CASE STUDY - We have a great student, but there is no way we can afford the college he wants at $70,000 per year.

The Bello Family

We met the Bello Family last Fall and they just could not fathom the exorbitant costs of the colleges that their son, William, was visiting. The Bello's were first generation immigrants and they felt they were very unprepared to navigate the college planning process. We assured them that we would find amazing colleges at prices that they should be able to afford. Despite their fears and skepticism, they took a chance on us. Here are the results:

William (2018 Grad) - 3.89 GPA / 30 ACT Score

$100,959- Adjusted Gross Income

$20,000 - Savings

Final EFC - $11,711

Results

UNC Chapel Hill

$46,128- Cost of Attendance

$39,107- Grants / Scholarships

$7021 - True Cost

Santa Clara

$66,801 - Cost of Attendance

$51,079 - Grants / Scholarships

$15,722 - True Cost

Vanderbilt University

$66,871  - Cost of Attendance

$55,056- Grants / Scholarships

$11,815- True Cost


Bello College Savings

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