Our 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.

Who We Are

My College Planning Team consists of seasoned professionals from the for-profit and non-profit sectors. We collaborate with families nationwide to provide empowering financial and academic strategies that help lower college costs while securing admission to the best-fit institution. Our team offers support through free workshops, complimentary planning sessions, and tailored service plans.

Workshops & Support

Our workshops cover crucial higher education topics, offering families current insights on college expenses. Each includes a free one-hour college planning session to privately discuss financial or academic concerns. Free from sales pitches, these sessions provide practical advice to help middle-income families reduce college costs. We share session feedback with venue partners to improve and deliver valuable support.

Empowerment for All

We empower families of all income levels and students of all abilities to navigate the college process confidently and successfully. By offering personalized guidance, we help parents and students understand their options, find suitable institutions, and create plans that maximize their academic and financial success. Everyone deserves a clear and accessible path to their future.

Meet our Founder

10+ Years

Our story is woven from dedication, innovation, and a commitment to empowering families. At its core is Jack Schacht, whose career of over 40 years in marketing, management, and business leadership has profoundly impacted college planning and career development.

Jack’s journey began with Career Counselors, a venture that placed hundreds of college graduates into significant roles within major Chicago companies. His entrepreneurial spirit flourished again when he led The Illinois Trade Association to become the largest commercial barter exchange in the U.S., mentoring business owners on financial strategies to enhance their operations.

Transitioning his expertise to education, as the president of College Funding Advisors and the co-founder of MyCollegePlanningTeam.com, Jack now focuses on reducing college costs for families. His approach combines strategic financial planning with accessible education, aiming to lessen the burden of college expenses.

We Work Hard To Prepare Every Student For Their College Life