Are you fully aware that the total cost-of-attendance for a post-high school education will typically run between $20,000 at a community college to upwards of $250,000 at a private or out-of-State college per child.
Parents feel stress and concern when it comes to addressing the affordability of a college education for each of their children. This course will help you approach this very important topic with confidence and realism.
In this step-by-step course, you will learn:
What the big un-calculated college costs are
How Need-Based Student Aid works
How Merit-Based Student Aid works
How the FAFSA really works
How to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
How to create your own "Financial Aid Award Letter"
How to get the most Scholarships
How to Appeal and Negotiate an Award Letter
How to create your own "Household College Funding Plan"
How to have a "Value Discussion" with your Children about the Affordability of College
Most families don't want to pay more than they should for their children's post-high school education. Yet practically every families pays much more than they need to for the the quality of education their children receive. This course will help you ensure that college is a great value for each of your children.
This course is meant for parents whose children are in the 4th - 12th grades.
Robert DeCock brings a two-fold background to college planning. First as a minister / counselor. He spent over 12 years abroad - mostly in Germany but also in South Africa, Corpus Christi TX and most recently in Madison WI, his passion for and expertise in family dynamics creates the foundation for parental guidance to help parents guide their children towards college success. Secondly, with a background in economics and business, as a financial advisor and for the past 6 years as a Certified College Planning Specialist with the NICCP, Robert has accompanied hundreds of families specifically in the area of their college preparation. Robert has been featured in papers and magazines as well as on TV in the greater Madison area and is a frequent lecturer on the pre-college process in the Upper Midwest.
Dija is originally from South Africa. An analyst by trade, Dija brings a "woman's touch and voice" into the college planning process.
Robert and Dija have been married for 13 years and have two full-grown children in their careers.