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Our Services

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How We
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We offer a variety of comprehensive consulting plans to assist student families in navigating the sometimes overwhelming college selection, admissions and financial aid process. The ideal time to join our practice is early in high school. Doing so reduces stress, creates opportunities and empowers students.  But even if you think you might be behind and starting late, our programs will get you ahead.

helping you every step of the way

College Consulting

What You'll Discover

  • We are committed to finding the best college fit by understanding and matching the academic, social and financial needs of our students.
  • Our consultants have limited and selective caseloads in order to provide personal attention to each client.
  • We help reduce the stress of the college admissions process by providing expert information and developing a manageable timeline for successful results.
  • We value our students, taking time to become familiar with the whole person: academically, artistically, athletically and socially.
  • We support and encourage our students through mentoring with the goal of reaching their personal best.
  • We assist students in exploring possible majors and career choices.
  • Our approach helps students earn higher grades, optimizing opportunities for enrichment, college admission and merit money.

A complimentary 15-minute phone consultation will enable a joint determination of fit with EFM’s services for your student. Schedule now.

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”

– S. Bethel

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Career Consulting

Looking beyond high school can be an overwhelming experience for students in high school.  Looking beyond college into the world of careers and occupations is flat-out numbing for many.  But, it doesn’t have to be this way.  Through our partnering services with Capstone Educational Consultants and First Place Career Solutions, students will experience the best in both arenas.  Discover your personality type,  potentially good-fit occupations, and see how the two contribute to your future career .  Spend quality time with an experienced career professional to prepare for your first job interview and explore available internships.

Assessments

Strong Interest Inventory®
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

Work directly with a Certified Practitioner to uncover potential careers, interesting college majors, and discover more about what makes you unique.

Assessments are conducted by our partners at 
Capstone Educational Consultants.

Guidance

Jobs and Internships

Work directly with an accomplished professional to create resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, and discover jobs and internships opportunities.

Guidance is given through our partners at
First Place Career Solutions.

You're family.

Preparing for college is personal, but paying for college engages the entire family.  That’s why we are here to help you understand your options.

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Financial Aid Assistance

We would be remiss if we did not address the affordability factor when guiding families through the college process. A child’s college education is one of the largest investments a family will probably make outside of purchasing a home.

We stress to parents not to just look at the sticker price when looking at affordability. Many schools have flexibility in their tuition structure. You may hear it called a “discount rate” and it is typically not well publicized. Through our research and professional development we make it a point to learn as much as we can about a college’s tuition structure.

Expert Advice for maximum Aid

We take a holistic view to the college process and encourage families to take their financial aid information to their financial planners or certified public accountants to address investment and tax strategies that families may be entitled to.

A comprehensive report detailing families estimated family contribution and how it is taken into account for specific schools.
A long term overview of how financial aid will change as your child progresses through college.
Access to our financial aid data tool to easily compare cost of attendance and need met for different colleges.
Assistance with the completion and filing of federal and school specific financial aid forms correctly and on time.
Help with addressing situations such as divorce, family owned businesses or other non -traditional circumstances in the financial aid process.