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College Benefits for Associations

One of the most expensive undertakings your members or employees will probably ever face is funding their student’s education. College Planning Strategies, LLC can help them prepare their student(s) for college while minimizing stress and out-of-pocket college expenses.


“As both a high school guidance counselor and a parent, I have found the process for funding education to be daunting. Looking for the best funding sources, ways to lower tuition, completing the multiple financial aid forms, and all the other associated paperwork details are all overwhelming. The team at College Planning Strategies made the process as painless as possible while working to minimize our out-of-pocket expenses…”  Ann M., more testimonials >

College Planning Workshops

This option is for groups that are geographically located so that members can attend a workshop at a central location. Our president, Murray J. Miller, is a published author and popular speaker with insider’s secrets on how to beat the high cost of college. Our professional college planning advisors have been featured speakers for numerous Fortune 500 companies, national organizations and local high schools and non-profits. You can request a college planning workshop especially for YOUR association.

Demystifying Financial Aid and Maximizing College Funding topics include:

  • Preparing for financial aid applications in advance to maximize aid and minimize expenses.
  • How going to a “more expensive” private university may actually end up costing less!
  • How to position students for more gift aid (Free Money) rather that loans.
  • Expensive mistakes families make and how to avoid them.
  • How to get ahead by developing a customized college plan for all college costs.
  • How to save more money on your taxes.

I am impressed with the full range of knowledge that you and your staff bring to bear on the college admission and funding process. I find the combination of financial advice, application process insight, and negotiation strategies to be exceptionally valuable, going well beyond what I expected at the beginning. Arthur L.

CPS provides each family that attends a free e-book, Winning the College Funding Game, packed with useful tips and resources regarding the entire college planning process. Depending upon your group, a personal college planning consultation may also be available to workshop attendees for low or even no cost. Contact our office for details or to request references from organizations that have already hosted our workshop.


College Prep Audio Program and Member Discounts

This option works for groups regardless of their geographical location. We will provide you with information to distribute to your members. Upon a member’s request, we will send them a free audio program and our e-book, Winning the College Funding Game. They may also receive a discount toward an SAT/ACT test preparation program or any of our other college planning services.


Featured Group – American Scholastic Foundation, Inc.

Our featured group is the American Scholastic Foundation, Inc. (ASF), a non-profit based in Massachusetts. Founded in 2005, ASF has given scholarship funds to numerous local high schools with the goal of making college an affordable reality for students and their families. As per their website, “[Our] mission…is to assist college bound students, especially those with a commitment to leadership, community service, and academic integrity, in pursuing their higher education goals by providing scholarship opportunities.” Visit them today and, if you want, you can make a donation to their scholarship fund for future college scholarships.

“The college planning workshop was clear, concise and well presented. There is more available than I realized.”- Bill R. 

“I learned that private schools with endowments can actually cost less than state schools!”Scott B.

“I am writing to thank you guys for making an overwhelming situation (college for 3) manageable and affordable. I do believe we are going to make it through the college years without breaking the bank or losing our minds! Thanks to all at CPS!” – Carolyn G.     More >