The College Cost And Planning Solution
Here's what you can expect
When you become a client, we'll use the following roadmap and pace us through the time we'll be working together. I'll personalize the training during our 1:1 coaching sessions to ensure you have a customized plan to reach your goals.
Step 1: Establish a Starting Point
We'll kick things off by identifying where you are in the college planning process with the Wants and needs Assessment, and then take your Financial Inventory. Using the Flexibility Analyzer, we'll establish where it makes sense to look for compromises with your planning options—and then you'll dream big with our Visualization Exercise!
Step 3: Create Boundaries
College shouldn't put you or your student in financial distress, so in this step, we'll document your student's maximum approved college budget and implement some boundaries for you as a parent. We'll go through the College Budget Builder, discuss budget enhancers & budget gap-fillers to incorporate scholarships, merit aid and student loan discussions into the overall budget.
Step 5: Select Schools
With so much planning and prepwork already in place, the time to select schools has come. Using our College App, you'll be able to easily research and select schools to add to your college list that reflect the unique needs of your student and your family.
Step 2: Weigh Financial Priorities
It's time for a healthy reality check. As a parent, you're also allowed to dream big— so in Step 3, we'll work together to help you identify how your contributions towards paying for college impact your other financial goals, then we'll run calculations to demonstrate that impact.
Step 4: Forge a Path
A lot of college-bound students are unsure of what type of school they should be looking for. That's why we work with your student to fill out the Interest Profile to understand career and college major choices. We'll then help them narrow down their preferences with the College Characteristics Worksheet.
Step 6: Review the Plan
By the time you reach our final step, you'll have a plan detailing the chosen school list along with the reasons for those selections. This is a time for your child to accept the commitment they are making to completing the college application process using our College Organizer to guide them every step of the way.
What it's like to work with me
Rynda is very easy to speak with and understand. Very compassionate. I thought this would be a difficult approach and did not even know where to start, and Rynda made it all clear and easy to understand.
Thank you Rynda! This process so far has been very helpful. Hopefully with your assistance my family can get back on track!
I just want to say thank you again for your help. I feel this has definitely pushed my husband and I in the right direction for managing our finances better.
Rynda did a great job of considering the actions I've already taken and identifying areas that I could improve upon in my own financial planning.
Are you a perfect fit?
You want to help your student become the best that they can be and provide them with every opportunity in life, but you aren't sure how to make that happen when it comes to choosing and paying for college.
You're willing to pay a little bit more on the front end in order to save thousands of dollars on the back end and reduce your stress around the uncertainty of college planning.
If either of these sounds like you, keep reading, because you're exactly where you need to be.
Here's What Sets Me Apart
I walk my talk! I've been through this, and now my son knows what he needs to do to make his dream college experience happen because of conversations we were able to have before applying to college.
I'll guide you through The College Cost and Planning Solution every step of the way, so you'll have confidence in your college decisions.
I teach you how to choose college without the uncertainty of how your choice will affect you and your student's financial futures.
I provide personalized direction for your unique situation.
I support you with live coaching sessions as well as unlimited messaging support, and access to regularly scheduled office hours.
I am 100% results-driven—you get lifetime access to the materials.
I've built implementation into the curriculum to make sure you reach the finish line...
6 one-on-one coaching sessions to help you build your college plan.
Messaging support for all your mid-week questions plus regular office hours for live support as needed.
We'll set bi-weekly to-do's that move the needle for your plan, then hold you accountable to get them done!
TOOLS & TEMPLATES
You're not expected to do it all on your own. Get access to templates, calculators, and other mind-blowing planning tools.
Ready for unmatched college support?
Click the button below to book a Discovery Call with me. On the call, I'll get to know you, ask some questions about your situation, finances, the journey you've been on with college planning so far, and learn about your goals.
At the end of our call, we'll determine if you're the perfect fit for the program. If so, I'll invite you to sign up and we'll kick off your onboarding to get the party started!
If it's not a good fit, that' totally okay too. There are no obligations on your end, and we'll still be great friends! I will suggest something else you can do to achieve your goals and point you in the right direction.