Complete College Planning Solutions will be holding a free community workshop for parents of college bound high school students on strategies for maximizing your family’s college financial aid and lowering your out-of-pocket costs.   This workshop will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 12th, Maplewood Memorial Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ, and will reveal what all parents of juniors, sophomores and freshman need to know as they take on the challenge of applying to, being accepted at and paying for college. 

Past seminars have had over 200 attendees.  These large crowds just goes to show how nervous parents are about affording college.  Listen to what they have to say:

"Ian and Paul were able to explain and simplify the college planning process. They identified potential problem areas and offered viable solutions. Through their expert advice we are able to maximize our time, money and resources while minimizing our stress! A welcomed service in any (financial) environment, but especially in today's."

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Ann Marie and Bob Centrella
Westfield, NJ      

"Very informative. All my concerns were addressed."

Alice Giuliano
Maplewood, NJ

"We learned about matching your kid to the right college, and the availability of different types of aid."

Pam Santacroce

Florham Park, NJ

This workshop will be taught by Ian Welham and includes:

The 3 biggest mistakes New Jersey parents make when planning for college that cost them thousands of dollars (and how to avoid them)

  • How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages
  • How to get college aid even if you have a “B” student
  • How to send your child to a top-tier private university for less than the cost of a state school
  • How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans or winning the lottery

Also discussed will be how to solve the cash flow crunch of paying for college and saving for retirement at the same time.  Parents from Maplewood or any school district are invited to attend.

Ian Welham is one of New Jersey’s leading college funding advisors and specializes in solving cash flow problems for families.  He is passionate about educating parents on how to beat the high cost of college.  A Certified College Funding Advisor, Mr. Welham also holds a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in London which is equivalent to the CPA designation here in the States.

Complete College Planning Solutions community workshops are held throughout the state and explain how top colleges are affordable and attainable for the "forgotten" middle class.  Reservations are suggested because seating is limited and often sell out.  To reserve your seat online visit myacfa.com or call 973.467.0101.  All families who attend will receive the online version of Cash for College, the best-selling book on college planning and funding, plus a checklist of “The Top 10 Strengths and Experiences Colleges Look For in a High School Student”.