Understanding
College Funding

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families that have saved thousands
on college costs every year with 

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Navigate the path to higher education

Pick the right college


Our Student Positioning Service offers comprehensive online career & aptitude tests to help determine a student’s career interests, academic level and strengths. Our student positioning specialist then reviews the results of these assessments to proficiently recommend colleges that are a good fit for the student. Properly positioning the student’s college choices greatly enhances the chances of acceptance at the school of choice with the best financial aid package.

Forms Processing

Our Forms Processing Service involves filing all financial aid forms for first time college applicants as well as returning students. This service brings peace of mind to parents and families by ensuring all forms are filed on time and accurately.

Prepare your finances

Our Family Financial Positioning Service encompasses a complete analysis of your EFC* to maximize your opportunity for financial aid. Families save thousands annually by implementing our plans and strategies to legally reduce their EFC.

*EFC=Estimated Family Contribution is how much money a family is determined to pay out-of-pocket for college.

Get to know your options at one of our free workshops

Understand all of your options when it comes to paying for college. We can help you get the latest information about college costs, scholarships, financial aid applications, education loans, and college financing.​

A number of ways to get involved

Free Seminars

FREE local classes for all college

 bound students and their parents.

Can we help you?

One on One support from our

 trained staff of professionals.

Custom Services

A wide array of services that fit 

the needs of every family.

Even families that make $80,000 to $280,000 a year can receive financial aid.

FREE 1-Hour College Planning Workshop Event Information​

This will be a valuable class for all parents with college-bound students. The presentation will focus on high school Sophomores and Juniors (all grade levels are welcome).   Parents, bring your students!
Plan for a full 1-hour; we’ll use every minute of class time. Q & A following.

In this informal class you will learn:

  • How to help students decide which colleges they should apply to.
  • The FAFSA form. Will you be one of those who fill it out incorrectly?
  • What assets are taken into account when the U.S. Department of Education calculates your family contribution?
  • How to maximize your student’s potential to receive scholarships, grants, and other forms of gift-aid.
  • How to attend a PRIVATE COLLEGE for a Public College Price!!!
  • Why procrastination may cost your family thousands of dollars.
  • We will provide a time-line for success—where one should start.

Important: This class will discuss how families with an annual income of $80,000 - $280,000 received financial assistance to help pay for a college education!

FAQ

Q: What is a Certified College Planning Specialist?

A: A financial planner focuses on showing you ways to grow your income and to create wealth.   As college planning specialists, our objective is to show you how to pay for college, and potentially make it a financial "non-event" for your family.

Q: Is our family income too high to qualify for aid?

A:  We frequently help families like yours with a multifaceted approach. We will create a plan, carefully position your income and assets, apply specific tax strategies, and present your student's academic position to bring the greatest scholastic leverage. We frequently aid families who did not think they would qualify for financial aid based on their income or assets.

Q: Do you give out loans or scholarships?

A:  No, we are not a lending institution or a scholarship fund. However, depending on your needs, we will identify and recommend the best college financial tools for your situation.

Q: What are the benefits of working with a College Planner?

A:  Paying for college is one of the largest expenditures for many families, and there is vital information about the college funding process that a College Planner can provide before you begin down that road. To that end, planning for college is similar to the home buying process. Similar to consulting with a real estate professional when buying a home, a College Planner can provide valuable insights into the college funding process. 
A College Planner has tips, expertise, and strategies at their fingertips to help a family with the burdens of the planning process. With these little-known strategies, a College Planner can be a precious asset to the financial health of your family by alleviating some of the stress associated with tuition payments, fees, and other college expenditures.

Q: Can my current financial advisor or CPA offer these services to me?

A:  More often than not, financial advisors and CPAs do not have the expertise and insights that a College Planner has into the world of late-stage college funding. This specialization means our College Planners have a very specific skill set necessary to help with the college funding process. Many financial advisors and CPAs recommend our services to their clients who are considering ways to pay for a college education, because the value added by our specialized skills is immense.

N.W. College Solutions is the Seattle branch of the College Funding Academy

Contact Us

Adam Toohey 


Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS) with the National Institute of Certified College Planners

N. W. College Solutions

14205 S.E. 36th Street Suite 100 Bellevue, WA 98006

(206) 851-9904

Hours

Wednesday - Friday: 

     6pm- 10pm


Saturday: 

       10am-6pm