When your child is nearing the end of high school, you might feel overwhelmed by this question:
How are we going to pay for their college education?
At University Financial Strategies, we help families become an educated consumer of a college education. We help by putting a plan in place to increase college affordability, and balance education costs with other financial goals.
CONCERNED ABOUT THE OUTRAGEOUSLY HIGH COST OF COLLEGE?
Today, college four-year sticker prices can easily exceed $250,000! There are two different prices for a college education – one for the informed buyer and one for the uninformed. Which price will you pay?
Save on the Cost of College: By knowing the cost of 4 Years in advance Understand Merit Opportunities Understand if you qualify for needs based aid Understand what the College thinks you should pay?
and avoid you or your child graduating with Loans they can't afford.
Student Loan debt is more than $1.6 Trillion and growing leaving Families and Students drowning in debt. Our College affordability assessment for one student helps streamline the process of how to pay for college so you can see side by side all of the schools on your students list. We guide you to be an informed consumer of a college education with the idea of helping you lower the cost of tuition and minimizing student loan debt through advance planning. Balancing the cost of college also makes sure you can afford the retirement you deserve. You can get financial aid for College, but not for Retirement so this process needs to be thought out in Advance using the College Pre-Approval Process.
Ideal for high school students who have a standardized test score (ACT/SAT) and a list of colleges. Parents only want the best for their children and before they think about Retirement they are often challenged to figure out how to pay for college. The loans parents now take are robbing them of dollars needed for retirement while students are delaying life events due to their own debt.
A 90-minute “power session” (some pre-work required by the client)
- College Pre-Approval™ Budget
- Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
- Net Cost Projections (for each college)
- Need-based Aid Enhancement Ideas
- Merit-based Aid Enhancement Ideas
- Student Loan Projections
$499 for College Pre-Approval only or included in Comprehensive Planning
2 Steps To Get Started
2 Steps To Get Started
The 6 Steps To Successful College Funding
There are 2 different prices for a college education, one for the informed buyer and one for the uninformed. Parents only want the best for their children and before they think about Retirement they are often challenged to figure out how to pay for college. The loans parents now take are robbing them of dollars needed for retirement while students are delaying life events due to their own debt. Student Loan debt recently exceeded $1.5 TRILLION which far exceeds even credit card debt. Our goal is to end the student loan crisis one student and parent at a time.
1. Prepare for the Cost of College
2. Apply for Admission & Scholarships
3. Apply for Financial Aid
4. Analyze & Appeal Financial Aid Offers
5. Choose the Right School
6. Evaluate Options to Cover Shortfall
College Pre Approval in Action
EFC and Financial Aid Eligibility
Financial Aid Application
Understanding Financial Aid Formulas
Net Price Real Cost of College
Future 4 Year Costs
Financial Aid Reality Check
Facts about athetic Scholarships
Who is University Financial Strategies
The Way We Shop For College Is All Wrong.
Because most families cannot simply save enough or earn enough to write a check for college, being smarter consumers of education is imperative.
At University Financial Strategies our mission is to help families think beyond just saving for college, but helping leverage strategies that leverage your unique situation to help you save on college costs. We take into consideration topics like specialized college-planning strategies for business owners, planning for financial aid, school-specific scholarships, coordinating college planning with grandparents, cash-flow strategies and options for covering shortfalls, to name just a few.
4801 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh NC 27612
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