No one chooses to send their kids to college based solely on the sticker price of a college tuition. So why does it feel that way?
In todayâ€™s economic times, too many families are forced to take out a second mortgage, sacrifice their retirement, or send their child to a community college instead of taking the previously sure path to a quality college education.Â Parents make compromises in their childâ€™s educational pursuits not because they truly lack the funds, but because they lack the knowledge of their options.Â If you dedicate the time, you would discover that not only wonâ€™t you have to settle for second-best, but you could actually expand your options beyond your current knowledge.
You already know there is plenty of information on the internet about the types of financial aid available. In fact a quick Google search brought up 53,700,000 pages when I used the search term â€śfinancial aidâ€ť. But knowing there are grants, scholarships, student loans, and education tax credits available wonâ€™t take you very far if you donâ€™t know how to find and use them for your benefit.
Without a systematic way to determine what information applies to your situation, you can jump from one website to the next encountering similar information â€“ until you finally determine itâ€™s not worth your time figuring this stuff out. Yet, you can avoid this roller coaster ride, by using a tried and tested system.Â And the system doesnâ€™t have to be very complex either.
Â All you really need to know are two elements:
1)Â What financial aid resources work for your family.
2) Â What financial aid resources donâ€™t work for your family. Because at the end of the day, the real question is, â€śDoes it work for you?â€ťÂ If it does, then weâ€™ve reached our objective.Â If it doesnâ€™t, we need to try something else, and thatâ€™s what we do in this course.
Presenting:Â The 2014 Online Stacking Course
Have you already spent hours on the internet looking for financial aid information? Have you found similar information on multiple sites but nothing that seems to be specifically tailored to you and your situation? Do you wonder if you should be concentrating your efforts on getting grants, scholarships, student loans or . . . something else?Â Have you gotten to the point that your plan is simply relying on whatever the colleges will give you for financial aid?
Do you wonder if a more deliberate approach would make a difference?Â If so, then this course is just for you.Â Youâ€™ll learn how college funding is a simple, step-by-step process. By the time you finish the course, youâ€™ll have not only learned where the money to pay for college is coming from, but how to find more in the future.Â And you will also have learned which types of financial donâ€™t benefit your situation and why.
As a parent there is always the fearâ€¦
Have I done all the right things?
Will my childâ€™s future be limited because I missed something or didnâ€™t do something?
Will my child have to go to a particular college or university thatâ€™s not their first choice because I didnâ€™t prepare for it?
The guilt and stress can be overwhelming
Getting the right information at the right time can go a long way to reduce the anxiety and fear of making a mistake.Â Â The consequence for your child of not getting the right information could be hefty student loans, not going to the college of their choice, or going to a technical school instead of a 4-year college.Â And the consequence for you as a parent is the realization that you squandered an opportunity that you had plenty of time to take.
Itâ€™s a big deal
If you donâ€™t handle this process correctly, you lose your biggest asset – which is time. The best part of this process is that you have time.Â The worst part is that you have time and itâ€™s easy to ignore it until youâ€™re out of time and options.
It begs the $100,000 Question
What would you say if I asked â€śCan you get your checkbook and write a good check for $100,000 (average of $25,000 for private school education) for your child’s education today?â€ť
Most parents answer â€śno.â€ť
Unfortunately, we don’t know which colleges will accept your children. Nor do we know the cost of tuition, room and board, books, travel expenses, and what other living expenses will cost. We do know that few parents are prepared to make a $100,000+/- commitment to get their child into the best school possible without some proper planning.
You need to plan in order to successfully navigate the college funding process
Even though your children’s college future destination is unknown at this point, your hopes, dreams and aspirations for them to attend college are alive and well. Letâ€™s see what Robert Ryder had to say:
I havenâ€™t had children in college
for a number of years
My nephew has been living with us for several years and whose custodianship is under me.Â I was just overwhelmed with and didnâ€™t have a clue how to do all those financial aid forms since I havenâ€™t had children in the college loop for a number of years.Â Being a professional myself, I felt the need to reach out to another professional that knew how to do it better than I.
How did the process go for you?
You were just the person or organization that I was looking for my nephew. Â You explained what you would do and you made it very easy and your pricing was very reasonable. You were the whole package and you were turn-key.Â At times, I paid extra for that and I didnâ€™t mind that because I didnâ€™t have the time or the knowledge to get involved with the nitty gritty of something you do all the time.
Any final thoughts?
College financial planning is an area that requires an individual or a company that works with this all the time.Â It has to be what they do and they know their way around the system â€“ how to get the filings and the paper work done and take it through to completion. If someone is not prepared do that themselves, then I would highly recommend they hire someone like you.
– Robert Ryderâ€¨Englewood Cliffs, NJ
What this course is:
- A course designed for first generation parents of kids in 8th grade through 11th grade or parents that went through this process a while ago and realize that it has changed and want the current information
- A community of parents that are committed to providing a quality education for their children
- A systematic method to find, evaluate and plan to use different financial aid resources by using a combination of learning modes (video, audio, audio, etc.)
At College Funding Resource we believe:
Tell me, Iâ€™ll forget. Show me, Iâ€™ll remember. Involve me, Iâ€™ll understand.
– Chinese proverb
What this course is not:
- Â A one-size-fits-all answer with everyone getting the same results (although the process is the same for everyone)
- A promise of â€śxâ€ť amount of financial aid (only a college can promise a certain amount of financial aid)
- Â Covering â€śadvanced college planning topicsâ€ť including financial planning and tax planning strategies which can only be delivered on a one-on-one basis
What you will discover:
You will learn to understand the financial aid process and determine which of the various topics we cover will benefit your situation. Â
You will also discover:
- The most important factor that determines your financial aid eligibility
- How to open a dialog with your child about college planning (and actually get them to take ownership of their education)
- Why financial aid awards vary for each student and each college–and how to find your best financial fit
- How to avoid â€śFinancial Aid Envyâ€ť, that feeling we all get when hearing another parent bragging about their financial aid package
- What you as a parent can do to improve your financial aid eligibility profile (and what you canâ€™t do)
- How the CFR Methodology makes the Doâ€™s and Donâ€™ts of College Funding easy to understand
- How to recognize gaps between where you are now and where you need to be for maximum financial aid (and what to do about it)
- How to avoid shackling yourself with years of back-breaking college debt using the Three Rules of Responsible Borrowing
Felicia, offered insight into qualifying your college of choice based on its ability to serve as a strategic partner in your college funding plan. SheÂ offeredÂ simple & practical advice that every parent could utilize in their quest to prepare for the expense of their child’s education.
– Jaynee Sasso, Host of Protect Your American Dream
Access to Forum and Download Resources
Weekly Conference Calls
It all sounds like a great course Â . . .
But I’m busy, I don’t have time for a course
Your childâ€™s education is important.Â Taking the time to become knowledgeable about your options is worth setting aside an hour a day, 5 hours each week. You could spend the time watching television or checking in with your friends on Facebook but spending the time with us will pay dividends for yearâ€™s to come as your child steps into the future that you always dreamed of for them.
Why Itâ€™s A Good Idea to Pay $495 For Information You Can Find On The Internet
Imagine telling your friends that you are going to pay $495 for information you could find on the internet.Â What would that get you?Â Laughed out of the group.Â A sarcastic offer to sell you the Brooklyn Bridge too!
We know it admittedly seems pretty foolish to pay for information found on the internet. We acknowledge that.Â However without the right guidance, developing a college funding solution for your family can be frustrating. If you donâ€™t know where to look and what is important to you, then paying for a guide to help you determine the best course of action for your situation may, in fact be, one of the smartest decisions you could make for yourself.
Do you have a cleaning service?
I do too.Â After growing up in a military family I can certainly clean my own house.Â But to tell you the truth, I’m not a woman who enjoys cleaning her house.Â So Iâ€™d rather pay Isabel and Efraim, $90 bi-weekly to clean it for me.Â Why? Because I value my time and I don’t like cleaning toilets.Â I also put a value on my time and will often pay an expert or someone with the skills to do what I don’t want to do or learn. I’ve spent conservatively 22,000 hours in the last 11 years, focused on only one topic â€“ college funding. You can’t duplicate the time I’ve invested in learning about college funding during this course but you can learn about the topics that are most important to you with my help. Â
Whatâ€™s your time worth?
Assume you make $75,000 a year.Â If you take off 2 weeks for unpaid vacation and work 40 hours a week, in a year you would work a total of 2000 hours.Â That translates an hourly wage of $37.50/hr.Â If you spent the 40 hours allocated for this course, learning and figuring out what weâ€™ll cover, you would have spent $1,500 of your free time.Â For less than 66% of what youâ€™d invest in personal time figuring out what we will cover in this course, you could pay for this course and have a guide to keep you from making mistakes and wasting your time.
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Registration for 2014 Stacking Courses is closed. But sign up to get information about our 2015 Stacking Courses.
But what if you donâ€™t get value for your money?
You canâ€™t get back your time but you can get back your money. This course comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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P.P.S. Yes! I understand this course has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If I attend the entire first week of the training and I’m not 100% satisfied, then all I have to do is tell Felicia or a staff member at the end of the first week and I’ll receive my money back – no hassles, no hard feelings, no drama. My satisfaction is guaranteed and Felicia’s #1 priority. Â
P.P.S.Â You could spend hours scouring the internet for useful information that will help you figure how youâ€™ll pay for college. Weâ€™ve done the work for you of gathering resources youâ€™ll need and showing you where and how to put together a plan for yourself. Yes, the course is an investment. A good education always is. If youâ€™re on the fence, I say jump. 8 weeks from the start of the course, youâ€™ll be better informed and able to move forward with a solid plan to pay for college. Put your trust in us, youâ€™re in good hands.
Frequently Asked Questions:
When does the course begin?
The Stacking Course begins October 13, 2014.
Â Â How long does the course run?
The course is scheduled to run 8 weeks and will end on December 12, 2014.Â We will be skipping Thanksgiving week (November 24-28).
Â What is the price? And is there an installment plan?
The current price is $495 for the regular version.Â You also get the option of a two-part installment plan.
Â Â How do I sign up right away?
You can sign up below.Â And no, there are no discounts.Â The prices are reasonable when compared with courses of this caliber.
Â What information do I need to gather or prepare before the course starts?
Itâ€™s not necessary to prepare anything prior to the course starting.Â That said, you will greatly benefit form taking the time to read the Stacking 2014 prospectus if you have not done so already.
Â What will you be providing as part of the course?
We will be providing notes, as well as, handouts, spreadsheets, a forum and weekly group calls.
Do you have any further questions?Â Anything we left out?
Email us (either Elah or me) at elah at collegefundingresource.com or feliciag at collegefundingresource.com.Â You should hear from us in 24-48 hours.Â If not, contact me via Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/feliciagopaul Â