NAVIGATING COLLEGE FINANCES
Identifying colleges that fit financially is a critical part of the process for many people. Taking the time to maximize your budget and fully explore and pursue cost reduction strategies will increase opportunities while avoiding mistakes.
Why Work With a Financial Expert?
When shopping for a home, you wouldn’t take the time to visit $1 million houses if your budget is $600,000. You also wouldn’t see houses that cost $300,000. But you might if you didn’t know what you could afford. The risk is that it could set unrealistic expectations or lose valuable time.
The same theory should apply to this momentous decision. At Campus Bound, we start from the beginning, by working with you to gain an understanding of your budget so you can identify and select a college that minimizes the long-term financial challenges that can arise for parents and students. We then assist you with the available opportunities to ease the financial burden of college.
WHY IT’S SO IMPORTANT
College is Really Expensive
A careful evaluation and strategic pursuit of funding opportunities can have a life-changing impact on your finances. Small changes can save you tens of thousands of dollars.
An experienced professional that specializes in the many elements of college financial matters can make a difference. Our only goal is to help lighten the financial burden that families face when paying for college.
Financial Aid Is Confusing
Understanding the financial aid process is like learning a new language. The forms, terminology, and acronyms can make your head spin. An expert can help you to decipher it all.
Applying Is Stressful
There are many variables to consider, and schools may require different types of applications. A trusted advisor can streamline the process, reduce uncertainty and stress, and pay attention to the details.
Campus Bound is passionate about ensuring that you pay no more than necessary for college.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
The cost of attending college continues to rise each year. How can you ease the burden associated with paying for college?
There is not one single method that works for everyone. We will take a holistic approach to evaluating and pursuing opportunities for need-based aid, merit aid, negotiating your award, paying your bill efficiently, and more based on your specific circumstances.
Your Financial Fit
This major investment has the potential to have a long-term impact on your family. We help you to evaluate what you can afford and find ways to reach your financial and academic goals.
Pursue Need-based Financial Aid
The need-based financial aid system is complicated. It is important to understand your opportunities to reduce the cost as you embark on the college search. We know the formula inside and out, and will help you pursue grants and loans so you don’t miss a chance.
Identify Merit Scholarship Opportunities
Merit scholarships from colleges are increasingly becoming a key piece of the financial puzzle regardless of your financial situation. Campus Bound assists you with identifying schools that may be more generous based on your personal circumstances.
Evaluate Payment and Loan Options
HOW you pay for college can impact HOW MUCH you pay. Campus Bound will evaluate your options so that you are paying for college efficiently.
Support with Financial Aid Forms
The various financial aid forms can be daunting. Mistakes can be costly. Campus Bound will help you with completing the applications, making sure everything is submitted correctly and on time.
Financial Aid Appeal
Colleges will consider special circumstances and requests for additional aid. Campus Bound can assist you in your appeals to maximize your award package.
Process & Deadlines
There are multiple steps involved from planning to paying the tuition bills. Our team will support you so that you don’t miss a step.
What Our Clients Say
“Campus Bound is amazing in helping students and their families navigate the college admission process. Before spending hundreds of thousands of dollars, spend a few dollars with CB and develop a comprehensive plan to achieve your goals.”
“Campus Bound has been an absolutely invaluable support for me while navigating the financial piece of the college admissions process. I found myself in unusual circumstances with questions that no-one could answer. They were knowledgeable, kind, and offered me insight and great advice on navigating the process while balancing my son’s school choices with some more financially friendly schools than were on his original list.”
“Campus Bound was extremely helpful when dealing with the financial aid process . Both of my children were able to increase their original awards using suggestions they offered. I am so grateful someone recommended them to our family.”
Fixed Price Packages
Ideal for families looking for assistance with substantial parts of the college financial process. Services are delivered in a personalized manner for each family, keeping you on track with structured deadlines. We have multiple packages so that you can find what works best for you regardless of your eligibility for need-based aid. We take you from the planning stage all the way to advising you on how to pay the bill.
Ideal for families looking for assistance with one or two aspects of the process, such as strategies for increasing scholarship opportunities and/or guidance with filling out the forms. Families can choose the aspects of the process on which they would like to focus.
RECEIVE A FREE CONSULTATION
WHICH OPTION IS RIGHT FOR US?
The process begins with a free no-obligation consultation. This can be done at our office, via video-conferencing or phone. We will learn about your situation, provide a preliminary assessment and advice, explain our services in more depth, and help you decide which level of support is right for you.