College Smart's expertise and guidance is from a proven consumer perspective on the college industry. We help your family reduce your stress in the college journey. Everything we do is to help you with strategies that lower your cost.
I have learned that for just about any college goal or need we can provide guidance on an approach that will greatly increase your chances of minimizing your cost over time. I have also learned that in a college advisory role not everyone follows my advice! Sometimes families have other intangible needs to satisfy and their decisions will result in higher costs for their degree goal.
That's why my guarantee is about the kinds of information and tools we provide to help families come to the decisions they need to make. I respect each family's decision for the college-related choices that are right for them.
If you are not satisfied towards the services to our mutually agreed objectives, I provide every client with the following remedy:
- Share your concerns with me right away. I am committed to listen carefully and will work to resolve them.
- If I am unable to resolve your concerns, you have a right to cancel our engagement and apply the full value toward another College Smart service or request a cash refund for those services we are unable to resolve to your satisfaction.
Disclaimers and Terms
Request for credit or refunds are subject to the following disclaimers:
What Clients Are Saying
| “…without your involvement, we never would have thought to approach the college directly…. We got the documentation together to obtain residency, created letters to send and were granted residency which translated to $20,000 in savings. |
THEN we went back and said, 'don’t take away her out-of-state scholarship just because she is now a resident' and got OSU to maintain the $7,000 scholarship".
| "We would like to express our appreciation for the service that our daughter received.|
She is our first child to go through the college application process, and it was very intimidating for our whole family. You were able to create a clear, understandable path for our daughter.
As a result of all of this hard work, our daughter was offered three presidential scholarships at various colleges, including a full tuition scholarship to a private college.
Thanks again, and we look forward to working with you on our son's upcoming college search."
|"HWS presented an above average financial aid award, however, it included some work study. With your guidance, I went back and asked that the work study be converted to either grant or scholarship to relieve the financial burden while allowing my daughter to focus on academics. |
They came back with the conversion AND continued to keep her eligible for an equal amount of money through work study."