Tuition and Fees

With college costs increasing at an average rate of 6% to 10% each year, many families are finding it difficult, if not impossible, to send their children through four years of college.

What is a financial aid consultant?

Effective financial aid planning requires sophisticated knowledge of the complex elements which determine a student’s aid eligibility coupled with sound financial skills. With four-year college costs ranging from several thousand dollars to in excess of one hundred thousand dollars, it makes good sense to utilize a professional planner who has the experience to guide you through the process and ensure you’re not losing financial aid dollars.

As a local and national leader in the financial aid planning field for over 30 years, College Aid Planning Associates, Inc. is dedicated to providing comprehensive and personalized service to our clients.

A College Aid Planning Associates’ comprehensive consultation will provide:

  • A thorough analysis of the factors that impact your aid eligibility with recommendations to ensure that the student is demonstrating as much financial need as legally possible.

  • A calculation of your “Expected Family Contribution.” Knowing how much your out-of-pocket costs will be before you go through the application process could save you considerable time, money, and frustration.

  • Sound advice on how to effectively finance the portion of college costs not subsidized by aid.

  • A historical aid profile of each school your child is applying to.

  • Preparation of the necessary financial aid forms. Forms improperly completed or sent in late may disqualify, reduce or delay your aid.

  • Advice on evaluating and/or appealing the financial aid packages offered.

College Aid Planning Associates, Inc. is not a scholarship search service and does not and can not guarantee financial aid. Furthermore, we will not make recommendations that are either illegal or unethical.