Advantages of Hiring a Certified Expert College Planner
Why a College and Financial Aid Consultant Is a Necessity and Not Just A Luxury?
Financial Aid advisor knows how to properly complete your forms to maximize your financial aid eligibility. Remember 1 in 7 FAFSA doesn't get processed correctly. A large percent of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms that do get processed have errors or inconsistencies that can cause you to lose some or all you're financial aid.
Benefits associated with financial aid services provided by a financial aid planner.
A financial aid advisor can save you time, hassle and aggravation of researching student loans, free college scholarships, and the entire mind-bending financial aid process. A financial aid advisor can save you time and money by helping you receive financial aid.
A college financial aid advisor can save you from having to complete the countless financial aid forms, student loan forms, and free college scholarship applications. A financial aid advisor protects you from missing deadlines and making other costly mistakes. A financial aid advisor guides you through the entire financial aid process.
A college funding counselor may put a plan together for you to possibly reduce your student loans while increasing the number of college scholarships you may receive. A financial aid advisor provides peace of mind knowing you've received the financial aid you're entitled while minimizing your time effort and energy. A financial aid advisor can tell you if you are receiving a fair financial aid offer or that it should be appealed.
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What you can expect:
1. Better Career Planning – Better Life
Admission, SAT/ACT, Personality/Career Assessment, Mentoring & Coaching and Financial Aid Planning.
2. Best Fit College Admissions
Admissions Requirements i.e. A-G requirements, Winning Essays, Prompts 1 & 2, Diversity Statements, Recommendation Letters, Common Applications etc.
3. Admission Applications
Student’s select three schools of their choice i.e. dream school and two back-up schools which are submitted and requirements met by specific collegiate deadlines. Additional schools may be submitted per special request.
4. Financial Aid Planning
EDFIN submits Federal, State, Institutional, Grants, Scholarships and Loans for three colleges. Additional schools may be submitted per special request.
Student’s submit “Final Choice School” by deadline to EDFIN and EDFIN informs family of any additional requirements to be accepted to college.
Final College Choice: EDFIN takes over the entire process of applying for financial aid, completing & submitting forms and working with college representatives on the family's’ behalf.
Note: Students and parent(s) initials are required indicating each service has been completed:
5. Personality/Career Assessment:
This initial personality & career assessment i.e. college planning assessment is designed to help students identify their strength, values and motivations to determine their career choices and “Best Fit for College Admissions.” Personality Career Assessment is administered by a qualified Career Coach utilizing different methods to help students identify possible career choices through a self-discovery process.
6. Tutoring Partnership / Test Preparation
Guides students in preparing and improving upon scholastic testing, PSAT, ACT, SAT and essay writing. EDFIN staff does not provide tutoring services, instead we pair our clients with a variety of Tutoring service providers.
Our Expert College Planner understands that every student is unique in placement, grade, interest, social skills, age, needs and a combination thereof or more. Upon our initial consultation, we will review and discuss with the student and parent(s) the variety of programs offered to best fit the service required to jump start your college plan.