Welcome to College Aid Consulting
Do I Qualify For Financial Aid?
Would it be fair to say that the financial aid component of college admissions is not exactly intuitive? Applying for aid and not knowing how it works is like playing a sport without knowing the rules. You can be in the game, but how well will you play? By educating yourself on just some of the basics, you’ll be well on the way to navigating to the best sources of aid for your student. Unfortunately, most people rely on information they glean from their friends, family, coworkers or even other parents, and sadly, they are not as knowledgeable as they are well meaning. Have you heard any of these yet? “Don’t bother. It was a giant waste of time.”, “We did the forms and we got nothing.”, Or “All we got offered was loans”. These may be true, but do they even know why? We can tell you exactly why and show you how to avoid these same results.Learn More
For over a decade College Aid Consulting has dedicated itself to providing ethical, reliable, and timely services to help families navigate the complexities of the financial aid process. Filling out forms, understanding the “rules and regulations” of financial aid awards, knowing which colleges will give you the best award, and having someone by your side to walk you through all this is what we do best. We offer everything from simple consultations, form review, form preparation and our complete concierge services so you can get help at any stage and any price.Learn More
Our educational workshops are designed to help you understand the complexity of the financial aid process and show you how to become more informed on this often-misunderstood topic. The lack of transparency surrounding the financial aid system and the misinformation floating around can make it scary and nerve racking for most parents. In our “on location” workshops at schools and businesses, we aim to deliver straightforward and easy to understand information so that you can feel confident and make informed decisions that will help you get what you need. We regularly present public and private workshops on all aspects of financial aid.Learn More
Sending your student to college takes more than good grades, test scores and extra curricular activities. It takes money! Helping and advising on how to navigate the financial aid process is just a part of what we do here at College Aid Consulting. In our resources section, we’ve gathered books, articles, website links and lists that we know will help you to better understand the financial aid system and how you might cut the cost of college make it more affordable.Learn More