College Planning 101

College Planning 101

This two hour course offers real world strategies and methods designed for those who are saving money for college. This course is designed to take the confusion out of college planning and provide you with proven tips and strategies that will not only help make college affordable but may also allow you to qualify for financial aid that you may not have qualified for otherwise. This course will show you how to properly save money in a manner that does not have to be reported on a FAFSA application. Upon completion you will know everything there is to know about saving for and preparing for college, whether it is for you or a child.  

What You Will Learn

  • The cost of college today
  • How to create and maintain a savings blueprint
  • How to set obtainable goals for college saving
  • How to find and qualify for financial aid, grants, and loans regardless of your income or net worth
  • Identifying the different savings options available 
  • How to determine which savings option is best for you


All course attendees will automatically receive a FREE Membership to the American Financial Education Alliance (AFEA) where you will gain 24/7 access to the following:

  • A Personal Dashboard– multiple financial tools at your fingertips
  • Personal Calendar- schedule of upcoming AFEA events & classes
  • 32 Financial Calculators- Social Security benefits estimator, Roth IRA calculator, 15/30 year mortgage comparison calculator, home budget calculator and many more.
  • Training Videos- AFEA On-Demand brings you financial training videos that you can watch at your leisure, reinforcing the topics and strategies taught in the class
  • Free Personal Financial Coaching- direct access to a Personal Financial Coach via Direct Messaging for financial questions and concerns
  • AFEA’s E-newsletter – up-to-date financial news, tips and advice to keep you on the road to financial success
  • Free Downloads of Popular Periodicals & Reports-
    • Earnst & Young LLP: Retirement Vulnerability of New Retirees
    • Rex Voegtlin: The Top Social Security Misconceptions
    • The Wharton School of Business: Retirement Security and the Financial and Economic Crisis
    • Putnam Institute: Optimal Asset Allocation in Retirement
    • Center for Retirement Research as Boston College: The Social Security Claiming Guide

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals and couples wanting to gain more knowledge and training on how to properly plan and save for college
  • People who simply want to better understand how to make college more affordable 
  • Anyone who is not 100% sure how to qualify for financial aid

Information and Legal Disclosure about AFEA

AFEA, The American Financial Education Alliance, is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization that provides educational workshops and classes in businesses and universities nationwide. Our Instructors are licensed and trained financial professionals with a minimum of five (5) years of real world experience in their field. They have been required to pass a series of training sessions on how to properly educate in a not for profit setting before becoming a Personal Financial Coach and Instructor with AFEA. AFEA courses and workshops do not promote or endorse any specific products or companies and no selling is allowed. AFEA educational workshops and courses are for general education only and are not intended to be construed as Investment, Tax, Legal or Financial Advice. Attendees should seek the assistance of a professional familiar with the course prior to implementing any of the ideas and strategies taught or discussed in the course.

Hypothetical and/or actual historical returns contained in this presentation are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be an offer, solicitation, or recommendation. Rates of return are not guaranteed and are for illustrative purposes only.

Projected rates do not reflect the actual or expected performance within any example or financial product. Past performance does not guarantee future results.


How Would You Like To Join?

Course Instructor OR Personal Financial Coach

General Membership OR Student Registration

Employer OR Organization

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