Student Positioning is a comprehensive “College Fit” program that has helped thousands of clients for over two decades. Our proprietary system is designed to help students thrive at college and set them up for lifelong success. We help families identify colleges that fit their children academically, socially and financially.
Academic: We help you understand your student’s potential for obtaining admission into a college based upon the student’s academic background and the school’s historical admissions data. We also provide where your student will rank historically in the university class.
Social: We want students to have a wonderful college experience in which they explore, learn and grow and create lifelong friendships. Therefore, we provide you with a wide array of information to help you assess the social environment: campus location, size, athletic programs, extracurricular activities, number of student organizations, on-campus living and student diversity.
Financial: We help you choose the best university for your student and potentially save you thousands annually. The amount of financial support varies significantly by college. Therefore, some schools with higher tuition fees may actually be more affordable. We help you identify "best fit” schools that also provide strong financial support.
Guidance on selection of major
Guidance on selection of colleges
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculation
Filing of Financial Forms
Student Positioning offers completion of these financial forms.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): The FAFSA is required for every college-bound student, even if the student will not receive need-based assistance. This form must be completed to qualify for federal aid, most state programs, and is often required for institutional merit-based aid.
College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile: Registration and completion of this form is required by certain colleges for financial aid consideration. This form is more challenging to complete than the FAFSA.
Institutional Financial Aid: Some schools have their own need-based financial forms that are as important as FAFSA and the CSS Profile. We complete and provide these forms to the client family. It is the responsibility of the family to review, sign and mail the completed forms to the colleges. This service does not include scholarship applications.
Financial Awards Analysis
Upon receiving your financial package from a university, you will want to understand whether you received a reasonable package and whether or not to appeal.
We provide an assessment of the strength of your financial award and provide guidance on whether to appeal. If you choose to appeal, we will then draft the appeal letters for submission to the university.
Our service includes:
Analysis of financial award compared to the college historical averages
Recommendation on whether to appeal
Drafting of appeal letters, as appropriate