Start Planning Today, To Afford Tomorrow
Now that we know how much will need to be paid in expected family contributions and we know the parent versus student contributions, we help you determine how to pay for college without going broke. There are many ways to pay for college and we’ll help you understand the pros and cons of different approaches to help you determine the right approach for your family.
Determine cost-effective payment strategies while keeping an eye on your overall priorities.
Many families have questions about how their family should pay for college in the most effective manner:
Advantage of Hiring CFAST
Do you find reviewing the massive amount of information available overwhelming? Is sifting through the conflicting information frustrating to decipher? Is figuring out what's right for your family more of a commitment than originally anticipated?
If you want to save yourself the burden of trying to figure it out on your own, we can guide you through a streamlined the process, share expert insight with you and share recommendations that are right for your family’s unique situation.
Pay the Least
How can you legally and ethically arrange your affairs to pay the least out of pocket? Just as you pay a tax accountant to complete your taxes and maximize your tax return, we work with our clients to help them understand how the college funding process works and how to maximize their efforts to reduce out of pocket expenses.
Align with Big Picture Goals
Ensure college planning goals fit with overall retirement and other life goals. In many cases, parents have a long-term financial plan and don’t yet understand the impact that some of those choices have on their out of pocket college expenses. No matter how much someone wants to help you, it is very difficult for one person to be able to keep up with all the factors that affect your financial situation with respect to paying for college. We are college planning consultants and make it our business to learn how things really work in the real world as well as work to keep up with ongoing changes.
Experience Our Process
Our process was created in 2004 and has been continuously developed, evolved, and improved to provide families with a customized and guided path through the college planning maze. This process will provide the confidence and peace of mind you are looking for so that you can make sound decisions and enjoy the limited and precious time remaining in your student’s high school years.