FAFSA + Financial Aid Academy

For Parents of High School Seniors/Rising Seniors

Class of 2025 Registration Now Open

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The Academy spans the entire senior year and runs from Sep. 1st – May 31st each year.

3 different levels of service to choose from below…

Is this your first time navigating the overwhelming financial aid process? Are you worried about not getting enough aid to pay for college? Confused about what types of financial aid are available to you?

The FAFSA and Financial Aid Academy is a group coaching program designed to help parents and their high school seniors successfully navigate the senior year college financial aid process and get the best financial aid packages they can.

In this group coaching program you get access to a value packed digital course with new financial aid content released on the first of each month (related to exactly what you should be focused on) that you can access at your convenience.  You will also get access to Tina (the guru herself) in a live monthly webinar and Q&A session that is recorded for later playback in case you are unable to attend. There are 3 levels of service to choose from depending how closely you want to work with The FAFSA Guru. The PLUS & PRO levels include direct access to her for unlimited questions throughout the entire senior year so you will essentially have her in your back pocket as a valuable financial aid resource! If you opt for the PRO level you will also get just under 2 hours of one on one zoom consultation directly with The FAFSA Guru!

After hundreds of calls from frantic parents in the spring of their kiddos senior year after they received financial aid offers, Tina’s idea for the Academy was born. The Academy offers unparalleled guidance and support to families and helps them understand all of their options and make informed decisions when it comes to financial aid.   For a low one-time fee (or payment plan option), all the information you need to demystify the world of college financial aid will be available to you.  Our students who follow the advice and strategies taught in this program average about $25,000 in additional aid over 4 years on top of their regular financial aid offers, and oftentimes even more!

7 day money back guarantee. If, after enrolling in the Academy you decide you no longer want to continue in the course we will offer you a full refund if you request it in writing within 7 days of the course purchase date. 

 

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Topics Covered in The Financial Aid Academy Include:

  • Finding colleges that are affordable for your family
  • Understanding how colleges determine a financial aid package
  • Breaking down the EFC, what it means for you
  • How to determine what colleges offer better aid packages
  • What you can do to ensure maximizing your aid offers
  • Preparing for the FAFSA and CSS Profile, what you need to know
  • FAFSA and CSS Profile completion tutorials
  • Financial Aid 101, understanding the process and the different types of aid available
  • How to Effectively Appeal your financial aid offers
  • Reporting special circumstances such as reduced income etc
  • How to write an Effective financial aid appeal letter and ask for more aid
  • What to do if you’re selected for verification?
  • Private loans and the best options when it comes to borrowing money
  • How to close the financial aid gap
  • How to effectively search for and find those elusive scholarships
  • What you can do to ensure maximizing your financial aid
  • Comparing financial aid offers
  • Accepting your aid award and what comes next
  • Completing your Master Promissory Note and Entrance counseling
  • And More!

 

The Financial Aid Academy Program Features Include:

  • Access to a digital course/content library with new content added monthly relevant to the time of year
  • Informative LIVE monthly webinars with The FAFSA Guru going over what you should be focused on that month
  • Direct access to The FAFSA Guru for financial aid questions throughout the entire year via email and a private FB Group (PLUS & PRO Levels)
  • Monthly roadmaps to help you stay on track and guide you month by month through the financial aid process
  • Video content specific to each month’s topics
  • Organized FAQs and monthly worksheets to keep you on track
  • Access to a private members-only Facebook Group with other families going through the same process (PLUS & PRO Levels)
  • Scholarship resources and links provided for you
  • One on one consultations with The FAFSA Guru (PRO Level)

Our Membership Programs

The Financial Aid Academy Basic

The BASIC tier of this program includes:

1. Membership in The Financial Aid Academy (A digital course with new content added monthly throughout the year). This content includes videos, PDFS, webinars, scholarship resources, and a monthly roadmap and checklist to keep you on track

2. Informative LIVE monthly webinars with The FAFSA Guru with Q&A Sessions going over everything you should be focused on that particular month

This tier of the program is perfect for most basic needs.  If you’re willing to dive into the materials provided without much additional direct guidance, this tier gives you access to all the information you need to navigate the financial aid process and maximize your financial aid offers

Sign Up Now to benefit from all the Academy has to offer

Class of 2025 Registration Open

Cost – $299 (for 10 month program)

Begins Sep. 1st, 2024

 The Financial Aid Academy Plus

(Most Popular level)

The PLUS level of the program Includes:

1. Everything in the BASIC Level

2. Membership in a private Facebook group facilitated by The FAFSA Guru, to collaborate with other families and ask questions and get exclusive access to numerous resources and weekly live Q&A sessions

3. Unlimited direct access to The FAFSA Guru herself for all your financial aid questions via a private members only Facebook group  throughout the entire senior year

This tier of the program is great for students and parents who want a little more support and guidance. It gives you access to all the information you need plus direct access to the FAFSA Guru herself as well as the supportive community of your peers. This means you get to see what questions they’re asking too!

Sign Up Now to benefit from direct access to the guru for the full 24/25 school year.

CLASS of 2025 Registration Open!

Cost – $599 (for 10 month program)

Begins Sep. 1st 2024

The Financial Aid Academy Pro

(Almost Full)

The PRO level of this program includes:

1. Everything in the PLUS Level

2. Two hours of one on one zoom consultation (that can be used in any time increments) with The FAFSA Guru for anything financial aid related (a $350 value)

This tier of the program is best for students and parents who want one on one support and guidance from The FAFSA Guru. This tier gives you the most access to Tina. If you want to work closely with a financial aid expert to maximize your financial aid offers, this is absolutely the best option.

Enrollment in this level is limited to ensure that I can provide quality services to families. Spots are almost full!

CLASS of 2025 Registration Open!

Cost – $899 (for 10 month program)

Begins Sep. 1st 2024 

This level is almost full