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Your Family's Financial Fundamentals for Success

Your Family's Financial Fundamentals for Success

Success is being defined by getting the best education for the best price.
This is a very attainable goal with an understanding of some core principles …

Everything is Explained from Your Perspective

Everything is Explained from Your Perspective

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Who Determines the Cost of College for Your Family?

When the smoke all clears, colleges ultimately have the final say on who is admitted, and even more importantly: the total cost for the student!  Colleges typically base their price on what they think they can get each family to pay – likely the only ‘industry’ in the entire country that operates this way.

We are an
advocate for families that would rather just pay their fair share instead of a substantially over-inflated price just because they may have the earning potential and resources to do so.

College is a
business – essential no doubt, expensive for sure, but most of all a business with a full and very aggressive marketing staff, insider formulas, an incredible list of prospects, anonymity, and the biggest one of all – the ability to set their price only after they have reviewed the purchasers’ income, assets, and overall ability to pay.  Understandably, so many don’t think of it this way and unfortunately pay far too much for college.  The free insider reports we offer can help your family pay less!

Why Families Typically Pay Too Much for College

Parents paying too much for college by doing what they think is right or what they have been led to believe is far too common.  After all, it’s our children and of course we want to do all we can for them and their future.

 

Unfortunately, colleges know this better than anyone and actually turn that to their advantage.  Our mission is to level the playing field for students and parents.  After all, the current $1.7+ Trillion (trillion has 12 zeroes) in student loan debt didn’t happen by accident.  It happened by colleges charging too much and families paying too much for higher education.

 

Just because as parents you have been responsible, diligent, and saved money for college doesn’t necessarily mean you need to spend it all.  For many parents who have taken advantage of our reporting services, it’s actually more about saving ‘on’ college rather than saving ‘for’ college.

Who Determines the Cost of College for Your Family?

When the smoke all clears, colleges ultimately have the final say on who is admitted, and even more importantly: the total cost for the student!  Colleges typically base their price on what they think they can get each family to pay – likely the only ‘industry’ in the entire country that operates this way.

We are an
advocate for families that would rather just pay their fair share instead of a substantially over-inflated price just because they may have the earning potential and resources to do so.

College is a
business – essential no doubt, expensive for sure, but most of all a business with a full and very aggressive marketing staff, insider formulas, an incredible list of prospects, anonymity, and the biggest one of all – the ability to set their price only after they have reviewed the purchasers’ income, assets, and overall ability to pay.

Why Families Typically Pay Too Much for College

Parents paying too much for college by doing what they think is right or what they have been led to believe is far too common.  After all, it’s our children and of course we want to do all we can for them and their future.

 

Unfortunately, colleges know this better than anyone and actually turn that to their advantage.  Our mission is to level the playing field for students and parents.  After all, the current $1.7+ Trillion (trillion has 12 zeroes) in student loan debt didn’t happen by accident.  It happened by colleges charging too much and families paying too much for higher education.

 

Just because as parents you have been responsible, diligent, and saved money for college doesn’t necessarily mean you need to spend it all.  For many parents who have taken advantage of our reporting services, it’s actually be more about saving ‘on’ college rather than saving ‘for’ college.

Who Determines the
Cost of College for Your Family?

Colleges ultimately have the final say on who is admitted, and even more importantly: the total cost for the student!  Colleges typically base their price on what they think they can get each family to pay – likely the only ‘industry’ in the entire country that operates this way.

We are an advocate for families that would rather just pay their fair share instead of a substantially over-inflated price just because they may have the earning potential and resources to do so.

College is a business – essential no doubt, expensive for sure, but most of all a business with a full and very aggressive marketing staff, insider formulas, an incredible list of prospects, anonymity, and the biggest one of all – the ability to set their price only after they have reviewed the purchasers’ income, assets, and overall ability to pay.C

Why Families Typically
Pay Too Much for College

Parents paying too much for college by doing what they think is right or what they have been led to believe is far too common.  After all, it’s our children and of course we want to do all we can for them and their future.

Unfortunately, colleges know this better than anyone and actually turn that to their advantage.  Our mission is to level the playing field for students and parents.  After all, the current $1.7+ Trillion (trillion has 12 zeroes) in student loan debt didn’t happen by accident.  It happened by colleges charging too much and families paying too much for higher education.

Just because as parents you have been responsible, diligent, and saved money for college doesn’t necessarily mean you need to spend it all.  For many parents who have taken advantage of our reporting services, it’s actually be more about saving ‘on’ college rather than saving ‘for’ college.

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 instead of allowing others to make those types of life-long personal and financial decisions for your family?

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 instead of allowing others to make those types of life-long personal and financial decisions for your family?

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Three Big Traps Your Family Must Avoid

Three Big Traps Your Family Must Avoid

These are the true big traps of the process...
..big traps that colleges NEVER want you to know about.

It's Not Free and Easy!

Formulas colleges use to determine how much each student / family pays are complex to say the least.  Unfortunately, behind-the-scenes, this is also where parents (and students) are unknowingly led to believe by the institutions that the entire process is free and easy.

After all, they put ‘free’ in the name of the federal required funding form which would make you think easy, quick, even in many cases just a formality. 
Wrong, big wrong!  Answers given on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and CSS/Profile (even more complex funding application) can have a major impact on what your family actually pays.  Not a formality at all but rather the very foundation of families paying too much.

Who Are Colleges Really Helping?

The second big trap to avoid is “we are the college and we will provide all the help you need.”  The quick hole in that theory from the student / family is this: “I am considering six colleges, will you help me with the other five or just yours?”  In other words, colleges will help like car dealers will help you buy a car or a real estate agent will help you buy a house – it’s just business to them!

 

Colleges aren’t really helping your family, are they?  No, they are actually helping themselves.  They are actually just selling you behind the pressure of acceptance and the allure of easy – all the while substantially overcharging you for something you could likely pay much less to obtain.

Fox Guarding the Hen House!

And finally, the third big trap to avoid at all costs is just following along with what the colleges and all their strategically-propagated information tells you to do.  This is the cardinal sin and will almost guarantee that your family pays too much – in many cases much too much – for college.

It’s like 
‘letting the fox guard the hen house.’

 

You may be asking: “how is this heavily-skewed college information distributed?”  It starts at the top and funnels right down – from the colleges, through the very structure of the process, through the high schools, continuing down to the application and acceptance process.

It's Not Free and Easy!

Formulas colleges use to determine how much each student / family pays are complex to say the least.  Unfortunately, behind-the-scenes, this is also where parents (and students) are unknowingly led to believe by the institutions that the entire process is free and easy.

After all, they put ‘free’ in the name of the federal required funding form which would make you think easy, quick, even in many cases just a formality. 
Wrong, big wrong!  Answers given on the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and CSS/Profile (even more complex funding application) can have a major impact on what your family actually pays.  Not a formality at all but rather the very foundation of families paying too much.

Who Are Colleges Really Helping?

The second big trap to avoid is “we are the college and we will provide all the help you need.”  The quick hole in that theory from the student / family is this: “I am considering six colleges, will you help me with the other five or just yours?”  In other words, colleges will help like car dealers will help you buy a car or a real estate agent will help you buy a house.  Bottom line – it’s just business to them!

 

Colleges aren’t really helping your family, are they?  No, they are actually helping themselves.  They are actually just selling you behind the pressure of acceptance and the allure of easy – all the while substantially overcharging you for something you could likely pay much less to obtain.

Fox Guarding the Hen House!

And finally, the third big trap to avoid at all costs is just following along with what the colleges and all their strategically-propagated information tells you to do.  This is the cardinal sin and will almost guarantee that your family pays too much – in many cases much too much – for college.

Actually, this could be akin to ‘letting the fox guard the hen house.’

You may be asking: “how is this heavily-skewed college information distributed?”  It starts at the top and funnels right down – from the colleges, through the very structure of the process, through the high schools, continuing down to the application and acceptance process.

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!

How Your Family Can Pay Less for College

How Your Family Can Pay Less for College

How Your Family Can
Pay Less for College

With the colleges controlling the process, determining who is admitted, and basically determining how much each student and family pays, what can your family do to pay less?

The entire college funding process is structured around a basically fictitious price that allows colleges and universities to ultimately charge each student a different amount based almost solely on what they think they can get the family to pay.  All the while hidden behind an overly-complex process that families have no way of understanding.  Instead, most all just give up, complete what they are asked to complete, provide what financials they are requested to provide, sign what they are asked to sign, and pay what needs to be paid.

Truly the best kept secret in America!

Colleges unfortunately know that we will do anything for our children – exhaust our resources, mortgage our houses, and sacrifice our retirement plans – to pay for their higher education!

There must be something you can do right?
There is…

With the colleges controlling the process, determining who is admitted, and basically
determining how much each student and family pays, what can your family do to pay less?

With all information custom-tailored and delivered exclusively from your family’s perspective, your ‘True Cost’ College Report includes:

Our Free ‘True Cost’ College Report is your family’s guide to understanding the process from your standpoint and ultimately paying less for college.

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Students – your Free Family ‘True Cost’ College Report will also include the most current admission and testing stats, which will help you better gauge your current college options and make your final selection.

Parents – your Free Family ‘True Cost’ College Report will also include such valuable information as each school’s types of available funding, their yield and how that impacts your student, as well as the average amount of student and parent loans and non-need based funding awarded annually at each institution.

The entire college funding process is structured around a basically fictitious price that allows colleges and universities to ultimately charge each student a different amount based almost solely on what they think they can get the family to pay.  All the while hidden behind an overly-complex process that families have no way of understanding.  Instead, most all just give up, complete what they are asked to complete, provide what financials they are requested to provide, sign what they are asked to sign, and pay what needs to be paid.

Truly the best kept secret in America!  

Colleges unfortunately know that we will do anything for our children – exhaust our resources, mortgage our houses, and sacrifice our retirement plans – to pay for their higher education!

There must be something you can do right?  There is…

With all information custom-tailored and delivered exclusively from
your family’s perspective, your ‘True Cost’ College Report includes:

Our Free ‘True Cost’ College Report is your family’s guide to understanding the process from your standpoint and ultimately paying less for college.

Bonus Content
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Students – your Free Family ‘True Cost’ College Report will also include the most current admission and testing stats, which will help you better gauge your current college options and make your final selection.

 

Parents – your Free Family ‘True Cost’ College Report will also include such valuable information as each school’s types of available funding, their yield and how that impacts your student, as well as the average amount of student and parent loans and non-need based funding awarded annually at each institution.