College Planning Doesn't Have to be Overwhelming

This workshop is absolutely free and we will discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive. 

Even if your family is not eligible for need-based aid, we will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost efficient basis — without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances.

Chris Gray 
College Planning Professional

Why Work with Chris?

Graduating college marked a pivotal achievement for me. Facing challenges early on due to family circumstances, I navigated the city alone while my mom cared for a sick relative. Motivated to support myself, I pursued higher education over nine years, alternating between studies and work, skillfully utilizing grants and aid to sustain myself. Believing in the purpose behind life’s twists, my college journey uniquely prepared me for my current role. Now, I assist families in accessing vital financial aid, a service crucial in these difficult times. Our successful community-oriented firm stands as a testament to this endeavor. In essence, my college experience remains the foundation of my accomplishments, forever cherished and valued.

What We'll Cover

This workshop is completely free and designed for parents with middle school and high school students. Our focus will be on the FAFSA form and the essential details to grasp, ensuring you can optimize your potential for receiving financial aid. Whether or not your family qualifies for need-based aid, we’ll also explore optimal approaches to college payment that minimize financial burden and maintain your overall fiscal well-being.

In this class, you will learn:

  • How to pick colleges that will give you the best financial aid packages.
  • How to send your child to an expensive private university for LESS than a state school.
  • Which assets are taken into consideration when the U.S. Department of
    Education calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  • How to pay for college in a failing economy without relying on 529 plans, expensive private student loans, or raiding your retirement accounts.
  • How to get ahead by developing a customized plan to meet all the college costs you will incur as a family.
  • How to lower your “out-of-pocket” costs and get the maximum amount of money from each school.

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We will cover the best strategies on how to pay for college in the most cost-efficient basis—without it putting a strain on the rest of your finances. We will also discuss the FAFSA form and all the other information you need to understand, in order to maximize the amount of financial aid you are eligible to receive!

Hi. I'm Chris!

Graduating from college was probably the most important accomplishment thus far in my life. When I graduated from high school, my mom had to return to Montana (where we’re from) to be with my grandma who had been diagnosed with cancer. That left me alone in the big city to figure things out for myself.

I quickly realized that I’d better get into college and figure out a way to pay my bills. To make a long and arduous story short, I went to college off and on for nine years, taking time off to work in the summer and fall quarters, and then returning to school for winter and spring. The whole time I was collecting financial aid in the form of grants and free money. Unsurprisingly, after nine years, I became very proficient at filling out the FAFSA and getting as much aid as I could in order to support myself.

I’m the type of person who believes that everything happens for a reason. You may not be able to see why at first, but as time goes on you begin to see the purpose of things from your past. My time in college and my struggle to find financial aid was the perfect training for what I do now. We help families legally and ethically position themselves to get as much financial aid as possible. In these tough economic times, this has been a valuable resource for families. Our firm has done very well in serving our community and we are very proud of that fact.

In closing, my point is this – without college, none of my success would have been possible. I will forever love my time in college and be thankful for the opportunity.

Webinar Schedule


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Bring a pen and paper to take notes. You will be able to ask live questions in the chat as well, so be prepared with questions you might have for Chris. 

Kind Words from Relieved Parents

Timothy Desmond

Portland, OR


“I strongly recommend everyone attend!! The 1 hour is sooo worth it. Chances are you will walk away learning useful info you never knew.”

Erica Matthews

Seattle, WA


“I am currently working with Chris and his team and cannot express how incredible his service is. His professional staff provides a wealth of knowledge and experience. He was there every step of the way!”

Lynn Marco

Boise, ID


“Information was clear, easy to understand and straight forward. Excellent presentation – no hidden agendas.”

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Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the questions that families like yours ask me all the time. You’re not alone… 

We’re here to help families. Our extensive experience, research, and resources enable us to provide expert assistance, saving you time and energy while ensuring peace of mind in navigating the complex education and financial landscape.

It’s a common misconception to think that colleges will help you minimize expenses. Their main goal is to maximize their revenue by getting students to pay as much as possible for the college experience. They may offer financial aid awards, but if it requires you to take on significant debt, that’s as far as their assistance goes. They prioritize enrollment and tuition dollars over helping you find ways to reduce college costs. Comparing it to seeking help from the IRS to lower your taxes, going to the financial aid office for assistance with college expenses can be equally frustrating.

Certainly, you can handle things yourself, but working with us offers valuable expertise to avoid costly mistakes in the college application process, which can save you significant expenses in the long run.

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