Make Your Family's College Admissions  Journey Successful.

With consulting & mini-courses, I help you find colleges you’ll love, at prices you can afford... and make applying simple. 






College Admissions Can Be a  Stressful, Confusing Process.

With so much on the line, the decisions can feel overwhelming. Maybe you know the feeling...

✔️ Are you worried that the confusing college-pricing system might lead you to rule out opportunities that might actually be affordable - or worse, leave you making decisions that put you in massive debt?

✔️Do you know if you qualify for need-based aid? What about merit-aid? 

✔️ Are you wondering if your teen actually has a shot at getting in at her 'dream' colleges?

✔️ Does your teen need some support in getting that (so very anxiety provoking) college essay completed?

✔️ Does the average public high school counselor-to-student ratio (434 to 1), leave you without support for one of the most consequential decisions you'll ever make?


When you're steeped in the daily realities of family life, it's easy to let important decisions slide - but if you can't clearly understand your options, how can you do right by your college-bound teen (and your pocket-book)?

Wouldn't it be great to have expert help to navigate the jungle of information?

I know you want to make smart choices for your family when it comes to applying to college AND paying for it. The problem is, the college admissions process seems to get more complicated every year.

If you're like most parents of college-bound teens, you feel at risk of navigating it all with too little information. 

Maybe you disdain the hype & pressure around college admissions…...but you don’t want your teen to miss great opportunities simply because neither of you knew any better.

Financial fit is just as important as academic and social fit, but  honestly, it's not reasonable for families to have to navigate the byzantine process that is the college pricing system and make such important decisions without expert input.

Turn Stress Into Clarity & Calm

Hi, I'm Faith Stewart, founder of College Planning Made Easy. I’m a college planning expert and college coach who loves helping families turn college admissions stress into clarity, calm, and new opportunities.

I’ve been a private college admissions consultant for 10 years, soaking up all the details of the college admissions process.

I've helped hundreds of families just like yours understand their options and...

✓ Find colleges that were a great fit for them...
✓ Easily write engaging essays...
✓ Avoid major college admissions anxiety and...
Earn an average of $28,000 PER YEAR in merit and/or need based scholarships.

I’ll help you navigate the jungle of information.

With a little support, you can tame the college admissions chaos and put the stress behind you.

You can make the college admissions process an exciting journey for your family, not an anxiety-inducing rite of passage.

Stop struggling to find the answers on your own.

Book a free consultation call or jump into my mini-course on navigating the college financial aid system today.

You're not alone in this. Book a call today and take the first step...


"Faith, our financial aid package was amazing!

Also, I have heard from so many parents of seriously talented kids who didn’t get into their top three to four schools OR got in but got no money!  Makes me realize how important a smart college list is!" 

~ Marie Beaver

"Oh my goodness, SPU offered Carson $25,000 a year!!!! Allegheny offered $35,000 a year.Linfield initially offered $25,000 but then came back with an additional offer of 1.7k a year!

These are all such great schools!!! And such strong offers. It is starting to feel doable!"

~ Tiffany Guiterrez

"The process of applying to college seemed daunting. But Faith took the mountain of tasks entailed in today's college application process and broke them down into manageable steps.

Our daughter now has gratifying college choices that will provide an exciting foundation for her future."

~ Mary Perona

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How Can We Get Started?

Here are 3 simple steps:

 Book a call.


Click this button to schedule a free 15-minute call with me. You can tell me about your situation and help me understand your priorities and needs.



Choose your service.

I love to help you with the financial aid process & strategizing for affordability, college lists, essay writing... or any part of college admissions. We can tailor our time together to meet your specific needs or you can choose one of the following service packages.

Let Go of the Stress; Find Clarity & Calm

See how a bit of expert guidance can set you up for a college admissions success!

What Service Package is Right for You?

An Hour to Answer Your Questions


Even just one hour of consulting time with an expert can help you make your family’s college journey an exciting one, rather than an anxiety-inducing rite of passage.

With 10 years of consulting under my belt, I can answer almost any question & point you in the right direction!

Some of the things I can help you with are...

✓ Determining financial aid/scholarship strategies specific for YOUR family/student...

✓ Reviewing academic records & advising in regards to potential acceptance at colleges that are on your student's list...

✓ Advising on issues that impact financial aid (e.g., divorce, separation, unusual financial assets, etc)

✓ Sharing information relevant to student athletes.

You’ll know exactly what you need to do after our private one-on-one call.



College List 



A great college list is one that is a good fit academically, socially, financially, and geographically.

I can help you pull that list together, making sure that you end up with a college you'll love... at a price you can afford.

We'll work together to figure out what makes a great fit for you, and you'll end up with a list of 8-10 colleges, balanced in terms of chances of acceptance, an estimate of the financial aid you might receive at each, and a report with highlights from each college.

A great college list can help make applying to college much more exciting!

 Coaching to Write a Great Essay


Done well, a college essay helps a students articulate something about themselves that they're proud of (& it does NOT have to be along the lines of bringing water to a remote village or winning a state title!).

A college essay done well helps students articulate something about themselves that is important for THEM to know about themselves.  The icing on the cake is that it also tells the college who they are, and what they bring to campus.

A good college essay can make a college admissions officer say - "I want that kid!".

I'll coach your teen to write that kind of essay.


Let's talk! Click below to schedule a free call with me and tell me about your priorities and needs.


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"Grab this Timeline & Checklist with the essentials you need, then sleep easier because you know what to do & when to do it! Enjoy."  ~ Faith 


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