Strategic College Planning: Less Stress, More Success

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Less Stress, Less Cost

Choosing the right college is a monumental decision that can profoundly shape your future. But for many families, this choice feels daunting, with the overwhelming information making it tough to navigate wisely. Our college planning experts are here to make this journey easier. We guide families through a strategic, step-by-step process that ensures students graduate in four years with minimal debt, ready to embark on fulfilling careers.

Key Insights About College Planning

Increasing college expenses

Rising Costs

College costs have been growing twice the rate of inflation.

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Affordability Issues

Most middle-income families find it challenging to fully finance a college education.

Increasing college expenses

Ballooning Debt

Parent and student loan debt has reached unprecedented levels.

Extended deadlines to graduate from college

Extended Timelines

On average, it takes 5.8 years to complete a four-year degree.

At My College Planning Team, we help families overcome these challenges with comprehensive strategies that bring clarity and confidence to the college planning process.

Our Services

Welcome to My College Planning Team, where we empower students and families with comprehensive support for navigating the college journey. From personalized academic and financial planning to free workshops and test score improvement, our expert team is dedicated to making higher education accessible and affordable. Discover how our tailored and affordable services can help you confidently prepare for college.

Academic & College Search Services

Navigating the College Journey: Assistance with the college search, selection, and application process. We guide you through finding the right colleges, crafting standout applications, and making informed decisions.

Financial Planning For College

Strategizing for Success: Expert financial planning to prepare for college expenses. We help families plan their finances in detail, ensuring college is financially achievable.

Financial Aid Appeals

Maximize Your Financial Aid: If your initial financial aid offer isn’t what you expected, our team can guide you through the appeals process to potentially reduce college costs.

ACT / SAT Score Improvement

Achieve Your Highest Test Scores: Enhance your SAT and ACT scores with our dedicated support. Higher scores improve your college admission chances and eligibility for scholarships.

Free College Planning Sessions

Personalized Planning at No Cost: Schedule your free college planning session today for tailored guidance based on your family's financial circumstances and your student's academic goals.


Explore over 125 free, annual workshops offered by MCPT, available online and at local libraries and high schools. These accessible sessions cover everything from college planning to financial aid and are open to the public.

Check Our Latest Events

Discover a wealth of knowledge with MCPT’s year-round workshops. With over 125 events annually, mostly online for your convenience, and select sessions at local libraries and high schools, our programs are free and accessible to everyone. Enhance your college planning strategy with these invaluable learning opportunities!

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SAT & ACT Success
July 31, 2024 - 5:30 pm
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Empower & Excel: Successful College Transition for High School Students with 504 Plans & IEPs
August 15, 2024 - 6:00 pm
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Career Planning for High Schoolers: Focusing on Your Future
August 20, 2024 - 7:00 pm

Academic & College Search Services

Navigating the College Journey: Assistance with the college search, selection, and application process. We guide you through finding the right colleges, crafting standout applications, and making informed decisions.

MCPT Impact

This upcoming academic year, MCPT is set to impact approximately 5,000 families through our series of 150+ workshops. These sessions are hosted in diverse venues, including libraries, high schools, and faith-based locations, ensuring easy access for all. 

MCPT Mission

The mission of My College Planning Team is to empower, engage, and support families with financial and academic strategies to reduce cost and gain students admission at a best-fit college.

Host a Workshop

Organize a college funding and preparatory workshop for your friends, neighbors, club members, or colleagues. Our academic and financial experts deliver tailored workshops packed with practical ideas, information, and strategies to help parents of college-bound students effectively plan and pay for college. These customized sessions are offered at no cost to both hosts and participants. Join us and empower your community with essential college planning knowledge!

Latest Blog & Articles

Discover essential college planning tips on our blog. From financial aid strategies to choosing the right college, our posts are filled with expert advice to guide you smoothly through the college journey. Explore our latest articles now and empower your path to higher education success!

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