Why Hire a College Planning Consultant?

  • There are over 4,000 college options to choose from! It can be extremely difficult to make the right decision on your own.

  • The Average Total Cost: Public Colleges: $25,290 (in-state), $40,940 (out-of-state), Private Colleges: $50,900 for EACH YEAR!

  • Just 41% of college students graduate in 4 years, and only 59% do in 6 years, driving up the cost significantly. It definitely pays to make sure you are at the best fit school for you!

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Meet Tonica

With almost a decade of experience in the field of education, I have worked with hundreds of students and their families. Formally a high school English teacher, I noticed the need for more support throughout the crazy college search and application process! I want every student to end up at the school that is the best fit for them- academically, financially, and socially. Each student is unique, so I will work to create a customized plan of action. Get in touch to learn more about my vision and consulting approach!

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The Value of Cardinal College Planning

  • Personalized Attention: this is a very time consuming and intricate process, and, the truth is, most school counselors simply don't have enough time to give individual guidance for the large amount of students they have. The United States has an average student-to-counselor ratio of 464:1, significantly higher than the American School Counselor Association's recommendation of 250-to-1. A consultant will prioritize your student's personal needs through each step of the way!
     

  • Save Money: if you consider the potential for long term savings that may be found with the expertise of asking colleges the right questions, knowing how to craft an appealing application, and analyzing financial aid packages, your return of investment makes this an incredibly smart financial decision.
     

  • Alleviate Stress: junior and senior year of high school can be particularly difficult between taking more advanced courses, leadership roles in extra-curricular activities, and more. Then, on top of traditional schooling responsibilities, now there is a shift to a focus on the future as well, which can be incredibly overwhelming! A consultant can take the stress off of both the student and the parents by keeping everyone on track of what they should be doing and when, restoring a sense of peace for the whole family! 

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