Few things are more overwhelming than the procedure, paperwork and price tag of a college education.

  The exhausting college search, selection and application process tends to generate a lot of questions that need answers if you want to get the college results you're looking for.

That's where we come in.

Our solutions provide our clients with the inside-scoop they need.  So you can send your child to first-class schools without paying more than is absolutely necessary -- no matter how much money the make or have.

Our Smart Plan For College club of families are saving an average of $105,000 on the cost of their children's college educations.

You can tailor your enrollment to only include the services you feel best meet your most immediate need.

Or you can decide to take advantage of one of our cost-effective, flat-fee packages.   Designed to the proven combination of services and support our experience has shown are needed to ensure you don't just survive the college process, but thrive.

These are only a sample of the services we offer to help you...

Financial Aid

Everything you need to squeeze out of the schools every dollar they are  willing to offer you.

So you keep more of your hard-earned money in your pocket instead of forking it over to the schools.

Includes: Calculation of federal and institutional EFC, professional analysis of your EFC, final school list review, support with the financial aid forms, professional review of financial aid offers for fair and accurate awards.

Ideal for:

Families who are looking to get ahead of the coming college bill before they have to write checks to the colleges.

Elite Admissions & Financial Aid Planning

Rise To The Top of Both The Admissions & Financial Aid Piles.

Student guidance and parental support for both admissions and financial aid.

Includes: The Financial Aid Advantage services PLUS individualized support for your student so that they get the time, attention and guidance with their college search, selection and application process they deserve and need.

Ideal for:

For families who view college as a top-priority; yet, are too busy (or too nervous about making a mistake) to learn the ins and outs of the exhausting college process.

A La Carte

Select only the services you feel will meet your family's aspirations, wishes and needs.

A sample of a la carte options:

  • Essay Makeover
  • College Financial Analysis and Planning
  • College Application Bootcamp
  • List of Suggested Schools Suited To Your Student
  • College Application Bootcamp for Rising Seniors
  • College Plan in 1/2 a Day
  • Financial Aid Offer Review
  • Financial Aid Forms Made Easy

Nobody likes rejection.  Good thing we have a fix for that.

Ready to get more out of your college plan?  Schedule A College Plan Review Today.

​Third Time's a Charm:  Less Stress and More Money In Our Pocket!"

“We had already been through the college process two times before. Just helping our oldest two through the college admissions process was exhausting.  Finding schools, investigating schools, figuring out what to say -- and then the rounds and rounds of essay drafts!

Frankly, it left us too weary to even apply for any financial aid -- we know we left so much money on the table. And as a result, we pretty much paid for all of their college costs.  With retirement fast approaching, we felt we couldn't make the same mistakes a third time.  We had to admit we weren't figuring it out on our own.

Working with the Smart Plan For College team the third time around was such a relief. We had a workable schedule of deadlines for both admissions and aid. Our daughter appreciated the support to help her figure out what colleges to apply to based on her interests and qualities.

It was also a lot less stressful having someone else provide my daughter feedback on her admissions essays!

What a difference!  With the extra $11,000 per year in financial aid we qualified for, we feel comfortable affording our daughter’s education at one of the top universities in the country.

The best reward, though, has been our daughter telling us how well she fits in at Johns Hopkins -- as an athlete and as a student.

Choosing to hire Jean and her team was one of the best decisions we made."

Pat & Doreen C.
VIP Clients & Parents of Johns Hopkins University Student