College Financial Prep strives to help families afford the college with the best academic, social and financial fit. We are pleased to offer the following:
Money Saving Services
PRIOR TO SUBMITTING COLLEGE APPLICATIONS, COLLEGE FINANCIAL PREP:
Works with families to strategically develop a college list that will likely offer your child more merit aid dollars, regardless of financial situation.
Considers if the family has extenuating circumstances such as divorce, loss of employment, large medical expenditures or other extenuating circumstances.
Evaluates Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for both Undergraduate and Graduate students
Determines net costs prior to and after the submission of college applications.
Determines an appropriate list of colleges and universities to apply to based on the needs of the student.
AFTER SUBMITTING COLLEGE APPLICATIONS, COLLEGE FINANCIAL PREP:
Completes financial aid forms including FAFSA, CSS Profile, TAP, Excelsior and any college specific applications for both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. (For divorced families, specific nuances for custodial and non-custodial parents are adhered to.)
Assists families with verification as requested by various colleges and universities.
Work with families (and their respective college financial aid offices) that have had a downward change in circumstances that may not be reflected in the financial aid forms.
Provide assistance with scholarship essays as needed.
UPON RECEIPT OF COLLEGE ACCEPTANCES AND FINANCIAL AID OFFERS:
Evaluate your Financial Aid Awards and determine the "best offer."
Provide net price costs for all schools in which your student was accepted.
Negotiate/appeal financial aid awards.
Provide student loan advisement upon college selection. (Government based loans vs. Private loans.)
We are ready to help you and your family fulfill college dreams today!
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LET'S PLAN AHEAD
Contact College Financial Prep to begin today. It is never too early to be prepared for success!
While Vicki Vollweiler of College Financial Prep, or any college financial aid advisor, cannot guarantee receipt of financial aid, utilization of our confidential services will provide you with cost saving strategies to implement in regards to college and savings. Client understands that savings on the cost of college are not guaranteed with our college planning, preparation and advisory services. However, College Financial Prep will guide you based on your family specifics as to how to be best served to potentially maximize aid and/or scholarships. Please note: Not all cost saving strategies that may benefit you in terms of reducing your Expected Family Contribution for college are beneficial to you from a tax perspective. College Financial Prep is not a replacement for your Attorney, Accountant, Financial Planner or Investment Advisor. It is recommended to discuss various strategies, as necessary, with the above mentioned professionals. FAFSA, TAP and CSS Profile may all be completed free of charge without professional assistance. Fees charged are not for submitting the financial aid applications. Fees charged are for the advice and expertise offered. College Financial Prep is not affiliated with the Department of Education.