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    Updated with the Latest Materials for the 2012-2013 School Year!

    “Planning for College Success” is a 90-minute workshop for parents of high school students. This program provides a comprehensive overview of the entire college preparation process from freshman to senior year in high school with financial strategies that may save thousands off of even the most expensive colleges. Includes a calculation of the Expected Family Contribution, an evaluation of a student’s admissions profile, and a review of thousands of colleges, all provided for free as a community benefit program entirely funded with local contributions.


    For upcoming dates and registration information, please click on a chapter link for your area.

    Reference materials for this workshop can be accessed by clicking here.

      Scholars Methodology™

    The Scholars Methodology ™ is a multi-component program that provides everything needed to help families better prepare for college.


    See class dates here.

    All families receive at least a 70% subsidy regardless of income. Families enrolling multiple students save even more!  Space is limited, so please submit your enrollment form as soon as possible. For participants of other AMEDF programs, contact AMEDF to open an enrollment window.

    All Scholars Methodology™ participants receive

    • A student MyRoad™ account
      College Board’s college and career planning website.
    • A Scholars Methodology™ Advisor
      Up to three hours of individual conference time with your AMEDF certified advisor, plus an orientation conference.
    • Career Choices and College Selection group conference
      Designed to help you and your student determine suitable career options, integrate with guidance, evaluate aid eligibility, filter appropriate college choices, research college profiles, determine admissions fit, and prepare a step-by-step plan for college.  A thorough overview of MyRoad™, your online research tool, is included in this session.
    • College Aid & Financial Coordination group conference
      This conference will help you eliminate inefficiencies in your finances in order to better afford college expenses.  This session will address issues like restructuring your finances for college, analyzing your budget, reallocating assets in order to avoid aid penalties, comparing loan options, utilizing tax credits and tax incentives for college, and coordinating your assets for college and future needs.

    Find out more information regarding the Scholars Program™ by reading our brochure : Scholars Methodology™ brochure

    To enroll, complete and return our Scholars Enrollment form today!


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