1. We do not qualify for any need-based financial aid. Why should we work with a college funding strategist?
Paying for college requires more than need-based aid. It often includes school selection for merit-based aid, possibly student jobs (summer and perhaps during the school year), and – especially – optimal use of the family’s assets and income. This includes tax strategies, best sources of money to use, how to negotiate with a school for a better package, etc. It’s very much like creating a mosaic – it’s all about putting together the pieces of your puzzle so that you can pay for all the years of school for all your kids – affordably.