College Planning South Bay, Educates Parents About College Planning

Top Quote Certified College Planner Angelica Jones, whose company College Planning South Bay ( ) helps students and parents with each aspect of the college planning process, understands the anxiety associated with applying to college. It is a complicated process that demands planning, focus and the successful execution of a plan. End Quote
  • Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV (1888PressRelease) March 18, 2013 - Certified College Planner Angelica Jones ( ) empowers parents with college-aged students to create a plan for the application process and to find the student aid that will secure their child a spot on the roster of the school of their choice. Jones knows that the process of applying to college can be confusing, intimidating and overwhelming.

    "The college planning and application process can certainly be daunting for even the most organized person," noted Jones. "We find that many people start late in the process and because of that are harried by everything they have to do. The first thing I tell people is 'give yourself time.' Those who start visiting schools when their kids are juniors are less frenzied than those who wait until the start of their senior year. The same is true for the application process. Starting early gives you the time you need to complete the process of applying successfully."

    According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, in 2007 there were 18.2 million students enrolled in college. A majority of students receive financial aid of some sort. Grants were awarded to 51.7%, while 38.5% took out student loans to help pay for college. The average amount of financial aid for grants was $9,100 and student loans averaged $4,900 annually.

    "Of the close to 18.5 million students who attend college each year, 65.6%, or about 12.3 million, receive some form of financial aid," said Jones. "Many of those people who eventually got financial aid worked with a college planner who guided them through the process, helping them find pockets of money about which they may have been unaware. Many people don't understand that they can qualify for aid even if they do make a substantial amount of money. That's because it's not just how much you make that determines how much aid you can receive."

    College Planning South Bay offers free planning workshops and a free consultation as well as fee-based services for students and parents focusing on the entire college planning process. They have qualified counselors and aid officers ready to work with students and families.

    College Planning South Bay, which is affiliated with 123College, Inc., can be found online at

    To make an appointment for a free consultation go to They may also be contacted by calling (310) 265-4418 or by Fax at (424) 206-9285
    Email: info ( @ ) collegeplanningsouthbay dot com dot
    College Planning South Bay is located at 609 Deep Valley Dr., Suite 200, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

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