The Financial Aid Academy runs from August 2021 through May 2022 but you can join at anytime throughout the year!

For a complete overview of the three different levels of service within The Financial Aid Academy (BASIC, PRO or PLUS), to determine the best fit for you click the link below.


The Financial aid process is overwhelming. Many first time college students and parents don't know where to start or how to access all the financial aid that is available to them.

The Financial Aid Academy PRO guides students and their parents step by step through the overwhelming and confusing college financial aid process and teaches them how to access all the financial aid they are entitled to along with helps them get the best aid offers possible!

With the PRO package you will be able to work one on one with The FAFSA Guru.

The Financial Aid Academy PRO Includes:

  • Membership in the 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
  • Membership in a private Facebook group facilitated by The FAFSA Guru, to collaborate with other families in and ask questions and where you will get exclusive access to numerous resources
  • Live monthly webinars hosted by The FAFSA Guru going over what you should be focused on that month and educating you about all different aspect of the financial aid process.
  • Direct access to The FAFSA Guru for all your financial aid questions via a private FB group and an exclusive email only for coaching families.
  • Two 50 minute one on one consultations with The FAFSA Guru

Topics covered in the Financial Aid Academy PRO through live monthly webinars and other resources include:

  • 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
  • Reporting special circumstances
  • How to write an Effective financial aid appeal letter and ask for more aid
  • What is verification?
  • Private loan options
  • How to close the financial aid gap
  • How to effectively search for and find 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 PRO is the perfect way to work closely with a financial aid expert throughout the entire financial aid process at an affordable rate!

PRO Program Features:

--- Direct access to The FAFSA Guru for financial aid questions for the entire 10 months via email and a private FB Group

— 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 FAQ’s and monthly worksheets to keep you on track

--- Access to a private Facebook Group

— Informative monthly LIVE webinars with The FAFSA Guru

— Curated scholarship resources and links

---Discounts on on one consultations with The FAFSA Guru

Most Educational Consultants require families to sign on for expensive packages to work with them that costs thousands of dollars.

The Financial Aid Academy PRO gives you unlimited access to (and one on one guidance from) The FAFSA Guru herself!

Program Cost: Just $799 for the entire year!

Payment plans available


"Tina is a top notch coach! She has helped my daughter and I this entire year through the overwhelming financial aid process and helped my daughter access thousands of dollars in scholarships that she would not have received without Tina's help! I do not know what we would have done without all Tina's knowledge. I highly recommend her for all of your and your students college financial aid guidance needs!"

— Tina Lewis, CA.

"I don't know what we would have done without Tina's help! We asked her so many questions and always received prompt answers. She taught us things we had no clue about, like how to find colleges that offer better financial aid offers and how to appeal financial aid. Our daughter received an extra $5000 a year for all four years as the result of the appeal letter we wrote with Tina's help and that was on top of her other financial aid! She regularly provided scholarship resources to save us the time searching for them and our daughter even won a couple of them! We can not recommend her coaching program enough. 10 months of ongoing help and invaluable information from an expert that cost just $699 is a no brainer!

-- Dorothy Canter

"I just want to thank you for all your expert advice on financial aid appeals! I’ve been taking your online class (Financial Aid Academy) since August 2020 and I’m so glad I did. My friend referred me to you and it paid off! I wrote two appeal letters for my son (only to the schools that were the most expensive). The first one was unable to offer any more than what they had initially offered. But the second one, (which is the school he accepted admittance to and wanted to attend), just got back to us yesterday and offered $8,000 more!! We are thrilled. We feel like this is only the beginning, because we haven’t even heard back on any scholarships that he applied for yet. I could NOT have done this on my own. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

-- Carla Jackson Tucker

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