Because Hope Is
NOT A College Plan

College is more competitive and costly than ever before.  Yet the schools are still telling you it's easy.  If it were really that easy then why are you feeling so stressed and worried?

Worried that you might...

  • miss out on a great-fit college because you just don't know about it?
  • get kicked out of the application pile at a school that should be a no-brainer due to avoidable mistakes?
  • drain your savings in order to muster up enough to pay the college bill?
  • put your retirement at risk in order to send your kid to college?

How would much easier would college be if you knew...

  • your kid were getting ahead in the admissions office instead of losing ground to the competition?
  • that the college would offer you scholarships and aid money  - instead of wondering when the bill comes if you can afford it?
  • You didn’t have to drain your saving?
  • Your retirement wasn't at risk?
  • you (or your student) could avoid a ton of college loans?
  • You didn't have to live on rice and beans in order to send your kid to a college where he or she is happy, thriving and successful?

Last year, 100% of our clients were accepted at 92% of the colleges
to which they applied.

And they received an average of $303,000 in scholarship offers
-- per student -- from the colleges.

That's money they don't have to borrow or pay back.

You want the most college acceptances for your child. 
Because rejection stinks.

You also want the security of knowing that when the college bill comes, you can afford it
Because you don't want to have to say "no" or put your retirement at risk.

You can send your kid to the best fit college for them.

With five and six-figure scholarships and aid so you pay less for that college education.

Our clients get NOTICED and get IN to colleges they LOVE.

And get MILLIONS in scholarships.

Every Year.

With the right planning, you can, too.

Interested in finding out how, or even if, we can help you solve your college planning concerns?

If you're trying to answer college questions like....

  • How do we find schools that are going to be a good fit ?
  • What questions should we ask?
  • How important are SATs and ACTs? 
  • How can my kid stand out from the thousands (or tens of thousands) of other applicants in the admissions office?
  • How can we save on the cost of college?
  • What are schools looking for?
  • How can we get scholarships?

Smart Plan For College can help. 

Getting noticed, getting in and getting money from colleges shouldn't involve guesswork.

Having a successful college experience is a science, not an accident or luck.  Smart Plan For College produces predictable results using proven strategies tailored to your personal situation.

Lots of college acceptances, with good scholarship and aid offers, are possible for you.  Even if you don't see it just yet.

Your colleges are out there.  We help you find them and help you showcase your student so colleges can see how great your kid is among the sea of great kids who will also apply, too. 
More acceptances and more scholarship offers are all the proof you'll need.

Wondering how we might help you?

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I'm Going To Save Well Over $200,000 On The Cost Of My Son's College Education!"

I've so appreciated all of your help throughout the college process.  The results were way beyond my expectations.  Thanks to you, my out-of-pocket college expenses have been reduced by 84%!

There is NO WAY we would've been able to manage the process and achieve these results without you.

More important than the significant savings was the time you spent helping him identify his strengths and colleges that would be a good fit.  The process is pretty overwhelming.  Having someone who knew the colleges and knew how to speak "their language" made this a lot easier!

Patricia Locke

Smart Plan For College families pay less for their student's college degree.

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I Got The Answers I Needed.  My Daughter Got The College She Deserved!​

Jean Keller [and Smart Plan for College] helped me tremendously with my daughter! The whole college thing is so confusing that, by the time I figured it out on my own, my daughter would have been graduated and married by then.... I'm raising a daughter, I work full time, I'm in college myself.  There's no such thing as "free time".  In my world it does not exist!  I wanted specific answers to my specific questions that matched my specific needs.  And the web wasn't going to give me that but Jean and her team, could, would and did!"

Joanne Callanta

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