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The old model for college planning advice is broken. Most financial advisors have been taught/told that paying for college is as simple as opening a 529 Plan, setting up an UTMA/UGMA, or simply selling existing investments. However, investment markets don’t always cooperate.
Many parents scrambled/panicked to pay for college during the Dot-Com Crash (2001-2003), the Great Recession (2008-2010), the correction in 4Q2018, and the recent decline due to COVID-19. Their college savings were drastically cut or wiped out. Families resorted to overpaying for college, taking on expensive student loans, having their students attend “cheaper” schools, and in some cases, worst of all, not going to college at all.
At BCFS, we help families create a customized plan so they can put all their kids through all the years of college in the most affordable way.
We help you put the “rules of the game” to your best use. We assist in taking advantage of all available planning methods/opportunities. We aid in negotiations with schools. And, most importantly, we stay with you until your last child is finished with the last year of college.
Beacon College Funding Solutions proudly partners with Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA) High School here in our home city of San Francisco. ICA is a member of the Cristo Rey network of thirty-six high schools across the nation. These high schools focus exclusively on serving economically disadvantaged students to prepare them to enter and graduate from college.
The only all-girls’ high school in the network, ICA has a 100% college acceptance rate. For all four years, each girl helps offset her education costs by working five days each month in a professional setting. This experience also prepares them to enter college and the corporate work world with the confidence and skills to be successful.
Evan worked with us as a junior and will be returning to take on more responsibilities as a senior. In addition to studies and supporting us at BCFS, Evan enjoys playing on ICA’s sports teams and creating multi-media presentations with classmates.