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As our world comes together to slow the spread of COVID-19, My College Planning Team has continued to operate remotely in order to support families around the country. Please see our new offerings for online workshops during these unprecedented times.

Here is what we know:

College costs have increased at twice the rate of inflation year after year.
The average student takes 5.8 years to get a 4-year degree.
The college application process is more complex than ever.
Name-brand colleges have become increasingly selective.
Most middle-income families can’t afford to fully pay for college.
Student loan debt is at an all-time high.

We Can Help You Through The Process


97% of our client families that are able to achieve a reduction in their EFC
Average amount of additional financial aid received by our client families is $4,052


38% of appeals result in additional financial aid  
Average amount of additional aid received for our clients who win their appeal is $4,758

Hear from parents and students about how we have helped them:

Less Stress, Less Cost

Few life choices have as great an impact as the college you choose. Families find this decision to be overwhelming.They struggle to understand the process and make wise choices.  There’s a lot to know!  Our college planning experts are here to help. We guide families in the careful, systematic planning that leads to success. We know that when this process is done well, students graduate in 4 years with little debt, engaged in a fulfilling career.

What Makes Us Unique?

Our team is composed of experienced college admissions professionals and specialized college financial strategists. We bring together college planning and college funding experts from financial and educational services areas in a collective and comprehensive way. We can serve you from the beginning stages of college savings through your child’s career launch. You work with your own dedicated advisor who stays with you through the entire process. 

Choosing and funding a college experience can seem daunting, but our team of experts are here to assist you every step of the way.

Join one of our upcoming online workshops to learn more:

Serving Families in Chicagoland and Across the United States

Arlington Heights · Aurora ⋅ Barrington ⋅ Bartlett ⋅ Batavia ⋅ Bloomingdale ⋅ Bolingbrook ⋅ Burr Ridge · Carol Stream ⋅ Carpentersville · Clarendon Hills ⋅ Darien ⋅ Des Plaines · Downers Grove ⋅ Dundee · Elgin · Elk Grove ⋅ Elmhurst ⋅ Fox River Grove · Geneva ⋅ Glen Ellyn ⋅ Glenview · Hinsdale ⋅ Hoffman Estates ⋅ La Grange · La Grange Park · Lemont ⋅ Lincolnshire · Lisle ⋅ Lombard ⋅ Mokena · Mt. Prospect · Naperville ⋅ New Lenox · Northbrook · Oak Brook ·  Orland Park · Oswego · Palatine ⋅ Palos Heights · Palos Hills · Park Ridge · Plainfield · River Forest · Riverside ⋅ Roselle ⋅ Schaumburg ⋅ St. Charles ⋅ Sugar Grove ⋅  Tinley Park · Warrenville ⋅ West Chicago ⋅ Western Springs · Wheaton ⋅ Wood Dale ⋅ Woodridge


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