In 2012, 71% of all students graduated from college with student debt. This number represents 1.3 million students graduating with debt, up from 1.1 million in 2008 and 0.9 million in 2004. The average debt for all graduating seniors with student loans rose to $29,400 in 2012, a 25% increase from $23,450 in 2008.
* Data from The Institute for College Access & Success, 2014.
I have never regretted my investment in the CAPlus service and feel that it has more than paid for itself. College and the entire process of visiting colleges, applying to colleges and the financial aid system has changed dramatically since I applied to college in the 80s! I would have been lost without CAPlus guiding me (and my daughter) through the entire process, reminding us of important deadlines, helping my daughter with her resume, application essays, etc.
We, like you, are concerned with the financial future of our families. Families today are borrowing a huge amount of money to pay for their children’s college educations. Watch this short, entertaining video to learn more about College Assistance Plus and how we can help you set your child up for success with minimal college loans.
My wife and I can’t say enough about CAPlus. We started our college journey with the oldest of our four children in 2002, and it was OVERWHELMING. After attending a CAPlus workshop (where we learned TONS), we signed on and haven’t had a single regret. CAPlus helped us match the schools to our students, helped us with letters for more scholarships (not loans), helped us with the FAFSA and TAP forms, and much more. Thanks to CAPlus, there is light at the end of the tunnel!
We would like to express our appreciation for the service that our daughter received from CAPlus. CAPlus was able to create a clear, understandable path for our daughter. Starting with the college search, they gave her good ideas about colleges to visit and what to look for. They helped her by reviewing her applications and correspondence with all of the colleges. They made helpful suggestions that guided her through the application process. They also served as a sounding board for our family regarding concerns that came up along the way.
I highly recommend CAPlus to any college-bound student who is completely confused as to which direction to take, especially now, when money is tight and times are tough.
We decided to use CAPlus’s services because we were in need of help on maneuvering the FAFSA and college selection process more effectively for our last daughter. It was an investment for our family (cost-wise), but then again, college is also a major investment. It has been a good experience and worth it to us to invest in CAPlus.
The CAPlus service has continued throughout the entire four years of our daughter’s education. They made it simple and effective for us, and we would not recommend anyone doing this without CAPlus!