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Published: Tuesday, 10/30/2012 - Updated: 1 year ago

Can You Afford To Send Your Children To College? It’s Time For Convergence College Planning!

BY: CONVERGENCE BUSINESS COLLEGE

It’s no secret that college costs are on the rise. Costs have grown much, much faster than inflation. According to The College Board®, the average 2011-2012 tuition increase was 4.5 percent at private colleges, and a whopping 8.3 percent at public universities.  For those who enrolled in 2011, the projected four-year cost for tuition and fees at a private college was $124,700. Those same costs at a public university for an in-state student were $36,100. For children born this year, those costs are projected to be $355,900 and $102,900, respectively.  And that doesn’t include room and board, books, supplies, and transportation.  With those costs, how in the world can the average person send their child to college?  David Huner of Convergence College Planning who has worked in the financial services industry for more than a decade, is licensed as a Certified Advisor with College Planning Relief, a leader in the college planning and funding industry. He earned this licensure in order to help the many, many people who are in “The Big Squeeze.”  The Big Squeeze occurs most often to people between the ages of 40 and 55, who are faced with children entering college and often must help aging parents financially – all while trying to plan for their own retirement.

Convergence College Planning holds a number of workshops throughout the year, covering such topics as:

• The specific keys to making college more affordable

• How to understand the total cost of college and how to prepare for it

• The steps to take right now to maximize your financial aid qualifications

• The myths surrounding the public vs. private cost comparison

• How to properly calculate your Expected Family Contribution

• How to afford college while preserving your retirement

• Best practices of school selection

• How to take advantage of scholarship opportunities

• Where to look for scholarship opportunities

• How and when to start applying for scholarships and grants

• Who’s giving away grant money and scholarships

• What are the qualifications and criteria for each scholarship

• How to set yourself apart from other applicants

• Marketing your student to college coaches

• NCAA rules and regulations

• Putting together an attention-getting athletic resume

• How to write a winning essay

• How to get multiple scholarships and grants

• Conducting the most effective search

• Getting the maximum money

Mr. Huner says, “Before spending thousands of hard-earned dollars on college education for your children, it makes sense to spend an hour with me, getting the facts and learning the strategies you need.”

For more information, call 567-686-2004 or visit www.convergencecollegeplanning.com today.



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