Over 600 Independent college planners from 10 different regions completed an annual survey to shed light on local, regional, and national pricing strategies. College Placement Consulting's mission is to leverage data, technology, and resources to deliver 5-star service at an affordable price point for most families - and pro-bono for families with demonstrated need. Here we go, let's look at how we stack up.
What is the national average priced package?
Across 10 regions, the average package price is $5,255, about double the cost of CPC's program cost of $2,460. Our program begins as early as the second-semester sophomore year and provides guidance fully through Senior application decisions.
Do planners support students from multiple regions?
Only 22% of planners serviced students nationally. CPC supports students from 50 different schools and over 10 states. National representation allows us to understand all the markets to which a student might apply, regardless of their home base.
Experience - CPC has been helping families with the college planning process for over 20 years. We also manage over 100 students which provide depth to our experience. Only 34% of responding planners have been in business for 10+ years and only 4% have experience in managing over 100 students.
How to pay - Amazing that less than 50% of college planners accept credit cards. CPC is much more flexible.
Not only can clients pay with any format that is convenient for them, we also offer payment plan options at no additional finance charge. Our goal is to meet every family where they in their budget so we can help.
Pricing increases? Although 69% of college planners reported raising their prices over the past 12 months, we have maintained a steady price point and even added services such as more writing coaching reviews and the Polygence Pathfinders program (a $599 value) at no additional cost to our families.
Our program is designed to be efficient, customized, and affordable to every family interested in helping their student build confidence and expand options during the college planning process. Grab a chat here!