College Planning Starter Course

College Planning Starter Course

Getting you started on your College Planning journey...

Curriculum

Welcome to the College Planning Starter Course!

04:27

  • How to navigate this course
  • An Introduction to the Starter Course by Andy Hickman
  • Before we begin...

COA or Cost of Attendance

04:45

  • COA or Cost of Attendance

Aggregation & The 4-Year Forecast

04:54

  • Aggregation & The 4-Year Forecast

EFC or Expected Family Contribution

04:37

  • EFC or Expected Family Contribution

EFC Optimization

05:16

  • EFC Optimization

Financial Aid Eligibility

04:49

  • Financial Aid Eligibility

Graduation Rate

04:49

  • Graduation Rate

College Visits

04:33

  • College Visits

Initial College Selection

05:03

  • Initial College Selection

Career Evaluation

04:32

  • Career Evaluation

Financial Aid Award Appeals

04:41

  • Financial Aid Award Appeals

Maximizing Admissions and Awards

03:55

  • Maximizing Admissions and Awards

Improving ACT & SAT Test Scores

04:06

  • Improved ACT & SAT Test Scores

Scholarships

04:36

  • Scholarships

The Importance of Essays

04:18

  • The Importance of Essays

What, When, & How

05:11

  • What, When, & How

Your Next Steps...

  • College Planning Timelines
  • Before you go...

Your Investment

About Your Instructor

Andy Hickman

Andy Hickman

Online College Planning Co-Founder

Andy Hickman, Principal of Cumulus College Quest and College Quest Navigator and Cumulus College Planning has held numerous upper management positions at some of the most well-known banks, insurance and financial institutions in the country over the past 30 years and has spent the better part of the 2000’s becoming an expert in merging the goal of a successful retirement for parents with that of providing a college education for the children.

In their quest to provide an uncompromising approach to college planning, Andy and business partner, Todd M. Kelly, provide training to financial professionals nationally on the topic of college planning, including a 40-hour course approved by the CFP® Board (Certified Financial Professionals). Andy has also been interviewed and published in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Cincinnati Enquirer and has been credited in articles reposted to a number of Insurance and Financial websites.

ahickman@onlinecollegeplanning.com

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