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Chandani Rao received her BA in Communications with a minor in Statistics from Rutgers College. She later earned her MBA from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management (now Rutgers Business School). She has been in Client Services for close to 30 years and also partners with her husband in their real estate investment business. Aligned with her interest in personal finance, she manages the bookkeeping and business management, always eager to learn creative approaches.

With her oldest child having recently completed the wild world of college applications and admission, Chandani engaged My College Planning Team to advise on award offers received from their top choice schools. MCPT confirmed there was a discrepancy with one of the awards,
which was the first-choice school. The base issue was an erroneous assumption based on a one-time event which resulted in an inflated EFC. MCPT guided the successful appeal, and her child is now enrolled at her dream school.

Chandani’s passion for helping to guide others to understand and make decisions with the often daunting college transition is what propelled her to join the MCPT client service team. Her first-hand experience with FAFSA and the CSS Profile helps keep her up-to-date with the process.

Chandani is married with 3 children, who will keep her intimately involved with the college process for at least the next 10 years. She grew up playing tennis, played for Rutgers, and has a goal to get back to playing in the coming year. When she can find the perfect intersection of
everyone’s schedule, Chandani loves to travel and explore with her family, enjoying new adventures together.

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