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Financial Aid

It is our mission to ensure that your student receives the most amount of aid and does not become a statistic.

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.

FAST FACTS & FIGURES

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of students change their majors at least once in college and incur additional expenses that were unexpected.

36%

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of students completed the FAFSA, indicating less than half of high school students are taking advantage of this process and money saving opportunities.

45%

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of students did not receive financial aid simply due to the complexity of this process.

30%

Making college affordable is one of the crucial steps that we can help you navigate. A well planned college list will include schools that are likely to offer you merit-based scholarships and other aid. If you plan to apply for need based aid, we help you understand and complete the FAFSA and CSS Profile applications. Our financial aid expert can take a detailed look at your family’s financials and advise you on the best approach for maximizing your prospects for financial awards.

We often assist students in the merit aid identification and application process. We guide you in best positioning yourself to maximize merit awards and help with communication with Financial Aid Offices at your target colleges, as well as in the preparation and timely submission of all your financial aid applications.

Each student is a different case, qualifying them for different financial options. Higher education costs are at an all time high, yet, at the same time, there are many opportunities that can be tapped to finance a significant part of your studies, sometimes their entire cost. Regardless of the extent of the assets that an applicant’s family may have, there is always a number of smart ways to reduce the costs and articulate your family’s situation. Our goal is to make sure that you take full advantage of all the opportunities that are available to you.

SERVICES

FAFSA

Award Letters

CSS

Assistance with setting up logins for both student and parent as well as completing and submitting the FAFSA form.
Review of award letters and help narrow down the process along with the appeal process if needed.
Assistance with completing and submitting the CSS Profile.

IDOCS

HESAA Questions

Loans

Assist with the completion of the IDOCS process- some institutions require after the CSS is submitted
Assist with creating HESAA logins and the completion of HESAA/State of New Jersey Questions.
Provide different loan options for the family as well as completing the loan application to fit their individual needs.

Exit Counseling

Assist the student through the federal loan process so they will be able to receive the federal loans.

Verification

Complete the verification process paperwork required by the institution.