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Educational Consultants
1001 Ogden Ave.
Suite 203
Downers Grove, IL

Financial Consultants
1717 North Naper Blvd
Suite 200
Naperville, IL

We gladly use video conferencing for clients who are unable to meet in person.

What We Do For You:

Our team is comprised of specialized financial strategists and experienced college professionals. We bring together experts from educational and financial services in a collective and comprehensive way. We serve you from the beginning stages of college savings through your child’s career launch. We bring the strength of our whole team’s expertise.

Your experience is individualized and customized;  you will work with dedicated advisors who stay with you through the entire process. We build lasting relationships for your success. Our team members are here to assist parents and students. Our goal is for you to succeed in finding the right colleges and afford them without going into substantial debt.  

Services Include:

  • Tutoring for SAT & ACT
  • Exploring Majors & Careers
  • Discovering College Funding Options
  • Developing & Reviewing Essays
  • Budgeting for College
  • Planning for Extra-curricular & Summer
  • Assessing Students for College Matches
  • Guiding in College Research & Analysis
  • Developing Strategic College Lists
  • Finding Attainable Private Scholarships
  • Strategizing to Lower Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Recommending Generous Merit Aid Schools
  • Completing FAFSA, CSS Profile and School Forms
  • Reviewing Student Loan Options
  • Maximizing Retirement Savings

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ACADEMIC SERVICES

The College Search, Application, and Selection Process

We work with students (as early as 8th grade) seeking their first college  You may be a stellar student with fabulous test scores or you may have struggled in high school–we are here to help either way. Also, we work with transfer students or those looking for a gap year or other alternatives. You may choose our services a la carte or as a package.

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Student Assessment and Career Exploration

Together we will explore, understand, and articulate your strengths, aspirations, and uncertainties. We will assess your interests, personality and values to give you direction for possible careers, majors, and colleges that fit you. We use proprietary software to gather and analyze data in meaningful ways.

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College Search

There are nearly 4,000 colleges to choose from, and we will identify the best options for you and your family. Cost matters, and we look at so much more!  Often, the least expensive college for you ends up being a school you would have ruled out due to the initial price tag!  We apply our college knowledge to what we know about your individual academic, social and financial circumstances to create an exciting list of colleges for you to apply. We also teach you how to efficiently research options, both for a college and potential scholarships.

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 Stand-Out Applications

We assist you to prepare complete and outstanding applications that will be positively noticed by Admissions and scholarship committees. Authentic and well-written essays are critical ,and we develop those with you. We prepare you for possible interviews and create a great resume. We create a customized plan for you to stay ahead of deadlines.

“Our MCPT Admission Coach has been very helpful in the decision process for the universities we were considering. We knew that the process of choosing a college or university for our daughter would be challenging. She provided us insight into schools we really hadn’t given a second thought to. She helped us really hone in on what our daughter would find as the best fit for her. We look forward to using her again with our son in another year.”

– Bill F. –
Bartlett, IL 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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Finding the Right Funding Plan For You

Through private consultations with our financial strategist, we create a customized game plan detailing the most cost-efficient options to pay for college. We identify specific income, asset, and savings strategies to reduce your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and increase your eligibility for financial assistance. Then, we look at your retirement goals and recommend low-risk solutions that optimize college savings and also provide additional income for retirement. This second step integrates your college funding plan with your overall financial plan.

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Implementing the Plan

Our financial aid team supports you in the FAFSA preparation and submission to ensure all the details are done correctly with less stress. We also prepare college budget reports for your choice colleges, review award letters and assist with the appeals process, if there are extenuating circumstances.

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On-going Support and Review

We provide the support you need until your last student exits college! Our financial advisors conduct formal annual reviews to keep college and retirement planning on track. In addition, on-going support is always available on the phone or via email with an advisor. Finally, we discuss options for repayment of loans.

Ask us about our special service plans for business owners and high-net worth families!

“As people who did not get higher education in this country, we needed help and guidance to understand the complexity of the college planning, especially the financial aspect. We read few books and articles before we met My College Planning Team, and already had some idea of the dynamics of the process. Our Advisor helped us to see things in perspective and relative to our own financial situation. They guided us through the details and specifics of the financial planning, and the different strategies that could be implemented to complete the planning with the best possible results. Because of the expert help we received, we are more informed, confident, and will make better decisions along the way of college education.”

Ivanov Family
Illinois

TARGETED TUTORING

Which is right for you: the SAT or ACT?

We will help you decide and prepare for the test.

Our experienced tutors specialize in test preparation using an approach we call “Targeted Tutoring.” Instead of the traditional long-term methods, we create instruction based solely on your student’s particular needs. We focus on achieving the biggest score gains in the shortest amount of time possible.

Our one-on-one targeted approach ensures student engagement which in turn means the very best results with a minimum of time and expense. We also provide tutoring for high school subject coursework.

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“I wanted to share my son’s post tutoring scores with you. Seeing him score in the 87th percentile in the US is so impressive and makes his mom super proud!”

– Christi D. –
Naperville

LETS GET STARTED

Parents and students are invited to our offices to chat with us. At this no-cost, no-obligation meeting, we assess your current situation and start tailoring a plan to meet your needs.  All we ask for is an hour of your time and an open mind.

My College Planning Team and each of its associates accept no fees, commissions or remunerations from educational institutions for placing students. Fees are paid by the client in exchange for services rendered; they are based on the specific needs of that individual. My College Planning Team and each of its associates respect the integrity of the consulting relationship. All relevant information is held in the strictest confidence.

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