New Company Reveals Innovative Ways Families Can Secure Money for their College-Bound Kids

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Nearly half of qualified high school grads won't attend college this fall due to cost. California-based All in Education shows families that even though tuition costs are rising, a college education is still within reach.

We want to work with students and help them not only navigate the process, but get the financial resources they need

Katy Lander was like most high school students--she wanted to go to college but didn't know how to pay for it. Through in-depth research, countless phone calls and stacks of scholarship applications she was able to secure more than $80,000 for her education. And she's still going. "All of it was free money that I was able to pay for college with," explains Lander in a recent radio interview. "That money paid for four years of private education and is currently paying for my graduate school." Now Lander, along with business partner and financial expert Kyle Shelley launched All In Education in order to help other students earn degrees debt-free.

The current money catastrophe college graduates are facing eerily mimics the mortgage crisis--many students secured massive loans without any thought into post-graduation income levels, leaving them with inflated loan payments they can't afford. Other students avoided college altogether because of their inability to pay high tuition costs. Here are some recent statistics:

  • Last year, 48% (400,000) of qualified high school graduates didn't go to college because of the high cost.
  • 30% of students finance some portion of their education with credit cards.
  • The #1 reason people drop out of college is financial pressure.

Ideally, Lander and Shelley would like to start working with students in their junior year of high school, walking them through the entire process from college admissions to scholarship applications to helping them obtain "real-world" financial savvy. "We want to work with students and help them not only navigate the process, but get the financial resources they need," explains Shelley, a Certified Wealth Strategist.

All In Education reveals never-before-seen ways of securing money for college including little-known local and regional scholarships, companies offering hidden tuition reimbursement, and simple tests that provide thousands of dollars worth of free college credit. "The myth is that debt is commonplace. Unfortunately that is not the case and people don't know that. We know that the financial resources are out there. We've compiled them and made it easy for students to access no matter what your race, income level or college major," says Shelley. And Lander is passionate about helping other students do what she did. "You can graduate from college and you can do it with money that does not have to be paid back."

For more information visit For interview requests contact Monique Caradine at (708) 720.4252 x.156.


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