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Parents may be single, married, divorced, widowed or some stage in between. They may have one or multiple kids – twins, triplets (or more!), adopted children, blended families and/or children with special needs.
Some parents are disabled, dealing with serious medical conditions (and the costs of paying for them), approaching retirement or already retired. Some may still have their own student loans to pay.
Others don’t have enough to pay for college because they haven’t saved enough or had to use their funds to pay for emergencies or care for aging grandparents.
They may have underestimated the cost because they didn’t expect their student to get accepted at a particular school. Or they simply hoped for a scholarship or help from a family member that didn’t happen.
Some may make too much to qualify for aid but not enough to pay for college. Or they may have received “sudden money” (an inheritance or severance package or the sale of property), planned to use some of it for college, but realize they need most of it for retirement.
Sometimes families had a plan that was working just fine, but then something changed, and they didn’t know what to do. They needed a Plan B, but didn’t have one.
We also help kids whose parents are deceased or who want to transfer schools or need to plan for grad school as well as college.
Some kids are non-binary/gender-fluid/transgender who have the added burden of trying to navigate the physical and psychological changes of transitioning, not to mention the costs involved.
Extended family members and friends may want to help without creating negative repercussions for the kids and their parents.
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“Nancy and Niki guided us through every step with their deep knowledge and impressive understanding of how financial aid departments operate. They also handled the ‘alphabet soup’ of paperwork."
"With a plan tailored to our circumstances, we not only had a solution for our immediate college funding goal, but also a long-term financial plan that will carry us into retirement.”
-Katie & Bill
“I can't say enough good things about Nancy & Niki, and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for college financial planning advice. In fact, I even recommend them to people who don't know they should be looking for this advice.”
-Alyssa and Eric
“Nancy's vast base of knowledge, integrity, caring and thoughtfulness make it easy to rely on her guidance. I am so grateful for her and Niki.”
“Nancy's guidance and knowledge were so helpful as our family navigated the intimidating prospect of making a plan to pay for college."
“She and Niki are a great team. We trust them totally and have referred many of our friends to them.”
“Beacon steered us toward which schools would give our daughter a better chance to receive need-and merit-based aid. They advised line-by-line on financial aid forms, and they offered a four-year approach to paying for university that did not compromise our own fiscal needs as older parents.”
-Catherine and Ron
“Nancy Corrigan and her team responded quickly and patiently to every question, helped us meet all the deadlines, and lent a steady hand when it came to figuring out how and when to pay for tuition and expenses."
“Beacon College Funding was our partner throughout the four-year college experience, and I cannot recommend their services highly enough.”
-Helaine and Marc