The revised workshops and webinars are designed specifically for students and parents. They provide guidance on scholarships, admissions essays, and portfolio building that will help a child gain entrance to the college program they aspire to.
More details can be found at: https://www.collegeplanningexperts.com/free-workshops
Most parents and students will be familiar with the stresses caused when considering higher education options. However, College Planning Experts recognizes that many may not be fully aware of the financial aid and other strategies that are currently available. The updated program is designed not only to provide advice on these issues but also to guide clients through the admissions process.
As a recent report from The Atlantic revealed, the volume of applications submitted to colleges has increased more than 150% in the past 20 years. Indeed, there was an increase of 10% in the last year alone. Of course, along with a highly competitive admissions process, parents must consider the growing cost of tuition.
The complimentary advice sessions from College Planning Experts cover the common mistakes made during the admissions process, as well as how to complete FAFSA and other financial aid forms. More specifically, the company offers guidance on low interest 529 plan alternatives, such as custodial accounts, that may be more appropriate for minority students.
Workshops are currently offered each month in Encino, Valencia, or Westlake Village. However, webinar sessions are also available for those who are further afield. Parents and students who can’t attend either a workshop or a webinar can also schedule an individual discussion.
About College Planning Experts
In over 11 years of operation, College Planning Experts has assisted more than 5,000 students and their parents, 75 high schools, and multiple community colleges. While the company continues to identify new and innovative opportunities, its core goal remains the same; assisting of children to get into the college of their dreams, with the lowest amount of debt on graduation.
One satisfied parent recently stated: “We had a great experience with College Planning Experts. Because of their financial planning, we got an amazing financial aid package at a private school and are actually paying less than we would for a public university. They are very friendly, down-to-earth, and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend them.”
Interested parties can learn more by visiting: https://www.collegeplanningexperts.com/free-workshops
College Planning Experts
15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1915
Disclaimer: The views, suggestions, and opinions expressed here are the sole responsibility of the experts. No Exact Observer journalist was involved in the writing and production of this article.