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College Planning
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Casper Meijer
Casper Meijer
 
We provide the answers…
 
A college education today is a necessity for any young adult. In fact, a college graduate will earn over twice as much, throughout their lifetime, as compared to someone with only a high school diploma.

Although a college education is a necessity, the cost to obtain your degree can be overwhelming. A four year college education can typically range between $50,000 and $200,000.

Paying for college is only part of the puzzle. Deciding on a career, matching that choice with the most suitable college or university and navigating all the other details along the way can be a very confusing and time consuming process.
 

 
Students who are preparing for college- and their parents – are asking these questions…
 
 
  • What career or major is right for me?
  • Which college is best for me?
  • How will we pay for college?
  • What funding is available and how do we apply for it?
  • When are the application deadlines?
 

Casper Meijer, through College Funding Solutions, Inc. (CFS) provides you with answers to these questions and all your college preparation and funding needs.

Next to buying a home, your children’s college tuition is probably the largest single expense you will ever incur.
 

 
Understanding Financial Assistance
 
 
If you are the parent of a college bound high school student or you have a student in college today, you may be missing out on substantial financial assistance and not even know it.

Not understanding the financial assistance offered today could be costing you thousands of dollars, even a better education for your child.

You may think that your family makes too much money or has too many assets to qualify for any financial assistance. This is usually not the case.

Your family’s income may exceed $150,000 (even higher if you have more than one student in college) and your family may still qualify for some financial assistance. There are also a large number of grants and awards that are based solely on merit not on need regardless of income and assets.
 

 
What is a College Funding/Planning Consultant?
 
 
“A financial aid consultant works for you. He or she has no vested interest in any particular school, governmental agency or lending institution. The consultant is employed by the family to receive the best financial aid legally possible and has only one vested interest - the client. The end result can be hundreds to thousands of dollars in increased eligibility. This is accomplished by having a thorough understanding of financial aid planning principles. This is analogous to tax accountants suggesting tax reduction strategies to their clients. They are neither unethical nor immoral, they are informed. Knowledge is power. With the college costs families are faced with today, you need all the help you can get.”

Excerpt from College Financial Aid – How to Get Your Fair Share By Peter V. Laurenzo, CFP, author
 

 
The Good News…
 
 
Your student in all likelihood can receive a better education at a prestigious, expensive private college for about the same costs to you as a state college - and in some cases for less.
 
 
Here is what we can do for you
 
 
  • Build confidential student/family profile
  • Provide timeline, flowcharts, newsletters and procedural reminders
  • Assign you a personal consultant with toll free telephone and email access
  • Provide the family with our comprehensive Guidebook
  • Access to the ‘client secure’ portion of our website
  • High School preparation and assistance in creating an ‘attractive candidate’
  • Career Planning, guidance and suggestions
  • ACT, PSAT, SAT I & II test prep
  • College search, selection & application preparation
  • Campus visit information and assistance
  • Educate you on the Funding Process
  • College funding planning report and suggested strategies
  • Private sector scholarship assistance
  • File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and, if applicable, the CSS/Profile on your behalf including verification worksheets
  • Review and check the Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy, making corrections and/or updates
  • Award letter evaluations, opinions and appeals strategies for additional funding
  • Any other assistance as needed
   
 


 
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