“Our goal in offering our admissions expertise with Edmit’s financial-fit technology is to help families feel more confident about their college selection and the long-term investment they are making in their child’s future.”
BOSTON (PRWEB) September 10, 2018
September 10, 2018 -- Students are back to school and for college-bound high school seniors and their families, college applications and admissions are top of mind. The hard questions begin swirling -- Where should they apply? What is the likelihood they will be accepted? How much will it all cost? And with student loan debt making headlines across the country, where can they get the best bang for their buck?
For the last 20 years, College Coach has served as a leading provider of educational advising, working with more than 32,000 families a year to provide individualized college admissions and financing help through a team of former admissions and college finance officers. Families seek out College Coach experts for guidance on high school classes and extracurricular activities, college list building, application planning and timelines, college essay writing and interview strategy, and tips on paying for college, applying for scholarships, and managing the financial aid process.
To further round out the college planning experience for families, College Coach is collaborating with Edmit, a startup in the college affordability space, to offer Edmit Premium. Available today, Edmit Premium provides families with access to College Coach’s personalized services, including:
- Two on-demand College Coach webinars offering expert insight into the college admissions process and guidance on paying for college
- A hand-picked, fully customized target list of colleges from a College Coach admissions expert
- A one-on-one advising session with a former college financial aid officer, and
- Access to College Coach’s Help Desk and Learning Center.
They will also have use of Edmit’s college affordability planner as well as customized financial aid, admissibility, and post-graduation earnings estimates and the ability to compare up to five colleges simultaneously. The new program offering combines College Coach’s expertise in college admissions and financing counseling with the breadth of Edmit’s cost analysis features.
“College Coach was started to help families have more success with the daunting college application and financing process, and in that time we have seen the college landscape change tremendously in terms of admissions requirements and cost,” said Elizabeth Heaton, Vice President of Educational Consulting at College Coach. “Our goal in offering our admissions expertise with Edmit’s financial-fit technology is to help families feel more confident about their college selection and the long-term investment they are making in their child’s future.”
Edmit launched last year as a college comparison-shopping resource with the goal of helping families better understand the value of their college investment. The company developed a proprietary software to generate a personalized financial-fit score based on a college’s affordability, value, and post-graduation earnings. Edmit Premium is a new addition to Edmit’s existing program offerings. Students and their families can purchase Edmit Premium on Edmit’s website for $999 for a one-year subscription.
“We founded Edmit to create true price and value transparency for college-bound students and their families,” said Nick Ducoff, co-founder and CEO of Edmit. “By combining our value data with College Coach’s application process expertise, we will be able to provide more college-bound families with valuable support as they navigate these new waters,” Ducoff said.
About College Coach
College Coach was founded in 1998 and has evolved into the nation’s leading provider of educational advising. All of College Coach’s experts have been admissions and financial aid decision makers at colleges throughout the United States. Their primary focus is on helping students and families successfully navigate the college admissions and finance processes. Over the course of the past two decades, 100% of College Coach students have received admissions offers, and most have been accepted to one of their top-choice schools. College Coach is part of Bright Horizons.
Edmit was founded by former university administrators to create true price and value transparency for college-bound students and their families, helping students better evaluate their options and make well-informed decisions about their college investment. Edmit’s proprietary software calculates tuition estimates that are personalized to the student, and a financial fit score that takes into account a college’s affordability, value, and post-graduation earnings.
Kristen Raymaakers for College Coach
Jodi Bart Holzband for Edmit