COLLEGE ADMISSION SERVICES
There are thousands of different educational possibilities to choose from whether a state school or national renowned university. They all have financial aid, most of which is either merit or income based. We will help you navigate these unfamiliar waters and will put together the best package available in order to get the LARGEST possible award of Free money(Grants and Scholarships) for your child without as small of a financial burden as is possible on your family.
COLLEGE APPLICATIONS, FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIP SERVICES:
My packages based upon my hourly rate of $50. Our initial Consultation will be a 2 hour meeting where we will decide what is the best plan to proceed with. As you can see we have many different paths of assistance that can be combined to maximize your future success. We typically meet twice a week for College Application Workshops to complete the applications and to work on essays. This process generally takes a minimum of 7-8 months during the Senior year of High School. The packages below are a baseline of the minimum hours to complete the work separated by what you and your family feel that your needs are.:
1)College Applications only(No Financial Aid Assistance) : $600 for up to 4, $700 for 6, $800 for 8, $900 for 10, and each additional school is $75
2)College Applications and the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA)only(No Scholarship/Grant Assistance) is $800 w/4 applications and $900 for 6 applications, $1000 for 8 applications, $1200 for 10, and each additional school is $150
3)ALL INCLUSIVE: The College Applications, FAFSA and Scholarship Search(CSS NOT INCLUDED) is $1700 for 4, $1900 for 6, $2100 for 8, $2300 for 10, $2600 for 12, and each additional school over 12 are $300
4)Financial Aid Advising only (FAFSA, CSS(College board Scholarship Service) and Scholarships &Grants Research(No College Application Assistance) With this service you receive assistance with researching, applying and finalizing ALL Scholarships and grants applications. We keep track of the dates, edit the essays. in addition to the applications for the FAFSA, and CSS financial aid forms. The fee is $900 per year
5)CSS(College board Scholarship Service) required by most schools(due is Feb) is an in-depth Financial Aid assessment(All Familial:custodial & non-custodial assets): reviewing 3 years of income, debts, etc. This application usually requires 10 hours@$25 is $300/$500**
6) POST-ADMISSION SERVICES:This Service is for a Student's needs after they have Accepted their chosen University. Assistance with Registration for Orientation, Fall Classes and/or Housing. Many Families are not sure about these next steps and this assistance package is specifically designed to help. Because Accepting your chosen College is only half of the process. The fee is $400.
7)RETURNING STUDENT ADVISING: This Service is for Former/Returning college students who need Advising(Academic, Study Abroad. etc) or Financial Assistance(FAFSA, CSS Profile), Scholarships, or Employment(Internships or Post-Graduate Job searches). The yearly fee is $600
* Divorced/Two Family Households who will Require the Non-Custodial Parent Form must pay the $500 fee.
** If more hours are required to complete any work, they will be done on a contractual basis($50.00/hr) to be agreed upon in advance.
High test scores are a VERY important part of the Admission process. Most Universities will accept either the SAT(Critical Reading, Math, Essay) or the ACT(English, Math, Science Reading, Essay), but you must take at least 2 SAT II Subject Tests(Literature, World & US History, Math 1 & 2, Biology E &M, Chemistry, Physics, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hebrew, Italian and Latin). It is imperative that we have the best possible scores; and often that can make it necessary to re-take one or more of these tests A typical test preparation course class meets 2-3 times a week and consists of 5-7 students of the same grade level. The Advanced Placement exams can ONLY be taken in conjunction with an Advanced Placement(AP) class offered at the students High School. They are usually year long classes with exams that are traditionally offered in the late Spring(May-June) depending upon the school system. Our preparation mirrors the SAT II Subject Test except the Subject test is multiple choice and that while a portion of the AP exam is multiple choice there are also several essays called DBQs(Data Based Questions which focuses on a question and essay assessment of several pieces of evidence. We practice both the Multiple choice questions and the DBQs to assure students confidence in not only in the process but exam.
We offer PSAT Test Preparation assistance to students in 8th- 11th grade. This is exam is used as an EARLY measure of College Aptitude and Admittance. Depending upon the State and/or School district it can be tested as early as 8th or 9th grade. The sooner that you begin preparation the better, as the scores are passed along to Universities and Scholarship programs (National Merit Scholar Program, NHRP and NAA) during 9th, 10th & 11th Grade. And can be used by High School Counselors for admittance to AP and Dual Credit courses. PSAT score success is an EARLY indicator higher SAT & ACT scores. Prepping now increases likelihood that you will be on track for Senior year AND College Applications.
The prices below reflect all inclusive services: which is test preparation assistance services as long as you require it for 9 months-THEONLY EXCEPTIONS ARE THE AP EXAMS AND THE PRIVATE COURSES . These courses are for shorter scheduled to coincide with an actual class taught during the High School year and thus meet within a predetermined time.
Our fees are: $1400 for 2 of the SAT II Tests(ADDITIONAL TESTS ARE $150 EACH), $1300 for the SAT, $1000-PSAT. and $1300 for the ACT. The AP is $1400 for 2 courses. The SAT & SAT II are $2400 and the ACT & SAT II are $2400. The PSAT can also be bundled with the SAT, ACT, SAT II OR AP for $2400 as well. There is a $150 dollar materials fee per EACH course OR $200 for the combination packages.*1
AS STATED IN OUR PLAN OF ACTION(SEE TAB), A CONSULTATION IS THE REQUIRED 1ST STEP IN REGISTERING FOR ANY SERVICE WITH EXPANDING HORIZONS.
A VERY LIMITED AMOUNT OF ONE ON ONE CLASSES ARE AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $250 SURCHARGE PER COURSE.
SUMMER 2019: MONDAY-THURSDAY 10:30-11:30AM & 3:30-5PM. WEEKENDS AS NEEDED.
FALL 2019/SPRING 2020 SAT CLASS SCHEDULE: TBA SEPTEMBER 3RD
*1-LOWER PRICED PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR FAMILIES WHO FINANCIALLY QUALIFY. CALL/EMAIL US FOR DETAILS.
++++DISCOUNTS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR RETURNING STUDENT OR MULTI-STUDENT FAMILIES-PLEASE INQUIRE