College Expense Planning
It’s no secret that college requires money. However, the actual expenses can vary widely from one institution to another. For college-bound students and their families, it can be stressful trying to determine how much higher education is going to cost, and how to pay for it without accumulating an untenable amount of debt.
The “sticker price” for college tuition, fees, room and board, and related charges can be shocking. That’s why HelloCollege offers college expense planning services to help students and their parents understand and navigate potential costs.
Planning for College Costs Can Reduce Stress
When you choose HelloCollege to help with the college budgeting process, we will work closely with you to create a custom plan for your expenses. Your dedicated financial counselor will ask for information about your family’s specific situation in order to determine the best opportunities for your future. If there are any potential funding gaps, it does not mean that college is not an option—but it does make sense to talk about possible routes that you may not have considered.
The HelloCollege process involves discussions about students’ goals and dreams and the realities of higher education. Then we talk about student budgeting; explore need-based grants and other financial aid; consider the likelihood of obtaining merit-based assistance (and how to increase the odds of success in that area); and share information about possible sources of external scholarships. There are many private scholarships available to college students, but knowing which to apply for is not necessarily intuitive. When you work with HelloCollege, we take the guesswork out of college student expenses.
Let HelloCollege Help
HelloCollege is proud of its success helping students plan for their futures in higher education, including college budgeting. Our results speak for themselves: Of the more than 1,200 students with whom HelloCollege has worked, a staggering 96% have received scholarship aid, compared to the national average of 37%.
Beyond scholarship aid, we put college financial and budgeting information at your fingertips and provide a trusted guide to help you understand that information. To learn more about planning for college costs, contact us today!