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Do You Answer "Yes" to Any of These Questions?

  • Feeling Overwhelmed?

  • No time to do the college analysis? 

  • Want more personal attention?

  • Desire to get a leg up on your competition?

  • Unsure of your college major?

  • Want to work with an experienced team of writers to polish your essays?

  • Prefer not to pay retail price for college?

  • Would you sleep better knowing your child is in a safe collegiate environment?

  • Need help in making the wisest collegial decision?


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I will guide you every step of the way to make these once overwhelming tasks into simple, easy to follow steps.

Personal Coaching: College Planning

Save Thousands of Dollars, Hundreds of Hours, & Reduce Your Stress!

I have the gratification of working with a small number of families each year.  I get to know each student and customize a college entrance game plan.  I realize your time is valuable, so I maximize our effectiveness by using phone, email, Zoom, and personal meetings.

College Planning for Students in grades 8-12

Time is not on your side when it comes to college planning, and many families wait until the last minute to begin planning for life after high school. By committing to the educational planning process early, a student can increase the likelihood of being accepted into a college, increase their chances of receiving a scholarship, and reduce the stress on everyone in the family. As an Amazon best-selling author and Certified College Planning Specialist, Ryan Clark serves as a coach, mentor, advisor, and friend as he guides families in finding the "right school, at the most affordable price."  

To find out more details regarding our college planning services, parents may schedule a free 30-minute strategy session. If you want a more personalized approach, families may attend an initial consultation that serves as an introduction to the college planning process. We prefer for parents to attend all the meetings for college planning in order for everyone to get the most out of the process.

Starting as early as eighth grade through the end of junior year, we help students in five areas: maintaining good grades in a difficult degree of curriculum, planning and preparing for standardized tests, designating and understanding their college major, developing a college list, and keeping track of extra-curricular activities for resume building. 

As for the senior year, there is a lot more to do. Ryan and his staff will provide guidance as follows: 

  • August: Student completes admission applications to the colleges on their list. 
  • October: Parents complete financial aid applications.
  • November: Student fills out scholarship applications.  
  • March/April: Families determine the net out-of-pocket costs at each university at which the student was accepted.
  • May: Student makes their final decision regarding which college they will attend.

In addition to creating crucial timelines, we offer personalized coaching and discuss important issues regarding college, such as establishing realistic expectations and much more.

Student Services Include:

Assistance with... 

  • High school course selection
  • Advice on SAT/ACT testing 
  • Maintaining a good GPA
  • Selecting a major
  • Compiling a list of colleges
  • Keeping a resume
  • Admission applications
  • Scholarship searches and applications
  • Interview tips
  • Essay Strategies

Parent Services Include:

Assistance with...

  • Developing personalized strategies to reduce the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Completing state financial aid forms
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form completion 
  • CSS Profile form completion 
  • Checking the accuracy of your Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Evaluating financial aid award letters
  • Negotiating a better financial aid package

FAFSA ASSISTANCE:

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the most critical step if you want to receive need-based aid. Sometimes colleges require you to complete it to receive merit-based aid money. The majority of families who fill out the FAFSA are eligible for some federal financial aid. Completing the FAFSA can be complicated.

Don't let your frustration with the form deter you from applying. Instead, lower your stress level by allowing us to help you fill out your FAFSA!

CSS Profile Assistance: 

You are probably aware of the need to complete a FAFSA form to receive financial aid. However, an additional form may be required. The College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® is an online application that collects information used by almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside of the federal government.

This form is much more complicated than the FAFSA form. If the thought of completing the Profile form keeps you up at night, let us help you keep your sanity!

Scholarship Search:

While the majority of scholarship money comes directly from the universities themselves, students should also consider private scholarships to help reduce the cost of college. Most students face the same common problems:

  • No single source for scholarship listings
  • Missed Deadlines
  • Incomplete Information

Let us help you with your outside scholarship search and reduce your frustration!

With the help of Clark College Consulting, our daughter got a full ride scholarship!

"With the help of Clark College Consulting,
our daughter got a full ride scholarship!"

-Jose Munoz

Join My College Admissions Club!

We offer one-to-one private sessions with students and their parents for college planning and financial aid services with the purchase of a College Admissions Club membership. We offer 4 levels of membership to suit the needs of every college-bound family with students in grades 8 through 12.

I will help you find the right school at the most affordable price.

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Membership Fee Options for Students (Grade 8-12)

Each family is at a different spot in the college planning process and has individualized needs.  The hours you purchase will be customized to fit your unique situation and wants (i.e., If you need more help with your essays, interview coaching, or polishing your applications, we can spend most of our time together working on these tasks).

Each Plans Includes:

  1. College Planning: in-house or  virtual
  2. Financial Aid Assistance
  3. An online organizational tool to coordinate college information and applications.
  4. Private one to one consultation (we recommend at least one consultation per semester).
  5. Online career assessment with personalized reports and student/parent component.
  6. Email communications to parents and students.
  7. Personalized schedules/calendars.
  8. Reminders of upcoming dates for testing, appointments, & application deadlines.
  9. Online student portal to be used by student, parent, and counselor.
  10. FREE Client-only workshops & webinars throughout the year (Scholarships, Completing FAFSA, Comparing Award Letters, Essay Writing).

Silver Plan

$49/m

or $539 one time payment

  • 4 Meetings 
    (2 hrs. total)
  • 0% discounts off test prep/online courses

Monthly payments are for twelve months

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Gold Plan

$99/m

or $1,089 one time payment

  • 12 Meetings
    (6 hrs. total)
  • 5% discounts off test prep/ online courses

Monthly payments are for twelve months

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Platinum Plan

$149/m

or $1,639 one time payment

  • 16 Meetings
    (8 hrs. total)
  • 10% discounts off test prep/ online courses

Monthly payments are for twelve months

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VIP Elite

$199/m

or $2,189 one time payment

  • 20 Meetings
    (10 hrs. total)
  • 15% discounts off test prep/ online courses

Monthly payments are for twelve months

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Copper Plan (College Planning DIY)

$10/m for 12 months

or $97 one time payment

The College Selection Blueprint Online Course

This step-by-step guide will save you thousands of dollars in college costs, hundreds of hours and relieve your frustrations by guiding you through five simple steps to follow.

  • 30 min consultation with Ryan:  To assist you in implementing the strategies and answer your questions!
  • Grade-specific timelines: Getting into college is a significant milestone and can be confusing and complicated if you are not organized.
  • Cost-Conscious College Search & Selection: With college cost being so expensive, choosing the correct school the first time is a vital step.
  • Gain a Statistical Advantage: My unique college reduction strategy will teach you how to narrow your colleges based upon tools and data.
  • Student Career Assessment: Students should know before they go to college ALL of the careers that they would like, excel at, and that match their personality and interest.
  • Scholarships, Merit Aid, & Tuition Discounts: Competition is fierce as more and more students are graduating with high GPAs, high standardized test scores, lots of AP credits, and a bunch of extracurricular activities.
  • Community Support: The Cost-Conscious College Selection Blueprint Community is your area to ask questions, get expert advice, and post discussions with me and other students and families.
  • BONUS #1: How to Guarantee Your Student Will Graduate from College: This system keeps the parents in control while students are in college and motivate them to graduate on time. This training alone may save you thousands of dollars!
  • BONUS #2: Where to Find Money to Pay for College: I will show you tax strategies, cash flow ideas, business planning loopholes, and other methods to afford college without going broke.
  • BONUS #3: How to Graduate College with Zero Debt: You will find detailed instructions on what you need to do and how to implement this method of paying for college without taking on student loans!

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We saved over $150,000 in college costs - A huge return on the cost of Ryan's services!

"We saved over $150,000 in college costs.
A huge return on the cost of Ryan's services!"

-Ed Machen

Silver Plan

 

Silver Monthly

$49/m

for 12 months

  • Two total hours
    (4 meetings)
  • 0% discounts off test prep/online courses
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Silver

$539

one-time payment

  • Two total hours
    (4 meetings)
  • 0% discounts off test prep/online courses
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Gold Plan

 

Gold Monthly

$99/m

for 12 months

  • Six total hours
    (12 meetings)
  • 5% discounts off test prep/ online courses
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Gold

$1089

one-time payment

  • Six total hours
    (12 meetings)
  • 5% discounts off test prep/ online courses
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Platinum Plan

 

Platinum Monthly

$149/m

for 12 months

  • Eight total hours
    (16 meetings)
  • 10% discounts off test prep/ online courses
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Platinum

$1639

one-time payment

  • Eight total hours
    (16 meetings)
  • 10% discounts off test prep/ online courses
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VIP Elite Plan

 

VIP Elite Monthly

$199/m

for 12 months

  • Ten total hours
    (20 meetings)
  • 15% discounts off test prep/ online courses
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VIP Elite

$2189

one-time payment

  • Ten total hours
    (20 meetings)
  • 15% discounts off test prep/ online courses
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Copper Plan

 

Copper Monthly

$10/m

for 12 months

  • The Cost-Conscious College Selection Blueprint online course.
  • 30 minute Q&A / Implementation meeting with Ryan
  • BONUS #1: How to Guarantee Your Student Will Graduate from College:
  • BONUS #2: Where to Find Money to Pay for College: I will show you tax strategies, cash flow ideas, business planning loopholes, and other methods to afford college without going broke.
  • BONUS #3: How to Graduate College with Zero Debt: You will find detailed instructions on what you need to do and how to implement this method of paying for college without taking on student loans!
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Copper

$97

one-time payment

  • The Cost-Conscious College Selection Blueprint online course.
  • 30 minute Q&A / Implementation meeting with Ryan
  • BONUS #1: How to Guarantee Your Student Will Graduate from College:
  • BONUS #2: Where to Find Money to Pay for College: I will show you tax strategies, cash flow ideas, business planning loopholes, and other methods to afford college without going broke.
  • BONUS #3: How to Graduate College with Zero Debt: You will find detailed instructions on what you need to do and how to implement this method of paying for college without taking on student loans!
BUY NOW