We believe if you make informed, intentional decisions when choosing a college, you will significantly improve your child’s and your own financial future. Our planning process will help your family make an informed, intentional college choice. If you choose the Avery College Planning Process, you will have access to your own web portal that will guide you through the process.
In addition to the portal, you will receive a 90-Minute Planning session with a Certified Financial Planner®. This meeting we will discuss our process which helps you make an informed college choice and review the software so that you can lead a decision for your family. Our process will help you Discover, Be Intentional and Execute your college choice.
Discover – Provides you with the important information on what college and universities think you can afford versus what you can actually afford.
- Federal Expected Family Contribution
- Institutional Expected Family Contribution
- Consensus Expected Family Contribution
- Your Four-Year College Pre-Approval Amount
- Base Scenario Facts, that will help you fill out the FASFA
Be Intentional – Before applying to colleges you will understand the cost associated with attendance. Wouldn’t it be great to know if you can afford a college before you apply?
- Obtain Net Price Calculation for target schools – See what need based grants you qualify for as well as Merit Scholarship you qualify to receive.
- Find generous schools that best fit your situation.
- Understand your out of pocket cost and how you will pay for each year of attendance.
- Know the amount of loans (if any) necessary and the cost to repay those loans.
- Know the estimated take home pay your child will earn after graduating. This will allow them to understand if they can afford the loans.
- See All Available Scholarships Awards for all schools on your list.
Execute Plan- now that you know the best colleges for you, it is time to apply to your top schools.
- Application Tracking – Use software to track applications and college specific deadlines.
- Evaluate Offers – compare school offers side-by-side
- Appeal to preferred choice – College is a buyer’s market. The first offer is not always the best offer.
- Apply for Scholarships