COLLEGE PLANNING COST SOLUTIONS

13540 Northgate Estates Drive, Suite 100

Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Satellite offices located throughout Colorado 

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We also partner with other college planning experts across the country such as POM College Consulting to help provide our clients with the highest level of service. CPCS is not an SEC Registered Investment Advisor, and does not provide legal or tax advice. Licensed professionals should be consulted with regard to the provision of these services.

We can provide all or part of the following services for you and your student(s). We put our expertise to work for you, so you don’t have to become a college-funding expert. These items will be done in a timely manner as dictated by your child’s year of graduation and the individual college’s deadlines, and will depend on your cooperation as needed.

Student Counseling

Student Assessment
Personality Profile Evaluation
Advanced Search Of Careers, Majors & Studies Based On Specific Student Interests
Innovative College Search Based On Demographics & Personalized Areas Of Importance
Personalized Private Student Interview – Designed By A Ph.D., An M.I.T. Graduate & Former University
Professor Extremely Knowledgeable About Admissions Practices
The Interview Will Be Conducted By A NACAC Certified Counselor – Many Who Were Previous Admission Officers At Major Universities Across The Country
Written Report Will Be Provided To The Parent & Advisor Along With A Summary Of The Interview & Recommendations For The Student
Personalized Interview on “Building The Perfect School List…For YOU!”
Work one-on-one with your private counselor to develop the criteria for building the optimal school list for your unique, specific situation
SAT Prep Course Entitled “The Little-Known Secrets of Acing the SAT!”
This “cliff notes” SAT Prep Course has eliminated the “filler” of most SAT Prep courses and just focuses on the most essential key strategies of how to ace the SAT!
ACT Prep Course Entitled “Everything You Must Know To Master the ACT!”
This “cliff notes” ACT Prep Course will give you the treasure chest of tips and strategies on how to master the ACT!
Personalized College Scholarship Eligibility Report
Know EXACTLY which merit-based college scholarships your student will be eligible for
This report, used in conjunction with our proprietary SAT/ACT courses, can be worth tens of thousands of dollars in additional merit-based aid.
Admission Application Review
Our very own in-house Admission Consultants will review your Admission Application to make sure everything is the way it should be.
Admission Essay Review
Your very own Private NACAC Certified Counselor will review, edit & critique up to 3 essays for your student
These essays are an essential part of the college admissions process and often times, are the student’s only real chance to shine!
In-Depth Personalized Analysis on your Chances of Enrollment at up to 4 colleges
Know in advance your chances of admission at over 150 of the nations’ Top Colleges (including the Ivy League!) – with a 94% accuracy rate!!!
Developed by Ivy League-educated experts that assess hundreds of variables – from extracurricular activities to GPA – and tells you exactly how likely you are to get into each college
Stop sweating bullets and losing sleep wondering if you’ve got a shot at admission.
Unlike many counselors who use broad labels such as “reach” or “safety” schools, our report quantifies your chances of getting in using percentages. We combine our admissions expertise with advanced statistical analysis to give you your probability of admission at the colleges you are considering. 
Knowing whether you have an 83% chance of getting into a college or a 35% chance enables you to make the best and most informed application decisions.
Follow-Up Student /Parent Q&A Interview with your very own Private NACAC Counselor / Admissions Coach
You will have access to a personalized Q&A follow-up interview with your NACAC Certified Counselor / Admissions Coach where both the Student and the Parents can ask ANY follow-up questions you have about schools, admissions, applications, things you need to be doing now that you’re down to the wire, etc…
Unlimited Q&A Email Access to Our Highly-Acclaimed Expert SAT / ACT Team
You have UNLIMITED email follow-up with our exclusive SAT/ACT experts where you can ask ANY follow-up questions in regards to the SAT & ACT courses
Have “on-call” experts on your side!

College Funding Strategies

Calculate Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
Provide Planning Recommendations To Reduce EFC
Provide Financial Aid Award Estimates For An Unlimited Number of Schools, & Recommend Additional Schools To Be Considered
Provide Recommendations For The Best Way To Pay Your Share Of College Costs
Provide Cost-Efficient Borrowing Strategies To Help Keep Financial Goals In Line, Along With Cash Flow Strategies for College Years & Beyond
Provide Complete Financial Overview On College, Cash Flow, Retirement & Develop A Plan To Improve Each Area
Provide Strategies That Legally Protect Your Savings & Retirement Accounts From The Financial Aid Formulas
Provide Strategies On How To Possibly Use Your Home Equity So That It Helps, Rather Than Hurts, In The Financial Aid Formulas

Financial Aid Data Gathering & Processing

College Planning Checklist With All Timelines & Deadlines That Is Updated Electronically

   and E-Mailed Every Time Something Is Completed &/Or Missing
Free Bonus – Complete Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Register Your Student For The CSS PROFILE
Complete CSS PROFILE & Walk Families Through All Supporting Documentation
Complete Any Additional Forms Required By The Individual Schools
Confirm The Accuracy Of The Student Aid Report (SAR)
Make Any Necessary Adjustments To The SAR
Advise and Counsel on Stafford and PLUS Loan Applications
Provide Protection From Being Overlooked For Grants, Scholarships Or Loans Due To Mistakes In Your Financial Aid Forms

Appeals

Spreadsheet Up To 3 Award Letters And Professionally Evaluate If Your Offer Was Fair
Provide Tested Appeal Letters If You Were Under-Awarded

Value Added Services

Sponsor “Client-Only” Teleconferences Throughout the Year For Parents & Students On Topics Ranging From Essay Writing To Admission Tips
Provide Easy-To-Use Parent & Student Manuals
Provide a Monthly E-Letter To Parents & Students To Keep Them Updated On Everything They Need To Be Aware Of Along The Way

   With A Weekly College Funding “Tip of the Week”
Automatic E-Mails Submitted Monthly To Both Parents & Students On What They Need To Be Doing That Month To Maximize Their

   College Admissions And Financial Aid Results
Personalized Financial Aid FAQ Page
Interactive Online Page For Each Parent / Student
Provide Parent / Student Feedback On Specific Colleges
Unlimited Support For Parents & Students
Bonus Item: Copy Of Our “Student Handbook For Success”
Bonus Item: Copy Of Our “College Admissions Boot Camp Handbook”
A One-Stop Shop to Always Have Your Questions Answered With Personalized Contact
Provide “Peace of Mind” Throughout The College Admissions Process!
Our Full College Funding Solutions Planning Program covers all 4 years of undergraduate schooling.