Services

CFACES Planning Services require fees normally charged by the student’s academic year.  However, consulting services are usually rendered by the hour.

Retainer Fees (Base year)………………..…$600

Retainer fees cover the academic year which is defined to be the year that the student is enrolled in college.  This fee covers services required for the year of attendance until June 30th of the academic year.

Retainer service includes:

  • General Financial Aid Counseling
  • College selection assessment for funding
  • Pre-assessment of Federal Expected Family Contribution (FEFC)
  • Introduction to form requirements and need analysis
  • Developmental strategies for four year colleges for financial aid applications
  • Develop strategies for funding the costs for out of state universities including scholarships and “Best College Deals”
  • Preparation of FAFSA
  • Revision of data submitted on FAFSA
  • Prep work and advising for Institutional Aid Application
  • Preparation and submission of verification worksheet requirement
  • Application and fulfillment of state scholarship requirements
  • Long term strategy planning
  • Resolution for Crisis Management
  • Ongoing telephone and personal follow-up
  • To assist with personalized institutional appeal letter

 

Supplemental Service Fees :

College Scholarship Service (CSS)  Need analysis  for the Custodial Parent(s) …………………….$300

  • CSS Financial Aid Profile, registration
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile preparation
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile  submission
  • CSS Business and Farm Statement
  • CSS  Institutional Documentation (IDOC) preparation.
  • CSS  Institutional Documentation (IDOC) submission.
  • CSS verification worksheet preparation.

 

College Scholarship Service (CSS)  Need analysis  for the Non-Custodial Parent(s) …………………….$300

  • CSS Financial Aid Profile, registration
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile preparation
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile  submission
  • CSS Business and Farm Statement
  • CSS  Institutional Documentation (IDOC) preparation.
  • CSS  Institutional Documentation (IDOC) submission.
  • CSS verification worksheet preparation.

 

Hourly Fees:………………….$150

General Financial Aid Planning

  • College selection assessment for funding
  • Pre-assessment of Federal Expected Family Contribution (F)EFC),  CSS Profile (I)EFC)
  • Review and analyze documents prepared by client
  • Long term strategy planning
  • To assist with personalized institutional appeal letter

 

Discounts Available

Returning Student Discount:

  • yearly discount, applicable to students renewing for services with CFACES.
  • Base year $600, 2nd yr. $300,  3rd yr. $200, 4th yr $200
  • CSS Profile fees:  No discount
  • Graduate school fees varies depending on requirements of the school but will not exceed $ 600.

Low Income and Special Circumstances

  • On a case by case basis, applicants will be assessed to be eligible for discounts based on extraordinary family  financial circumstances.

Multiple Students Discount:

  • Yearly discount of $100 is applicable to families with multiple students attending college during the same academic year.
  • Both discounts can be given to one family in an academic year when qualifications are met.