Preparing for College

The college admissions process is highly competitive and becoming more so each year.  To improve your odds of getting in and receiving the necessary funding to attend, you must know the workings of the admissions process, and how it goes hand in hand with the institution’s financial aid strategies.


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As a College Graduate, your Alma Mater will symbolize many things: four years of growth and development; many fond memories; a source of pride and perhaps most importantly, the educational foundation upon which you will build the rest of your life.




The Real Money Sources

To effectively devise a plan to pay for college, it is important to understand where the money “really” comes from.  Funding for college comes from three basic sources – the federal government, the institution itself, and the private sector.

There are two basic types of funding –


Improve Your Odds

Highly attractive students are not only offered admission, they are typically offered the most lucrative funding packages to entice their attendance.

Here is a listing of what institutions typically consider when reviewing a student’s application for admission.



Team of Experts


Since 1993, College Funding Solutions, Inc. (CFS) has been recognized as a national leader in assisting students and their parents prepare for college


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Bob Schlegel was a licensed registered representative for over 30 years, and was a member of the financial planning association while he was active in the securities industry.


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  • Unlimited Toll-Free Telephone and Email Access
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  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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Winning Approaches


Although funding for college was originally designed to go to those who need it the most, it actually goes to those who know the most about the process.