Your College Planning Coach

Your College Planning Coach


I attended your session with Road2College regarding FASFA and completing the form. I have a question that I did not ask at the time. For question 89,do parents include the value of all 529 accounts for all children in the household other than the Student applying at this time (Ie - siblings)
If you have pre-college age children, but the younger the better - you want to speak with Luanne! She is so helpful and knowledgeable and wants YOU to be able to help your kids go to college! She has some of the most interesting learning tools and can help even 7 year olds receive grant money!

Making College More Affordable The cost of a college education has skyrocketed and as a result, most families with college-bound students feel completely overwhelmed.

Families are often unprepared emotionally or financially for the major life transition of sending their child to college. As a Late Stage College Planning Specialist, I help high school students find their passion in career and college selection to find the best fit colleges for career choice, major, and best suited for their academic level and affordability. I help parents reduce their out of pocket costs and increase their Financial Aid Eligibility, no matter what their income level! My ultimate goal is to eliminate the stress and confusion of getting into and paying for college so you and your student can have an enjoyable last year of high school. I help you clearly understand your options, provide the keys to making college more affordable, dispels the myths surrounding aid qualification, and arm you with the best practices for success. Your College Planning Coach...Making College Affordable One Family at a Time!

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For all of the students worried their GPA, SAT/ACT scores, extra-curricular activities aren't as good as their buddies who are already bragging about acceptances...there is a place for everyone!

Colleges Slash Budgets in the Pandemic, With ‘Nothing Off-Limits’

This is a good time to pay close attention to your college choices! Liberal arts departments, graduate student aid and even tenured teaching positions are targets as the coronavirus causes shortfalls.

Going Gainesville

"The solution to the student debt crisis is education."

Hello- I'm Luanne Lee, Your College Planning Coach, and I'm here to help you save time & money as your children approach their college years!

I guide families through managing their financial approach as it relates to college expenses. You won’t need to build a complex spreadsheet and hope you have all the right information, it’s all done for you with up to date college data!

Our Pay-For-Ed College Financial Software is your customized solution for every step - from selecting a college, analyze your financial aid awards and know your long term payment options - before your student falls in love with an unaffordable college!

Don’t just focus on the 1st year, make sure you understand the cost for all 4 years!

Interested in more information? Book your FREE 30-min consult call here ------>

Virginia Tech Cybersecurity Bootcamp

Virginia Tech Cyber Security Bootcamp. An incredible opportunity to learn a new and in demand job skill! Through the Virginia Tech Cyber Bootcamp powered by Fullstack, you’ll go from novice to cybersecurity professional in just 26 weeks part-time.

What happens to a student loan if you drop out?

Do you understand your responsibilities if you decide to take a year off or stop attending college? Taking a break from college? Then pay attention to student loans, as lenders will be paying attention to borrowers.

College is Coming, Are You Ready?

Join me on Tuesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM EST! Find out how to have a STRESS FREE College Planning Experience! Perfect for parents with HS 9th-11th grade students! Online with Zoom from the comfort of your living room! Please share! College or Retirement...You Don't Have to Choose!

If you are in business and sales this is a great positive mindset boost 5 mornings a week!

Homeless college students in California brace for more uncertainty

Homeless and college students shouldn't be in the same sentence! When students realize that moving back home with family or friends is not an option, campus resources become lifeboats. Learning to tap into those resources by any means available becomes a crucial life skill for such students.

Join me this evening at 7:00 PM EST as we make the filing of the CSS Profile not so intimidating! We will be done before the debate starts!

Have Faith!

The 2021-22 FAFSA is now live! Did you realize you DON'T need to file it today? Join us this evening for a free step by step walkthrough so you can file with confidence without the common mistakes that cost families lost grants or aid!!

8:30 PM EST. Please share!

UC eliminates use of SAT/ACT scores in 2020-2021 admissions cycle The University of California (UC) eliminated consideration of SAT and ACT scores in admissions and scholarship decisions.

Join us as we take the mystery and confusion out of filing the 2021-22 FAFSA! Thursday, Oct 1st, 8:30 PM

How to Predict Merit Aid in a Strange College Application Season

Looking for merit scholarships for 2021-22? Students may have no test scores, altered grades and compromised extracurricular activities. So how will colleges dole out the discounts?

HHS senior named National Merit semifinalist, earns top ACT score

Good luck young man! Andrew Duke SubmittedEVANSTON, Ill. — Officials of National Merit Scho

Students are traveling thousands of miles to take SAT amid COVID-19 cancellations

How far has your student traveled to take an SAT or ACT this year? As SAT and ACT exams are canceled across the country — or full due to limited seating — high-school seniors are traveling thousands of miles to take the college admissions tests.

Live Coronavirus Updates: Here’s the Latest

Latest College Coronavirus Updates The fall semester has begun, and Covid-19 is surging. The Chronicle is tracking developments across higher ed here. Read on for daily live updates and information.

These Colleges Are Winning the Fight Against Covid-19 — at Least for Now

Another checkpoint in choosing a college is how they are handling the current pandemic. “Massive testing,” campus buy-in, and a quick response to outbreaks have helped some institutions keep their case numbers low.

Live Coronavirus Updates: Here’s the Latest

Updates on JMU, Northeastern's decision on 11 suspended students, student survey on COVID! The fall semester has begun, and Covid-19 is surging. The Chronicle is tracking developments across higher ed here. Read on for daily live updates and information.

What College Admissions Offices Really Want

What college admissions are really looking for! Elite schools say they’re looking for academic excellence and diversity. But their thirst for tuition revenue means that wealth trumps all.

Virginia college leaders expect online classes to continue at least through the spring semester

Is your student on campus or at home? Life as it currently exists on college campuses, with online classes and distancing measures, is expected to continue into the spring 2021 semester.

'It's a bummer': college students share what returning to campus is like right now

What students are saying about being on campus right now? "It's a bummer!" CNBC Make It spoke with college students about what starting the academic year during Covid-19 is like right now.

The ACT Test Rescheduled Test Centers

Scheduled to take the ACT this weekend?? Check this list to see if your ACT exam location has been canceled for September. FYI local Fauquier HS has been canceled for this Saturday :(
DON'T GIVE UP! You still want ACT or SAT scores if you are looking for Merit Awards! Find out if your ACT test center was rescheduled due to bad weather or unforeseen circumstances.

College Financial Aid: What Parents and Students Need to Know Starting Oct. 1

Now is a good time to be proactive with collecting documents for financial aid appeals if you experienced income due to the COVID shutdown. Special attention for the 2021-22 school year will be given to appeals based on income reductions due to Covid-19.

William & Mary eliminates 7 sports to fix budget issues after “thoughtful, intense deliberative process,” athletic director says

Unfortunately, there will be a lot of cuts to staff, academics and athletics this year at many colleges. William & Mary cuts seven of its 23 varsity sports in order to fix athletic department deficits of more than $3 million annually.

JMU shifting to online classes, asking students to leave campus after 500 coronavirus cases

Do you know what your school refund policy for room and board will be if your student is sent home due to COVID outbreaks? James Madison University is reversing course on in-person classes after recording 500 cases of COVID-19.

Common App CEO: Here's how to talk about the pandemic on your college applications

If you have had a life changing experience due to COVID you have space on the Common App to share. "We added a space on the application where students can talk about both the personal and educational impact that Covid-19 had had on them," says Common App CEO Jenny Rickard.

Federal Student Loan Payments Officially Suspended Until 2021: 0% Interest, No Collections, And Nonpayments Count Toward Forgiveness

No payments and 0% interest accrual continues through December 31st on all Federal Student loans! Secretary DeVos announced that federally held student loan payments suspended until 2021, and interest set to 0%.

Division II to resume normal recruiting calendars Sept. 1

Great news! The Division II Administrative Committee on Friday decided the division’s quiet recruiting period will end Aug. 31.

University of Maryland Joins Common Application for 2020-2021

Virginia Tech and now UMD add the Common App! Additional application option increases access and equity for prospective students

How The Coronavirus Has Upended College Admissions

Colleges are in just as much turmoil as the 2021-22 applicants are! Because of the pandemic, many students will be applying without standardized test scores and several other metrics selective schools have long relied on to make admissions decisions.

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Warrenton, 20186

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