A+ College Planning Services

Complete College Planning Relief® Resource Kit

This kit contains valuable resources, including financial aid guides, student and parent loan information, college planning calendar, and scholarship information. It can become the focal point of the organized approach to your college planning. You will also find it beneficial to include visit notes, application copies, college correspondence, and much more.

Aid Eligibility Comparison Report

This report will show your calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and the award history of up to five different colleges in a head-to-head format. It will also forecast your out-of-pocket expense at each college.

With this report alone, you could save thousands of dollars in errant assumptions about the true cost of college. Additional reports can include a detailed EFC projection for both FAFSA and PROFILE, as well as a “What-will-college-cost estimate” report.

What-If Analysis

This analysis will show how a specific change in your family’s economic structure may impact your financial aid eligibility. It also demonstrates the value of recommendations and gives parents the opportunity to make informed decisions.

College Quick Reference

We provide consistently formatted data on US colleges and universities in an easy-to-read, two-page report. Up to 10 different reports are available upon request. These documents are key to accurate head-to-head comparisons.

No single source provides a more convenient display of cost, academic profile, campus characteristics, extracurricular clubs and activities, majors, affiliations, award history, admissions, and contact data.

College Funding Recommendations and Design

There are a lot of questions throughout the college planning process.  We can provide you with our honest college funding recommendations and helpful advice on how to pay for the expenses.

CPR: College Planning Relief® Professional Counseling

We will discuss various matters about college planning including the following:

  • Award Letter and/or Student Aid Report Review
  • Student Interview (Question and Answer, Financing/Expense Insight, Timeline, etc.)
  • Retirement Projections
  • Parent Cash Flow Improvement

First Year FAFSA Submission

Completing the FAFSA and CSS Profile forms can become frustrating. Feel at ease knowing that we will be right by your side completing the FAFSA form with you for the first year of your child’s college attendance.

Additional Resources

We are always adding more solutions and powerful informative reports to make your job easier. There is a lot of information you need to know before you talk with the colleges and the college financial aid office.

The CVS System

We developed the College Visit Scoring System to measure how every school you consider matches up to your and your student’s expectations. Using our system and criteria, you’ll have a method of evaluating schools that goes beyond visual impressions and prevents relying too heavily on recollection.

Industry-Leading Career Matchmaker Assessment

This much-praised Career Matchmaker Interest Inventory is based on a methodology that is respected and admired everywhere it is used, as it’s more powerful than any other interest assessment. Matchmaker does not just provide students with a ranked list of careers they should learn more about but it also explains why.

This depth gives students valuable insights that they can use as a springboard to further their career exploration and discovery, making the learning process a rewarding and enriching experience.

Detailed Scholarship Search Tools

Scholarships are important to college planning. Through our system, we provide resources to search for national and local grants while saving the information for later completion. This powerful feature will save all potential scholarships so that the student can go back later to complete the application and prioritize the process.

Student College Portfolio Development

The Living Portfolio is always just a click away while students are navigating our personal inventories and occupational learning pages. This makes it easy to build and grow a valuable storehouse of knowledge, ideas, and action plans.

We call it a Living Portfolio because it grows and evolves with each student, transforming career exploration into pathways to success. It’s more than a place to keep information—it’s a place to nurture dreams.

Career Exploration

The career content is a deep reservoir of original material created by our tireless team of researchers, writers, and multimedia developers. It is unmatched anywhere in quality and quantity.

Everything is prepared with students in mind, offering them countless avenues for exploration. We update all of our resources regularly to ensure freshness—from comprehensive databases to career descriptions and profiles.

Step-by-Step College Admission Guides

This is a powerful resource for any student that just needs the basics when it comes to the college admission process. We put together a three-step system to accomplish the procedures easily. Students start with our college exploration step, then proceed to our college financial aid step, and finish with our complete college application process.

Financial Aid Guides

College financial aid can be confusing to understand, and not all colleges are forthcoming with the best information. Our experts put together easy-to-use guides to help you navigate through the process. Whether you are looking for federal, state, institutional, or private college funding options, we have it all together in one place.

Interactive College Maps for All Four-Year and Two-Year Colleges

This feature is a great way to search for colleges around any city using an interactive map. You will be able to zoom into any location around the US and view scholarships that are located in close proximity. You will also be able to click on the specific college to instantly find the contact information and tuition information.

Complete Month-by-Month Detailed Plan for Every Year of High School

The college planning process can be complicated. That is why we developed a complete step-by-step academic planning timeline for you to follow. This will take you and your student through the complete process, starting in their freshman year of high school and all the way through them stepping foot on the college campus.

Ask the Academic Expert’s Support

Know that you have college academic experts on your side who can provide you with honest and accurate information from start to finish. If you have any questions about the college admission process or student financial aid, all you need to do is send your question to the academic expert.