5. What are the biggest mistakes people make when they try to do this on their own?

We have seen a wide variety of “mistakes” over the years – from clerical errors on the forms, to misunderstanding the questions (and providing incorrect or overstated information) to not knowing how the financial aid process works to errors in college selection to . . . . But the biggest mistake most families make is “winging it” and failing to actually have a plan for how to pay the costs they are expected to cover.

Beacon College Funding Solutions answers these questions and more! We provide information and guidance to Bay Area parents helping them determine how best to anticipate and meet the costs of college with the least negative impact on their family’s present and future financial security. Just as importantly, these parents gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing they have someone on their side.