Did You Know?
- There are over 40,000 U.S. high schools from which about 3.3 million students will graduate this year.
- The average yearly cost for an “in-state” student at a public institution is $16,000 and $42,597 to attend a private institution (top tier schools average $55,000).
- Only 39% of students attending a four year college graduate in 4 years; 51% in 5 years and only 60% receive a degree in 6 years.
- A full 25% of all college freshman do not return to school for a second year.
Given the enormous investment that you are about to undertake, with no guarantee of any definite return, are you sure that you and your student are ready to make college and financial aid decisions on your own?
College today bears little to no resemblance to the the college that your parents generation attended. The cost of an education has increased an average of 400% in the last 15 years. Most of the information that you are going to evaluate has been prepared by marketing and enrollment specialists by the colleges. As such you are being provided with the best possible image that the college wants you to have. Never forget that colleges are in the business of education. And it is big business.
It is the mission of The College Advice Guy to both educate you about and guide you through the college admissions process so that you can make informed choices and follow your unique path to a successful and fulfilling future.
The college admissions process can be an anxiety producing adventure. Anxiety is the result of making choices based on incomplete information and without knowing the probable outcome of your actions. We can relieve your stress!