost’ College Report all those worries, indecision, and uncertainty go away.  Before paying anything, wouldn’t it be nice to know how much college should really cost your family?

Paying for College?

Paying for college can be tricky – especially when you don’t know what the true cost should be … insider formulas, behind-the-scenes algorithms, and cleverly disguised recruiting (marketing) campaigns make it impossible for families to know exactly what they should be paying.

With our Family ‘True Cost’ College Report all those worries, indecision, and uncertainty go away.  Before paying anything, wouldn’t it be nice to know how much college should really cost your family?

Rethink What You Know About Paying for College!

Find Your Family's 'True Cost' of College

Paying for college can be tricky – especially when you don’t know what the true cost should be … insider formulas, behind-the-scenes algorithms, and cleverly disguised recruiting (marketing) campaigns make it impossible for families to know exactly what they should be paying.

With our Family ‘True Cost’ College Report all those worries, indecision, and uncertainty go away.  Before paying anything, wouldn’t it be nice to know how much college should really cost your family?

How Your Family Can Gain the Competitive Financial Edge

Gain vital details that can literally make tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of difference in what you actually pay for higher education.  By including your family’s information the way the schools look at it, the colleges’ hidden formulas, along with purchased data bundled into a highly-sophisticated application, our Free ‘True Cost’ College Report provides your family valuable insight on how funding is actually awarded, including must have numbers like…

Our nearly three decades of gathering and managing college funding data serve as the backbone to our highly-sophisticated software applications, which allow us to go behind-the-scenes and uncover the ‘True Cost’ of college for your family.

Your specific financial information (no social security numbers or dates of birth are required) is processed through both methodology formulas (Federal and Institutional) as well as our College Resource Index (CRI) to produce your family’s ‘True Cost’ College Report, which includes must-have numbers like …

How Your Family Can Gain the Competitive Financial Edge

Gain vital details that can literally make tens-of-thousands of dollars worth of difference in what you actually pay for higher education.  By including your family’s information the way the schools look at it, the colleges’ hidden formulas, along with purchased data bundled into a highly-sophisticated application, our Free ‘True Cost’ College Report provides your family valuable insight on how funding is actually awarded, including must have numbers like…

Our nearly three decades of gathering and managing college funding data serve as the backbone to our highly-sophisticated software applications, which allow us to go behind-the-scenes and uncover the ‘True Cost’ of college for your family.

Your specific financial information (no social security numbers or dates of birth are required) is processed through both methodology formulas (Federal and Institutional) as well as our College Resource Index (CRI) to produce your family’s ‘True Cost’ College Report, which includes must-have numbers like …

College's Full Cost
of Attendance

Institutional Discount
for Your Student

Your Family's
'True Cost'

College's Full Cost
of Attendance

Institutional Discount
for Your Student

Your Family's
True Cost

College's Full Cost
of Attendance

Institutional Discount
for Your Student

Your Family's
True Cost
of College

Simplify Paying for College ...
... Don't Complicate It!

Although private sector scholarships are promoted as the way to pay for college and are somewhat viable, the real money sources are the colleges themselves.

Colleges fundamentally have two prices – their total cost of attendance and what each family actually pays.  You could call one the list price and the second the wholesale price; or, as we refer to it – the college’s True Cost.

Finding the
True Cost is essential – before the private sector scholarships, loans, or any other type of funding is in place, you must know the college’s True Cost.  Without this number you are almost guaranteed to pay too much and needlessly exhaust your resources – savings, home equity, retirement accounts and annual contributions, etc., not to mention the incredible amounts of needless student and parent loan debt.

Rethink What You Know About Paying for College!

The $64,000 Question ...

Every student will essentially pay a different price for the same education.  Colleges start with their cost of attendance and discount that number differently for each student.  Colleges use clever names like Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Award, Academic Scholarship, College Scholarship Award, Faculty Scholarship, etc. to portray these discounts and arrive at each student’s balance / cost.

 

For the colleges, this balance / cost is usually their asking or starting price – not the True Cost.  This asking price is almost always over-inflated with the college basically asking the student and family to pay too much.  This is kind of like, unfortunately, buying a car.  The schools’ marketing effectiveness of awarding a student an institutional scholarship is not only genius, but also an incredible ploy that ultimately results in families paying far, far too much for higher education.

 

This is not to say that the student is not deserving of the award (discount).  Actually, quite the opposite – the big questions are:  Does the student actually deserve more of an award?  Does the student actually deserve more of a discount?  And, does the family actually deserve to pay less? 

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The $64,000 Question ...

Every student will essentially pay a different price for the same education.  Colleges start with their cost of attendance and discount that number differently for each student.  Colleges use clever names like Presidential Scholarship, Dean’s Award, Academic Scholarship, College Scholarship Award, Faculty Scholarship, etc. to portray these discounts and arrive at each student’s balance / cost.

For the colleges, this balance / cost is usually
their asking or starting price – not the True Cost.  This asking price is almost always over-inflated with the college basically asking the student and family to pay too much.  This is kind of like, unfortunately, buying a car.  The schools’ marketing effectiveness of awarding a student an institutional scholarship is not only genius, but also an incredible ploy that ultimately results in families paying far, far too much for higher education.

This is not to say that the student is not deserving of the award (discount).  Actually, quite the opposite – the big questions are:  
Does the student actually deserve more of an award?  Does the student actually deserve more of a discount, and does the family actually deserve to pay less? 

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... Your $64,000 Answer!

For the family alone it’s nearly impossible to find each college’s True Cost – most all of the online pricing and stats families see are provided by the institutions themselves and never really get behind-the-scenes; they certainly never get to the True Cost!

Colleges’ formulas are complex to say the least.  If families could get their hands on this highly-guarded information, they simply wouldn’t have time to try and understand what it all means – again, making it nearly impossible for families to find the True Cost of college.

 

Our ‘True Cost’ College Report, designed specifically for parents with high school students, has the solution – all in one easy-to-understand, bottom-line format!  The college’s full Cost of Attendance, Insitutional Discount for the student, and that all-important True Cost are all included!  The best news – it’s absolutely free to  your family!

... Your $64,000 Answer!

For the family alone it’s nearly impossible to find each college’s True Cost – most all of the online pricing and stats families see are provided by the institutions themselves and never really get behind-the-scenes; they certainly never get to the True Cost!

Colleges’ formulas are complex to say the least.  If families could get their hands on this highly-guarded information, they simply wouldn’t have time to try and understand what it all means – again, making it nearly impossible for families to find the True Cost of college.

 

Our ‘True Cost’ College Report, designed specifically for parents with high school students, has the solution – all in one easy-to-understand, bottom-line format!  The college’s full Cost of Attendance, Insitutional Discount for the student, and that all-important True Cost are all included!  The best news – it’s absolutely free to  your family!

Making Your Student Eligible for a Much Larger Institutional Discount - Instantly!

Your family’s Free ‘True Cost’ College Report will also contain any strategic financial options to make your student eligible for additional institutional funding they are not currently eligible for now at all.  Included are the easy steps your family can take to access this additional funding directly from the institutions themselves … … the real money source!

Making Your Student Eligible for a Much Larger Institutional Discount - Instantly!

Your family’s Free ‘True Cost’ College Report will also contain any strategic financial options to make your student eligible for additional institutional funding they are not currently eligible for now at all.  Included are the easy steps your family can take to access this additional funding directly from the institutions themselves … … the real money source!

What Makes Our 'True Cost'
College Report Different?

The proprietary nature of our data along with details that are tailored specifically to your family is what makes our ‘True Cost’ College Report so valuable and so unique.

In addition, all information is reported 100% from your family’s perspective without any influence or hidden agenda from the colleges and universities!

Why not take advantage of the opportunity that will allow your family to make the most informed and effective decisions when it comes to paying for college?