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Why you should work with a financial aid consultant

Posted on January 10th, 2014

During the college admissions process, the cost of standardized testing, test prep services, college applications, and college visits can really add up.

And that’s before you even start thinking about paying for major expenses like college tuition, fees, textbooks, room, and board.

With college being such an expensive investment already, you may be wondering why anyone would pay someone just to help them figure out how to pay for it.

Financial aid consultants save you money on college

We hear this question all of the time from cash-strapped college-bound families.

The fact that college is such a large investment is precisely why you work with people who know how to maximize your college dollar during the application and financial aid process.

Think about this: Why do people work with financial planners, business consultants, or investors?

Disclaimer: Not a certified financial planner.

Disclaimer: Model is not a certified financial planner.

Because they trust these experts to help them save and/or make more money.

That’s what we aim to do. Our goal in starting College Financing Group was to save families time and money on college. Our 35 years combined education financing experience give us the tools and knowledge to help college-bound students and parents make the most of their college investment.

When it comes to the college application, financial aid, and student loan processes, we’ve seen it all.

And our experience has taught us a lot about how to maximize a student’s chances of receiving the most financial aid, which schools offer a lot of aid in the way of merit scholarships, and how to craft a successful financial aid appeal.

How we help families pay for college

Unlike most counselors, our services are affordable for ordinary families struggling to figure out how to pay for college. Starting at only $195 for a full academic year, we provide assistance to families throughout the entire financial aid process.

That’s quite a bargain when you consider that we’ve saved families thousands of dollars on their tuition bills.

Two of our clients, Pat and Judy B. of Rochester, NY, found this out firsthand when we helped them gain an additional $20,000 in financial aid:

We’re very impressed with the financial aid award. We wrote the college a letter that was modeled after the letter we wrote at College Financing Group’s recommendation and assistance. Writing the letter was very beneficial as they increased the scholarship from $40,000 to $60,000.

Your guidance resulted in an additional $20,000 of financial aid. We will gladly recommend you in the future.

Personal service at an affordable price

We understand that the college application and financial aid process is time-consuming, expensive, and stressful.

That’s why we  provide a personalized service to fit exactly what your family needs–finding scholarships, matching your student up with affordable colleges, filling out financial aid forms, comparing financial aid offers, filing financial aid appeals, and much more.

We also help students understand the financial impact of college costs and introduce them to colleges and scholarships they may have never considered without working with us–saving them and their families thousands on their college education.

Below, our co-founder Andy Leardini explains the benefits of working with College Financing Group.

Call us for a free financial aid consultation

Not convinced we’re right for you? You don’t have to take our word for it–read more testimonials from our satisfied clients.

You can also call our founders, Rick Ross and Andy Leardini, at 1-888-234-3907, or fill out our contact form and we’ll get back to you within 24 hours.


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