CASE STUDY - "Are YOU TELLING ME WE CAN GO TO AN EXPENSIVE PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR THE SAME OR LESS COST THAN AN IN-STATE PUBLIC SCHOOL? SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!"

The Cruz Family

We met the Cruz Family in late 2014. Aaron, their son, wanted to major in engineering but had his sites set on a few colleges that Mom and Dad just "didn't think were going to happen" because they were just too expensive. Mom and Dad were skeptical but made the decision to bring us on board. We showed them how our selection strategy and financial strategy could elevate and position Aaron in front of the best fit colleges possible. Did it work? We'll let you decide.

Aaron Cruz (2016 Grad) - 3.8 GPA / 31 ACT Score

$103,911 - Adjusted Gross Income

$1000 - Savings

Final EFC - $18,358

Results

Santa Clara University

$63,648 - Cost of Attendance

$47,112 - Grants / Scholarships

$16,536 - True Cost

Case Western Reserve

$63,969 - Cost of Attendance

$29,160 - Grants / Scholarships

$34,809  - True Cost

University of Miami

$64,672- Cost of Attendance

$21,900 - Grants / Scholarships

$42,772- True Cost

UNC - Chapel Hill

$51,466- Cost of Attendance

$31,265 - Grants and Scholarships

$20,201 - True Cost

Emory Univeristy

$65,080- Cost of Attendance

$44,365 - Grants and Scholarships

$20,715- True Cost


Cruz College Savings

True cost reflects out-of-pocket cost without student loans.