College Scholarship

College Funding: How We Work Together With Guidance Counselors And Financial Aid Officers

We fully appreciate all that guidance counselors do to assist students. Valenzuela Financial Management Group along with its business partnership with 123College, fits into the picture as a supplement to guide both parents and students through the financial aid process. We provide helpful information that may potentially save you thousands of dollars over the course of a college education.

Working together, we can provide your family with a set of options it will need to arrive at the overall best personal choice of schools at the best true offered price. We offer the information that will help you to place your family in the best light, helping you file all the necessary financial aid forms. You will be able to make the choices that suit your family best.

In addition, we work with financial aid officers at the student’s choice of schools. Over the years, we have a strong track record of negotiating financial aid packages to include more aid when possible.

Valenzuela Financial Management Group can provide solutions. As a college aid planner, Joe Valenzuela along with his business partnership can help address this daunting task.

There are myths about financial aid:

  1. Not Enough Financial Aid is Available.
    Federal student aid programs alone provided roughly $100 billion in grants, loans, and work-study assistance to more than 8 million people in 2011.
  2. Only students with good grades get financial aid.
    Many students think that financial aid is awarded on the basis of grades. While a high grade point average will help a student get into a good school and might help with academic scholarships, most of the federal student aid programs do not take a student’s grades into consideration.
  3. You have to be a minority to get financial aid.
    Funds from federal student aid programs are awarded on the basis of financial need. These funds are NOT awarded on the basis of minority status. The FAFSA - the financial aid application for these programs - doesn’t even collect this kind of information about an applicant.

The Rising Cost of a College Education

The cost of college continues to rise and rise each year! Picking out a college, understanding what you could pay vs what most will pay is important. Are you aware that after the cost of purchasing your home, the cost of college is by far the most expensive purchase you will make?

Today’s college education costs range from $12,000 to $30,000 per year at a state college and $25,000 to $60,000 at a private college. That’s $60,000 to over $300,000 for a four-year education when considering inflation.

How will families meet this obligation? Some families spend their life and/or retirement savings. Others take out home equity loans and burden their family budgets. There is a better solution. Call Valenzuela Financial Management Group.

Good News

A child can potentially receive a better education at a prestigious, expensive private college for about the same cost as a state college - and in some cases for even less. The amounts of aid vary from college to college.

Contact my office for a complimentary review to see how this program may significantly help find the right college for your child based on the degree sought, maximize the scholarship available and lower your expected family contribution.

Joe Valenzuela, MBA
Investment Advisor Representative & Federal Benefits Consultant
13837 SW 43rd Street
Davie, FL 33330
(954) 680-4088 Office
(954) 275- 4849 Cell