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College Concierge is dedicated to supporting students and parents throughout the college planning and financial aid process.

We provide customized assistance with every aspect of the college planning process. We create a comprehensive plan of action to meet each students unique and specific needs. We assist with various aspects that include college list development, career  assessments, scholarship assistance, college application review & more. 

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Our experienced college planning adviser helps students outline their college essays that represent who they are and what they've accomplished. We become the project managers and ensure that every deadline is met and that students have completed their best work. 

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College is one of the biggest investments of your lifetime. Therefore, making college affordable is a crucial step that we can help you maximize. Our service packages are customized to meet each families unique needs, which may include advising and assisting in completing the FAFSA, CSS Profile, Scholarship search & more.

College Concierge is a full-service college planning and financial aid center that helps students and their families navigate the often challenging college process. Our team, comprised of an experienced College Planning Specialist and a talented Financial Aid Adviser, aims to create a positive, personal and organized experience for each student and their families  they work with. We assist students from the beginning stages of their college planning journey as well as offer financial aid guidance on how to save the most on tuition. Ultimately, we strive to ensure every student finds the college planning process stress free and rewarding.

The average cost of college tuition has increased at an overwhelming rate over the past three decades. Here is a glimpse at recent trends:

According to College Board, the average cost of college at four-year public schools has jumped from around $4,000 annually to $10,000; at private schools, the cost has gone from $18,000 to over $37,000.

With the cost of tuition likely to rise annually, it will be crucial to consider all four years of expenses when planning how you will pay for college. Our College Concierge team understands the integral aspects of the financial aid process and can help you save the most amount of money by guiding you every step of the way.

Janice Higgins

Janice recently retired as a guidance counselor from West Morris Central High School after 33 years. She has a Master’s in counseling from Montclair State University. Over the years, Janice has been involved in college workshops, seminars and countless college visits. She has helped numerous students and families navigate the college search process with her extensive background and experience. She specializes in helping each individual find the best college option for them by evaluating and discussing their academic, extracurricular and personal strengths. Janice has tremendous experience as well as a passion for working with students as they embark on their journey through the college process.

Kelly Sponeybarger

Kelly graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University where she received both her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Business Administration. She is a former Assistant Director of Financial Aid at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Kelly has found a way to combine her extensive knowledge of financial aid guidelines with her desire to help families succeed at saving money for college. She has a long term proven track record in achieving financial benefits for her many satisfied clients. Kelly has over 15 years experience helping parents with FAFSA, CSS profile and state forms.  
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 I am reaching out to update you on my applications to the six colleges you helped me out with. I have been accepted into four of the following schools - Delaware Valley, New Hampshire, University of Delaware, and Moravian- and am awaiting decisions from Muhlenberg and Rutgers. Thank you for all of your help during my application process.

 I can't thank you enough for coaching Becca and keeping her on track throughout the application process. You really helped make this a low stress process, which I know would have not been the case if I were trying to do things the way I would have done them. She really took ownership of this with your guidance and I think it means more to her as a result. I really think your system is a perfect balance between student, coach and parent, challenging kids to identify their strengths and aspirations, considering what's going to be best for them and empowering them to put their best foot forward on the application.

I want to update you on Lily’s college acceptances to date.  So far she has heard back from 4 of the 7 schools she applied to and received acceptances to all 4!  These include Penn State, University of Rhode Island, Quinnipiac and James Madison University.
 
Additional schools that she hasn’t heard from yet are Fairfield, Sacred Heart and University of Maryland.
 
As Penn State was her #1 choice and she was admitted to University Park main campus that is her committed choice.  She’s super excited to join her sister, Cara there next Fall!
 
Additional good news is that she was selected as the senior class 'Student of the Month' at WMCHS for December! Thank you for all of your assistance!

Your college planning team was extremely helpful in the college application process. Without your help, I would not have the solid essay I do now. You not only guided me in the essay writing process but also answered questions I had about college. Thank you again.

I received an email notification saying that I have been accepted into Seton Hall! I'm officially going to college. Thank you for all your help!