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College Planning Consultants and

College Planning Specialists Network

The California San Francisco Bay Area College Consultants and College Planning Specialists Network specialize in guiding families to access free money for college bound students without destroying their parents nest egg.  We will also help families implement a funding plan to help  pay for their share of the college expense. 

Through the implementation of "Insider Strategies", families have drastically reduced education costs and in many cases, eliminated the need for student and parent loans.

When it comes to paying for college, our expert San Francisco Bay Area College Consultants have eased the pain and made a college education an affordable for families across the country. A San Francisco Bay Area College Planning Specialists Certified Advisor has the expertise to help you develop the best plan possible and make reliable financial choices for your family.

There are some good financial advisors and CPA's around the country.  However, most haveCollege Planning Blog not been trained in the specialty of college financial planning and are therefore limited in the assistance they can provide.  Bay Area College Planning Specialists Certified Advisor will deliver the highest caliber of knowledge and service.

San Francisco Bay Area College Consultant and College Planning Specialists consult families on how to choose the right college program and affordably pay for it. Our programs keep both parents and students informed about the latest college financial aid and admissions news by implementing creative and ethical planning solutions to maximize all untapped financial aid resources. Our specialty, as college consultants, is in getting the information parents and students need and the results your looking to acheive.

BACP Now Offering SAT Group Sessions and Private Tutoring!!
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We are proud to announce that Bay Area College Planners is now offering SAT Test Prep Seminars and private tutoring sessions with highly recommended SAT Tutor Peter Welch.

We are offering several options: the Long and Short Group Seminars are limited to 6 students only, and the Crash Course is limited to 18 students. All Group Seminars will take place at our office in Jack London Square (Oakland). Locations for Private Tutoring sessions is flexible at this time, however it is first-come-first-serve.

For more information and Order Form, click here:  Flyer and Order Form.

CLEP Exams Help Students and Parents Save Thousands of Dollars in College Tuition

College is more expensive than ever. Common solutions to saving money for college include sending high school graduates to less expensive, community colleges. Parents also enroll their kids in AP courses in high school, in hopes that passing the AP exam at the end of the year will exempt their child from having to take mandatory general education courses their freshman year, thereby saving a lot of money. Other students vie for competitive scholarships. However, unless grades are impeccable and extra-curricular activities are impressive and noteworthy, a good scholarship can be hard to come by.

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Recent College Planning Testimonials

After 2 years at Montana State University, my college savings ran out and I was sure I would have to take out private loans to pay for school.

My mom called Bay College Planners and thanks to Gerna and the team, I now have all my tuition paid and then some...

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The Tylenol Scholarship Program

The Tylenol scholarship program helps students who are pursuing careers in the healthcare, life sciences, or related fields, manage the rising costs of education.

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Recruiting Steps for the High School Senior Athlete

College recruiting activities for senior year for every student athlete will be focused primarily on applications, visits, and financial aid. But what else you do will depend on how much recruiting attention you have received.

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Is Home-schooling an option for Bay Area Children

Due to the questionable state of our nations public school systems and the current strains placed upon our countries current economy a growing number of families are deciding to educate their children at home.

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UPromise Credit Card Rewards Program

Upromise, Inc. is an American corporation launched in April 2001. Upromise is the largest private source of college funding contributions in the United States. To date, Upromise and its partners have contributed $450 million to their members' Upromise college savings accounts.

UPromiseMembers receive contributions when making everyday purchases of products and services at more than 21,000 grocery and drug stores, 14,000 gas stations, 8,000 restaurant, as well as thousands of retail stores, and more than 600 online shopping sites. Upromise partners include CVS/pharmacy, Citicorp, ExxonMobil Corporation, Bed Bath & Beyond, McDonalds, JCPenney, LandsEnd, Sears, iTunes, and hundreds of others. In addition Upromise college savings rewards can be used to help pay down eligible student loans.

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Are there College Jobs Available for Students?

You’ve finally been accepted to the college or university of your choice. Now all you have to do is find a job to be able to stay at school. Most colleges and universities know that the normal average student will have to have a job while they are in school.

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How to Pay for College and Obama's Stimulus Budget Plan

Many California parents have witnessed their 529 college funds, stocks, mutual funds and savings portfolios greatly reduced within the last few weeks. A growing number of California San Francisco Bay Area parents have lost their jobs due to the current Wall Street demise.

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College Planners Student Admissions Consulting Services

ApplyWise is the first of its kind: a nationally recognized online college admissions counseling program that provides college-bound Juniors and Seniors with the online college consultant guidance and specific tools needed to navigate successfully through the college admissions process.

“This is the first endorsement I have made of a product in the admissions field, other than a book. It gives good advice and teaches students to think for themselves, rather than provide simple answers...

"I urge you to consider ApplyWise on its merits, as I have done.” 

Jon Reider 
Guidance Counselor and former Senior Admissions Officer at Stanford University   
Bay Area Applywise

Bay Area Free College Planners Workshop Updates

We cater to groups, companies and organizations and will customize a "FREE" workshop especially for your group.

Get More College Planning Specialists Workshop Information Here

More dates, times and locations are coming in every week.

Prior registration required for all workshops and teleseminars

California San Francisco Bay Area College Planning Specialists are here to make parents feel confident that their student has an attainable plan to get into a college program of your choice comfortably. 

You deserve the piece of mind that comes from working with a trusted Certified Advisor. Take charge of your financial future by working with a Bay Area College Planning Specialists Network Certified Advisor to develop your personal plan to pay for college without going broke.   


  Phone 510-686-7979                                               Fax 510-405-8880

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