Journey to College Made Easy
This four-module course takes the stress and complexity out of the college financial planning process. You will get the tools and support you need to navigate the ins and outs of college financing and learn how to save thousands on the cost of college.
This online course includes:
- 4 Modules with Teaching from one of the industry’s thought leaders.
- Live “Office Hour” Sessions so you can get your questions answered.
- Training on how to use the college planning technology throughout the course.
- Class Weeks: 1/25/21, 2/1/21, 2/8/21, & 2/15/21 – modules are released each week.
- 4 Live Q&A Sessions: 1/29/21, 2/5/21, 2/12/21, & 2/19/21 at 3pm PT. Sessions are recorded.
- Ongoing Access to module and Q&A session recordings.
- Ongoing Access to my college planning technology (available only to planning professionals) populated with your family’s financial data as you complete each step of the process, so by the end of the course you have a plan that is tailored to your unique circumstances.
Check out some of the features of the college planning technology
How to Pay
Pay Less for College!
After Peg guides you through populating your portal, you will have estimates of your 3 EFCs. Through access to your portal, you will learn where your family may receive significant discounts off the cost of college allowing you to guide your child to build a college list with schools that are affordable! Your child can continue to build their list by searching for colleges based on maximizing merit and/or need-based aid and many other parameters. You will also be identifying planning opportunities that are unique to your family.
Forms & Figures
Probably the least fun step 😊, but after going through this module you will be familiar with the FAFSA and the CSS Profile, so jumping in and completing these forms while avoiding common mistakes will be a breeze.
This is probably the most fun step, when your child has received all their acceptances. Learn how to analyze financial aid award letters and develop strategies to reach out to colleges and get more aid. Just like many things in life, there is a right way and a wrong way to do this! Knowing the right way could get you thousands of dollars of additional aid.
Your Adventure Awaits!
Bringing it all together to create your best strategy to pay for college considering all your sources of funds and the award package your child received. This includes an in-depth discussion of student loan strategies, borrowing against your home, accessing 529s, accepting outside help without losing financial aid from the college, looking for private scholarships, and more.
Peg's course and accompanying web portal have alleviated so many questions, concerns and unknowns for us! As divorced parents, it was simple for one or both of us to attend her courses and handle concerns that are very specific to separated families. It was rare that Peg didn't have the immediate answer, but if she didn't then she would research the answer and get back to us. Peg and her course are amazing resources and we wholeheartedly recommend it!
"I just wanted to send you an email THANKING YOU for your course and webinars to prepare me for the dreaded FASFA date of today, October 1st!
I felt like I knew what I was doing, where to get my information and I was able to open my College Aid Pro Program to use as a reference. I also went back into Canvas and had you walking me through the steps again from your class recording.
Thank you Thank you!! It was a painless process thanks to you!"
"Let me say, Peg really makes this class! The information she provided, and her straightforward delivery made this class well worth my time. This was exactly the information I was looking for to help us prepare to send two kids through college at once. Now I know what to expect from the financial aid process, what colleges are thinking, how to navigate it all and what to do to plan ahead. I feel prepared and relieved. Thank you, Peg!"
“I am a mother of triplets who are HS seniors. Thinking about having a huge debt to send them to colleges at once totally stressed me out.
I took Peg’s zoom course. She is very knowledgeable and understands our stress and concerns as parents. I have learned not only what I need to consider to make college as affordable as possible, but I also got access to the college planning technology that comes with the course. Peg’s step-by-step instruction made it easy for me to understand the process of financial planning as well as navigating the technology. This technology was a useful tool for me to discuss affordability and financial planning with my kids when they were selecting colleges.”