College Planning Involves More Than Saving Money Why is college financial planning important?A good college education is one of the most transformative and lasting gifts you can give your children. But with the current cost of college, that gift can be financially taxing even for families who have made financial preparations.Based on your child’s abilities and your financial circumstances, there are a host of strategies you can employ to potentially save tens of thousands of dollars on your child’s tuition bill.In order to capture these savings, you need to understandhow financial aid works AND more importantly understand where you fit.What type of family are you?High Merit/Low NeedLow Merit/Low NeedNon Need Merit AidSchool SelectionPrivate ScholarshipTest PrepSchool SelectionTax AidTest PrepTax AidHigh Merit/High NeedLow Merit/High Need100% Need Met100% Need MetMerit AidEFC ReductionPrivate ScholarshipTimely ApplicationsTest PrepEFC ReductionHow We Can HelpUsing the College Pre-Approval™ process, we help families create a comprehensive college funding plan to maximize financial aid, minimize taxes, and save for a comfortable retirement at the same time. We do this through our specialized knowledge of college admissions, financial aid, taxes, investing, and financial planning. It is very uncommon for an advisor to pull this expertise together specifically for college planning purposes. Through working with our clients we hope to end the student loan crisis one family at a time by helping families make smarter college buying decisions.