Many students have thought about hiring a private college consultant to help them with the often stressful and overwhelming college application process.
Whether it’s because your high school guidance counselor is swamped or because you just want that extra handholding through the process, the prevalence of getting this type of assistance has been growing in the U.S. for the past few years. (In fact, a large part of the reason we built CollegeMapper was to give students a free alternative to hiring one of these private consultants.)
However, lately, a new trend has been growing in the realm of admissions: Financial Aid Counselors.
Fin Aid Counselors are much like college consultants, however, they focus primarily on helping students figure out how to afford college. We think this is pretty awesome, considering getting in is just the first step these days.
If you’re interested in hiring a Fin Aid Counselor, try one of the highly regarded experts below.
Paula Bishop, CPA
College Financial Aid – Paula Bishop
College and Beyond
Gary Carpenter, CPA
National College Advocacy Group (NCAG)
College Inroads, LLC
Dr. Herm Davis
Phil Gross & Julie Gross
College Financial Aid Consultants
Florham Park, NJ
Stephanie Hancock, CFP
LPL Financial Llc
Los Angeles, CA
C. Claire Law
Educational Avenues Consultancy
MJ Direct Consulting
Santa Rosa, CA
The Mullin Group/The College Experts
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
Solutions for Tuition
Francine Schwartz M.A., LPC, NCC
Pathfinder Counseling LLC – College Bound Direction
East Lyme, CT
College Cash Solutions
San Francisco, CA
Strategies for College, Inc.
Susan S. Yang, CPA, PC
Susan S. Yang