Hey-there busy parent of a college-bound teen… 

You're in the right place if...


  • You know there's a way to help your teen find a great college at a price you can afford, but  you're not sure what you REALLY should be doing.
  • You really want a clear, well-organized college planning process that doesn’t leave you & your teen feeling overwhelmed or defeated.
  • You don’t want cookie cutter strategies; you need to know how to personalize college planning to your teen & your family's finances.
  • You feel overwhelmed, but determined to give your teen support for this next big transition.
  • You want save time, flail less, and simplify the college planning process.
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"When we started thinking about college for our oldest daughter, I felt completely overwhelmed. We had so many considerations: financial support, location, scholarship money, & don't get me started on the details of the applications themselves. Oy!

"...So far, our daughter has been accepted into 3 of the 3 colleges where she applied for admission, with lots of merit aid!"

 We give all the credit to Faith, who has earned her fees countless times over!"

~ Dawn Groves

Hi, I’m Faith 

I Believe That...


  • The college search & application process should be as stress-free as possible
  • College shouldn’t bankrupt your family

  • College choices should be made based on self-exploration and a solid understanding of the options

  • College fit and affordability trumps perceived status

  • University brand name does not determine future success.

"Thank you so much for your help with everything- you gave me the support and confidence I needed to go through this process and make this decision and I am so grateful."

~ Emily L., student


"I had no idea what I have been offered was even possible. I really believe that my acceptance to many of these schools with such great financial aid was because of you and your help. I couldn’t be more thankful! ...You are such a wonderful asset to a student’s life!

~Monisha G., student

"Thank you so much! I was lost & couldn’t have done this without you and I appreciate all of your help. Thank you for doing what you do and for helping to make this process a bit easier on us!"

~ Sydney L., student

Last year, the students I worked with  averaged  $28,000, PER YEAR in tuition discounts (aka free money for college.)

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With nearly ten years of experience as a private college consultant I’m ready to help you slay the college admissions process... and stay sane while doing so!

You deserve a clear, well-organized college admission process that doesn’t leave you, and your teen, feeling overwhelmed or defeated!

I'm a big believer in factoring in financial aid considerations into your child’s college search from the very beginning (unless cost is not an issue for you) and can help you do that well.

I've got a BA in Psychology, an MA in Organization Development, & a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA.

I stay up-to-date on college admissions as a member of a number of professional Educational Consultants associations.

After guiding 100’s of clients & students through the maze of college admissions...









Last year, the students I worked with  averaged  $28,000, PER YEAR in tuition discounts (aka free money for college.)

Member of these  professional Educational Consultants associations:

Happy Clients...

"... Understanding scholarships, FAFSA, merit aid, need-based aid and loans is a very complex landscape. Faith got us up and going on our understanding of these complexities which again, reduced our stress and is helping our planning immensely."

~ Elizabeth Hampton

We valued Faith's help through every step of the process - from figuring out what size university would be comfortable - to generating a list of schools that have the right combination of academic and extra curricular opportunities - to proof reading essays for applications.

I cannot overstate how leveraging her expertise made the process less stressful for both student and parents.

~ Rebecca West

"The amount of college knowledge Faith has at her fingertips far surpasses anything you can find by “googling.” After working with Faith, my son (and I) are happy to report he has been admitted to all of his top colleges and has received significant scholarships from each of them!" 

~ Tawna Eggert

"I’ve just completed the first college planning tutorial about financial aid/grants. You’ve done an amazing job!

The graphics are interesting and the entire lesson was really well put together - so in-depth (not too in-depth)... I like the worksheets too!"

~ Kirsten Frosh

"This course is packed with valuable information.

One of the most important things we learned is the level of impact test scores can have on merit-based scholarships which is helping us choose colleges wisely! 

The course has helped my son put together his game plan! Overall, we feel much more confident having the knowledge from this course."

~ Molly Klien

"...We simply would not have known the wide range of options available to our daughter, nor would we have had the patience and time to learn the "ins and outs" of the search process on our own."

"...Faith is a knowledgeable and earnest 'college navigator' and we highly recommend her programs!"

~ Allison Roberts

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!

Thank you! You've saved us so much money!

~ Tiffany Gutierrez

"...More than anything, Faith is an incredible source of information and a steady hand during a key time in a high schooler's life. We grew to count on her support to alert us to key information, options and deadlines and to ask the right questions."

~ David Roberts

"THANK YOU... you have college planning so fun and effective for us to pursue! Our heartfelt thanks to you Faith!

~ Maureen West

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 - which makes me realize how important a smart college list is!  Thanks again for everything you’ve done for us!"

~ Marie Beaver

When I'm not doing "college stuff"...


...I love reading, talking with my kids, and hanging with my husband - with whom I love to travel (pre-COVID that is) - stopping to visit colleges everywhere we go. 

I’m a mom of two kids, both already college graduates  - now Willow & Pebbles keep me company all day long.

My newest hobby is knitting (blankets - full of mistakes) and I try to be a regular (virtual) yoga class attendee!

I love walking, talking, and drinking coffee with friends. 

And I’ve read all these books (and more!), so you don’t have to! 😄

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Let's chat! I'm happy to answer a few questions on the college planning process & talk about how I can help you! 

If someone were to ask me if they should reach out to Faith for help and support with this process, I would say, "Absolutely! - This will be the best $______ you spend at any point in your college search".  I really do think this service is a treasure!"

~ Pat Henderson


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