Making the overwhelming easier!

College Planning 101 Services

Our goal at College Planning 101 is to make the overwhelming college admission and financial aid process easier for you and your student. We have the best tools and technology to help your student find the right academic and social fit that’s within your family’s budget.

Our services include helping families and students with:

  • Career Assessments and Evaluation of Student Needs
  • College List Development to Meet Parent & Student Parameters
  • Customized College Funding Planning Reports
  • Reviewing College Applications and Essays
  • Filing Financial Aid forms; FAFSA and/or CSS Profile
  • Confirming the Accuracy of Financial Aid Awards & Direct Negotiations
  • Proving Counseling Session and Direction on Private Loans
  • Conducting SAT/ACT Diagnostic Tests
Teaching students

College Application & Essay Assistance

College Planning 101 ensures that students are well prepared to meet application deadlines and include exactly what colleges are looking for in their essays.

College Financial Planning

We help parents and students understand how much they can afford, and how to make college affordable, by positioning students to receive merit-based scholarships and, if applicable, the family for need-based money.

SAT & ACT Diagnostic Testing

The SAT/ACT Diagnostic was designed to help college-bound students identify which test they are more likely to score higher on.

High School Student Positioning

Our Student Positioning Program is designed to help high school students find colleges based on social, academic, and financial compatibility.

College Transfer Student Positioning

We thoroughly understand the college transfer process and use our Student Positioning Program to help transfer students find colleges that are the right social, academic, and financial fit.

Homeschooled Student Positioning

We navigate the college application and admission rules and compliance procedures so that your homeschooled student gets into their preferred colleges.

Vocational Student Positioning

Navigating your post-high school educational options may seem like a daunting task. Especially if you do not know what you want to do, but you know that a 4-year college is not for you!

IEP/Disabled Student Positioning

We understand the unique needs of students with Individual Education Plans and those with Disabilities. We adapt our proven Student Positioning Program to identify the perfect fit for all of the student's needs.
Learn what College Planning 101 can do for your family.

Having College Planning 101 as an asset through our school search has been nothing but amazing. Thanks to Stephanie and her coworkers, what should've been the most stressful and nerve racking part of growing up became a walk in the park. Sure, we had to play our part, but every step of the way and every question, no matter how simple, she was there. From the bottom of our hearts we really cannot thank them enough, and without a doubt recommend their services.

Karen Salvatore

We started with the College Planning 101 staff in 2014 with my daughter being a Junior in High School. In every aspect that she needed guidance and help each one of them was there for her. It made things less stressful for us. As my daughter had questions throughout college and literally after getting her masters degree the team has still been there for her! Thank you College Planning 101 for being so professional, patient, courteous and also still there for her!!!

Paula Ciccone

Stephanie has taken so much of the stress out of the process of not only finding and applying to colleges, but also figuring out payment and scholarship options. Without her help my dad and I would've been completely lost. Not only did she provide guidance before I even began applying to colleges, she also continues to be of aid every year when it came time to fill out the FAFSA and apply for financial aid. She quite literally has helped my dad and I save thousands of dollars throughout the entire process in realistic and doable ways. Paying for college can be extremely stressful, Stephanie has absolutely helped in making it less so.

Molly Litton