The following are questions we often receive about LFE’s unique new College Planning System. Click on the white box below the question to view the answer.
How is the CAP System different from other college planning tools?
The focus of most College Planning tools is: College. Which one, and how to obtain the best price and the maximum amount of Financial Aid.
While CAP provides access to many of the same tools, its primary objectives are to educate families on:
1) The latest post-COVID college traps to avoid 2) Essential questions millions fail to ask 3) ‘Insider secrets’ colleges don’t want you to know 4) Your personal college ROI: What if the numbers don’t work? 5) Exciting new alternatives when a 4-year college is not the best solution 6) Strategies to prevent mistakes that add tens of thousands to the cost of college 7) The ultimate goal: A great job offer!
Who can benefit from the CAP System?
This ‘late stage’ College Planning System will benefit anyone – or those with a family member – who may be considering college within the next 36 months.
When is the best time to complete the CAP System?
PRIOR to college visits, comparing Financial Aid packages, registering for a school … and definitely before completing FAFSA. Over 70% of CAP users change direction or switch colleges after creating their own College Action Plan.
What are benefits of CAP’s '12-Point Guide' for Parents?
This essential process helps parents learn how to avoid the latest traps, discuss financial expectations with students, take the ‘emotions’ out of College Planning, minimize future debt obligations, and protect their retirement security.
What are benefits of CAP’s 5-Step ‘College Action Plan’ for Students?
As student complete their own College Action Plan, they’ll learn specific strategies to prevent costly mistakes, save thousands, and graduate quicker … with less student loan debt! Their Plan also becomes a guide throughout their academic life to be better prepared for a great job offer upon graduation.
How much time does it take?
The 12-Point Guide for Parents: These critical ‘What If’ questions generally only take one to two hours to evaluate and answer.
The College Action Plan: Students are able to complete their own Plan for their academic and career success in roughly 5 to 15 hours.
Does the CAP System include one-on-one help or coaching?
No. CAP is a turn-key digital 5-Step System: The first step in your College Planning journey. As an educational development firm, the LFE Institute does not provide one-on-one coaching.
Is this a monthly subscription or one-time fee?
It’s an annual subscription that gives you access, news, and updates for 12 months.
Will I be charged automatically after 12 months if I don’t cancel?
No. You will be asked if you want to re-subscribe after one year if you want to stay current on all the latest trends and traps as you or your student prepares for a rewarding career upon graduation.
Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
Absolutely. You have 48 hours to cancel your Subscription for a full refund.
New College Related Trends
50 & Older: The 2nd fastest growing age group for student loan debt – Department of Education
60 & Older: #1 fastest growing age group for student debt – Grew by 33% in 2020! – Fidelity
Students with no College Plan spend up to 3.5 times more for college – Sallie Mae
60% of grads take 6 years or more to complete a 4-year degree – Department of Education
Students are training for jobs that no longer exist – NBC News
41% of recent pre-COVID college grads work in jobs that don’t require a degree – Federal Reserve
500,000 students have worthless credits & degrees from colleges that closed over the past 5 years – AACRAO
4.6 million families walk away from free college money every year – Forbes