PHD College Funding Solutions - Putting The Pieces Together
Our Services:
STUDENT COUNSELING
  • Student Assessment
o  Personality Profile Evaluation
o  Advanced Search Of Careers, Majors & Studies 
  • Personalized Private Student Interview
o  Interview Conducted By An NACAC Admissions Counselor
  • SAT & ACT Prep Courses If Needed.
  • Personalized College Scholarship Eligibility Report
  • Admission Application Review
  • Admission Essay Review
 
FINANCIAL AID DATA GATHERING & PROCESSING
  • College Planning Checklist With All Timelines & Deadlines.
  • Complete The Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Register Student For The CSS PROFILE, If Applicable
  • Complete CSS PROFILE, If Applicable
  • Complete Any Additional Forms Required By The Individual Schools
  • Confirm The Accuracy Of The Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Make Any Necessary Adjustments To The SAR
  • Advise And Counsel On Stafford And PLUS Loan Applications
  • Provide Protection From Being Overlooked For Grants, Scholarships Or Loans Due To Mistakes In The Clients’ Financial Aid Forms
 
COLLEGE FUNDING STRATEGIES
  • Calculate Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Provide Planning Recommendations To Reduce EFC
  • Provide Financial Aid Award Estimates For An Unlimited Number of Schools, & Recommend Additional Schools To Be Considered
  • Provide Recommendations For The Best Way To Pay Your Share Of College Costs
  • Provide Cost-Efficient Borrowing Strategies To Help Keep Financial Goals In Line, Along With Cash Flow Strategies for College Years & Beyond
  • Provide Complete Financial Overview On College, Cash Flow, Retirement &  Develop A Plan To Improve Each Area
  • Provide Strategies That Legally Protect Your Savings & Retirement Accounts From The Financial Aid Formulas
  • Provide Strategies On How To Possibly Use Your Home Equity So That It Helps, Rather Than Hurts, In The Financial Aid Formulas
 
APPEALS
  • Provide A Spreadsheet Of Up To 3 Award Letters & Professionally Evaluate The Fairness Of Each Offer
  • Provide Tested Appeal Letters If You Are Under-Awarded
 
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
  • Sponsor “Client-Only” Teleconferences Throughout The Year For Parents & Students On Topics Ranging From Essay Writing To Admissions Tips
  • Provide Easy-To-Use Parent & Student Reference Manual
  • Provide A Monthly E-Letter For Parents & Students To Keep Them Updated On Everything They Need To Be Aware Of Along The Way
  • Provide A Weekly College Funding “Tip Of The Week”
  • Automatic E-Mails Submitted Monthly For Both Parents & Students On What They Need To Be Doing That Month 
  • Interactive Online Page For Each Parent / Student
  • Provide A Personalized Financial Aid FAQ Page
  • Provide Parent / Student Feedback On Specific Colleges
  • Unlimited Support For Parents & Students
  • Provide All Clients With Our Own “Student Handbook For Success”
  • Provide All Clients With Our Own “College Admissions Boot Camp Handbook”
  • Provide “Peace Of Mind” So That You Can Focus Your Time On Supporting Your Student
  • Always Provide Personalized One-On-One Service
  • Provide A One-Stop Shop To Have All Of Your Questions Answered
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