College Planning Guide

College Planning Guide

Your essential guide to college planning

Trying to plan for college but don't know where to begin?

You're in the right place...

Begin to draft your child's college blueprint today, for absolutely free!

Before creating your child’s college blueprint, it’s crucial to first understand the fundamental building blocks of college planning. That’s why we offer the College Planning Guide - to provide you with the insight necessary to begin mapping out your child’s financial, academic, and professional goals.

Each lesson covers important topics, some of which you may have heard of, and many you probably never have. The importance of this resource is why we offer it, absolutely FREE.

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Financial Pillar


  • Financial Planning
  • Scholarships
  • FAFSA Guidance
  • More Financial Pillar Resources

Academic Pillar


  • Standardized Test Prep
  • High School Resume
  • College Selection
  • More Academic Pillar Resources

Career Readiness Pillar


  • Career Opportunities
  • Career Path Selection
  • Starter Jobs & Internships
  • More Career Readiness Resources

Your Next Steps (and a 🎁 for You)...

  • College Planning Blueprints

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.