When it’s time for your high school-aged child to start applying for college admissions, you might ask yourself, “Do we need a college planner?” In a word—yes. Don’t just take our word for it! While we are certainly proud of our accomplishments and work when it comes to college planning in New Jersey and beyond, we also understand you might need some other perspectives from those who have received help from our program.
College is expensive, and students need help finding how to pay for it. We are not a lender and do not give out scholarships to students, but we have a wealth of knowledge available about both processes. And while we cannot guarantee scholarships, grants, or financial aid for your student, we can absolutely give you detailed information so you can make the best financial decision for your family. Here are some responses from parents we’ve helped:
“You helped put the cost of college and how to pay for it in perspective.” Fred B. from Union, New Jersey
“You made us aware of savings that we did not know existed. There is so much we need to know – you helped make it easy to understand,” said Karin K., a parent from Springfield.
Consider that 6.8 million college students receive Pell Grants each year. Unfortunately, however, some parents are unaware where they need to look to find that kind of help. In fact, according to Melanie Hanson, an expert tasked with gathering college statistics, “while 86% of college students benefit from some form of financial aid, public programs are underutilized. Each year, over $2 billion in student grants alone are left unclaimed.”
Tailored to the Student in Mind
We know that while the process of application to colleges deals with the parents, the primary focus is on the student. Their needs, desires, and goals are at the forefront of the college planning experience and should fuel most, if not all, the resources utilized by College Benefits Research Group Inc. We aren’t teenagers anymore ourselves, but we like to think we know them well enough to speak to them where they are, rather than from where we assume they should be. “All aspects of the process were covered. I especially liked how you explained it from the student’s point of view. I learned so much that I needed to know!” said Daniel, a Pine Brook student.
Our staff keep abreast of any changes to application processes, so we know exactly what colleges want from their prospective students. Before you even consider the application process, we make sure to develop strategies specific to your intended school in place, so you’re never out of the loop. We make sure to shoulder the burden of knowledge so you can concentrate on the important task of completing high school and heading off to college. “You are well organized and professional. The speakers are well-versed and knowledgeable,” said Debbie R. from Pequannock, of our staff.
Extra Pair of Eyes
It’s easy to miss things, especially when loaded down with what seems like mountains of paperwork and documentation from multiple colleges. We streamline and simplify the process, so you don’t have to. We also act as a non-biased source of information, keeping your expectations realistic and making sure your application shines to set it apart from the rest of the pack. Attention to detail is our main objective, and we know how an incomplete form or an error-laden essay can make or break a student’s college admission. We examine every piece with a fine-toothed comb and make sure there is nothing left to chance in one of the biggest processes of your child’s life.
Get Started Today
Take one of our free virtual classes on college preparation and admission processes or contact us to find out how to maximize your student’s application potential. Our friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive staff are here to make sure your student has the best possible chance for admission to the school of their choice.