Resources for college search or planning guidance
Whether you are a independent educational consultant, a financial planner, a high school counselor, or even a community advocate for college access, you probably run into situations every day where you could use more in-depth information. Here are a few resources where you can find different ways to educate yourself and build your own confidence in what you know about all the critical details about planning for, searching for, and paying for college.
In addition to providing comprehensive guidance for students and families, Simplicollege can also be a wonderful go-to resource for anyone charged with helping students and families through the process. If you ever get a random question that makes you think twice . . . Simplicollege pulls together a lot of information all in one place.
The American Institute of Certified College Financial Consultants provides educational resources about the financial aspects of educational planning and funding. Financial professionals with adequate education and professional experience can become Certified College Financial Consultants (CCFCs) after successfully passing the AICCFC Education Course and completing the final proctored interview examination. Click here to be directed to the CCFC Designation Program application. The AICCFC Education Course is available for purchase separate from the designation for those involved in college admissions advising.
Leave it to one of the smartest folks in the college planning world, Michelle Kretschmar at DIY College Rankings, to write up a blog post about all the different educational resources for folks who are looking for courses and certificates that improve their knowledge. Check out this link to get her free e-book here or her blog post about all of these free FAFSA assistance resources here. Tons of interesting info.