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As you plan for your child’s education, you’ll have a lot of questions. It is a complex arena and managing those complexities can be daunting. What most parents do not realize, though, is this one all-important fact:
If you do not ask the right questions, your child’s college education could cost tens of thousands of dollars more than it should.

With our help, thousands of families have saved tens, even hundreds of thousands of dollars in education costs. For years, Simple Solutions College Funding advisors have worked closely with parents of college-bound high school students to identify all of the scholarships, loans, and grants available to them, ensuring that paperwork is filled out properly and on time to maximize their benefits. We also work with parents and students to prepare them for the college experience academically and financially. We know the right questions to ask, and understand how crucial it is to get the answers right. What may seem like a simple choice of picking the most affordable school may not be as simple as you think. By asking the right questions, you may find that a prestigious “expensive” private school is more affordable for your family than an “inexpensive” local college.

What’s more, we will manage the whole process for you, ensuring that all the forms are filled out correctly and all the admissions requirements are met, all properly and all on time.

We will also help you position yourself financially to be eligible for the most financial aid possible - legally and ethically!

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Our complete package of college funding services will deliver complete “peace of mind”. You will be confident that you have total access to every known strategy for reducing your family’s out-of-pocket expenses relating to the high cost of college. We will always be there to answer whatever questions you may have.

FREE WORKSHOPS

Throughout the year, Simple Solutions College Funding hosts periodic workshops and seminars, both live and on the web.  The workshops are loaded with valuable information and strategies that can save you more money than you dreamed possible.  Sign up for one of our workshops today!  It is free and is something you cannot afford to miss!

The "College Yield Rate"

SAT and ACT scores, GPAs, college acceptance rates and tuition...  These are just a few of the many things college-bound students have to concern themselves with in the college admissions process.

Today I want to give you an insight into another important part of the process – one that many families have never even heard of...

The College Yield Rate. 

What You Can Learn from the College Yield Rate

By definition, the college yield rate, or yield ratio, is the percentage of admitted students at a college who ultimately enroll.

The yield can vary widely from college to college (and it's often used by college admissions offices to decide how many students the college should accept).

For students – the college yield rate can help reveal quite a bit about your chances of getting accepted into a particular school.

Here's a closer look at what yield rates can mean for college-bound students...

Factor # 1: Desirability.

Harvard is an easy example.  It consistently leads the pack in yield rates, sometimes as high as 80%. After all, Harvard is one of the best schools in the world, and also has sliding tuition scales.

It makes sense then that most Ivy League schools have high yield rates (some well above 50%, like Harvard)

Meantime, less-competitive colleges and universities may have relatively lower yields – sometimes because they're the “safety schools” for a number of students.

However, a college's stated yield rate – if it's on the low side – can be somewhat misleading. For example, schools that place a cap on the number of students it admits may have a low yield rate.  

Factor # 2:  Understanding the Odds.

Put simply, the higher a yield rate, the fewer applicants a school (typically) will accept.

That's because – the more desirable a school is to college-bound students, the harder it is to get accepted.

Point is – When deciding how many schools to apply to, it’s very helpful to understand in advance the schools' recent yield rates as well as acceptance rates.

Factor # 3:  Deltas and Wait Lists.

Here's another situation in which you want to know the yield rate: 

If you’re trying to decide if you will attend a school that has accepted you, or you're thinking about delaying your decision (to see if you get accepted into one of your wait-list schools.)

More specifically, you'd be wise to know the change in the yield rate, compared with past years. If a school has a higher yield rate compared to previous classes, you'll want to know what accounted for that change.

And if the yield rate has dropped, you'll also want to know why... and IF your chances of admission could improve significantly. It’s worth giving the school a chance to contact you.

  • My Mission
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My mission is to help parents avoid the mistake that so many families make in taking a "band-aid" approach to financing their children’s college education: Paying the bills as they approach is like putting a band-aid on your hemorrhaging bank account.  I will show you how to put together a detailed, step-by-step plan on how to send all of your children to college comfortably, become 100% debt-free… and still be able to save for a cozy retirement. The difference is astronomical! A properly-designed college funding plan can save families tens – if not hundreds – of thousands of dollars.

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Here's a sample of what might be covered in a typical session:

  1. Scheduling a Campus Visit - What to Know
  2. Key Things to include in your Visit
  3. Information Sessions
  4. Special Visitation Information for Seniors
  5. My applications are in -- now what?
  6. How are admissions counselors reviewing my application?
  7. How large Universities differ from smaller colleges in the application review process
  8. Timing of sending off applications - what do I need to know?
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Expert Session, Targeting Current Juniors, Will Cover The Following:

  1. SAT’s and ACT’s – What timetable should I follow in scheduling standardized testing.
  2. SAT IIs – What are the SAT II Subject Tests and do I need to take them?
  3. How many times should I plan to take Standardized Tests?
  4. How can I best prepare for the ACT, SAT, and SAT IIs?
  5. What criteria should I use in putting together my College List?
  6. How many schools should be on my College List and how many schools should I plan to actually apply to?
  7. How do I know what schools are a strong academic fit for me?
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