Are You Ready To Become a Certified College Funding Specialist® and Gain Immediate Access To Our Education and Training Resources?

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  • #1 recognized college funding designation in the US
  • Registered with FINRA
  • CFP board approved for 8 CE hours
  • No contracts or joining IMO's
  • Sell more of the product and services you already offer
  • Each new class of students brings in fresh new prospects year-after-year

College funding is the perfect add on service to your existing financial practice and our training and marketing tools will help you quickly get established as the "college" expert in your community.

2,484,000+

POTENTIAL PROSPECTS

New College-Bound Families Per Year
$214,847

PROBLEM THEY FACE

Average Cost to Educate a Family
$492,433

YOU CAN HELP

Average Effect on Family's Wealth
7.6 CLIENTS

YOU CAN EXPECT

Average New Monthly Clients

WHY YOU SHOULD GET INTO COLLEGE FUNDING

When was the last time you received a call or an email from a prospect you never met before, wasn’t a referral, was already working with an advisor, and willingly wanted to provide you all of their financial details?

We’ll answer that question for you… NEVER.

FINANCIAL ADVICE IS NOT SOMETHING MOST PROSPECTS WANT… IT’S SOMETHING THEY NEED.

To get a consistent flow of qualified prospects contacting you requires more than just non-stop advertising, expensive seminar dinners, or buying leads.

You may be thinking… “college funding”... People that send their kids to college don’t have any money, and if they do, they’re going to spend it on college. Even young families don’t usually have enough money to save in a 529 plan.

IT'S TIME TO CHANGE YOUR THINKING.

You may have had some of these hesitations in the past, but families today know perfectly well that college is expensive and they know they have not planned accordingly. Families understand that they may end up paying way more than they should for their child’s education and they fear that they may have to reduce the amount they save for retirement, to pay for college.

COLLEGE IS THE PERFECT MARKET FOR FINANCIAL ADVISORS.

But what the vast majority of financial advisors don’t understand about college is the concept of “reverse distribution.” To a financial professional, this is a marketing goldmine.

You see, colleges are so expensive today that they are giving more grants and scholarships to wealthy families than those that really need the money. Colleges will use a $20,000 “tuition discount” to entice good students to their school from families that would typically pay full price. But wealthy prospects and clients have no idea how to get this money.

That’s where you can use our college funding education, training, and the college’s own inside information to help families cut the cost of college. Then you can show these families how to use tax, cash flow, and financial strategies to ultimately recover the entire balance they paid for college by the time they retire.

IF YOU WANT TO IMPRESS PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS WITH SIGNIFICANT INCOME AND ASSETS TO CONTACT YOU FOR ADVICE, COLLEGE FUNDING IS YOUR ANSWER.

REASONS TO BECOME A CERTIFIED COLLEGE FUNDING SPECIALIST®

ADDS A NEW STREAM OF INCOME TO YOUR PRACTICE

Our members are licensed financial professionals who use college to develop stable relationships with new prospects and add a six-figure stream of income to their existing financial practice.

SELL MORE OF THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOU ALREADY OFFER

Some advisors will sell tax and college planning as a fee-based service, while others use low-load annuities and life insurance to qualify families for grants and scholarships.

COLLEGE FUNDING GOES BEYOND 529 PLANS

College is not about 529 plans and most advisors know it. College is about tax planning, financial planning, cash-flow strategies, and negotiating tuition discounts. And you will learn about all of those strategies in our Certified College Funding Specialist training courses when you become a member.

NO NEED TO JOIN AN IMO OR SIGN ANY CONTRACTS

You don’t have to sign any contracts or join an IMO to have your own college funding service. We do not sell any financial products, not part of any IMOs or B/Ds, and all of our training is unbiased and covers all financial products

RECRUIT NEW ADVISORS TO YOUR PRACTICE

Many members use the college funding niche to recruit junior advisors by delegating the college funding to them, and only handling the financial planning and product implementation.

ATTRACT RETIREMENT PROSPECTS

COLLEGE is an excellent tool to attract retirement prospects because grandparents love their grandchildren and will discuss college with you, regardless of their current financial advisor.

GENERATE NEW PROSPECT LEADS YEAR-AFTER-YEAR

College is a “blue ocean strategy” that allows you to completely separate yourself from a crowded market of financial professionals fighting over the same prospects the same old ways. You can generate new prospect leads year-after-year, and even receive referrals from clients that would typically never refer their financial advisor to their friends and acquaintances.

Here’s ALL THAT's Inlcuded With Your Membership

Your membership gives you full access to a variety of benefits, such as, CCFS® education courses, inter-active public profile, live training events, access to our member forums, blogs, and the CCFS® Learning Library where you can find the answers your clients are looking for.

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Our education & training courses allow you to quickly build your own college funding service and avoid the need to join any organization or IMO to learn college funding, nor contract to sell their proprietary products and services.

CERTIFICATION & DESIGNATION

The CCFS® designation is the only recognized college funding designation in the financial industry. Used by more financial professionals than any other. The designation is recognized by FINRA and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) board.

ANSWERS4COLLEGE.COM PLANNING SOFTWARE

With our partnership with Answers4College.com, your membership includes unlimited access to their web-based, state-of-the-art college planning and EFC software and analysis tools. This college planning and EFC analysis tool can do a complete college financial comparison analysis for up to 4 colleges, including an entire college cost breakdown.

Learning Library

LEARNING LIBRARY

Our Learning Library is a terrific resource for our members. It includes just about everything you want know about college funding including how to run your college funding business.

DISCUSSION FORUM

Our discussion forums allow our members to share ideas, strategies, and case scenarios with our moderators, experts, and contributors. You get fast expert, unbiased answers to specific client questions, cases and scenarios when you need them the most.

Discussion Forum

CCFS® COACHING CALL

Our CCFS® Coaching Call is our Private Facebook Group for our members. It’s purpose is to create a private community where our members can discuss the business building aspects of college funding.

CCFS®PROFILE PROMOTER on www.HIREACCFS.com

Public profiles of our members are on our parent facing website www.hireaccfs.com. It is where the public can search and find a CCFS® in their community, confirm certifications, send messages, schedule appointments, register for events and learn about them.

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Online Member Support

WORLD-CLASS ONLINE SUPPORT

Get answers to your support questions within a few hours, not days using our online ticketing system.

Marketing tools to grow Your College Funding Business!

Once you join, you will have the option of adding these marketing tools to your account. They provide everything you need to market and grow your college funding business.

Ghost Written College Content

Ghost Written College Content

$1,295/year

Have you ever tried to write consistent articles for your website or blog? Our GHOST WRITTEN CONTENT is the ONLY content service in the financial advisor market focused on college funding. Our GHOST WRITTEN CONTENT is completely done-for-you, editable content ready-to-go.

College Decision Navigator Lead Magnet & Funnel

$495/year

The COLLEGE DECISION NAVIGATOR is an attractive 58 page PDF document that contains the step by step process for every area of the college planning process. This giveaway tool will help you market your college funding service/offer by generating new prospect leads year after year from your community. Now you can quickly ramp up your college funding marketing process without the need to develop, design and create your own marketing pieces.

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College Decision Navigator Lead Magnet & Funnel
Merit Scholarship Directory Lead Magnet & Funnel

Merit Scholarship Directory Lead Magnet & Funnel

$1,295/year

This unique tool will allow you to help clients and prospects quickly locate merit scholarships the students can qualify for and use to cut their tuition costs or to appeal for a better award from colleges that offer less. It includes over 11,000 college merit scholarships, including over 1,500 full-ride and full-tuition scholarships. You can also use this searchable list as a powerful lead generation tool to get the names and emails of parents and students to invite to your seminars and webinars. Very powerful marketing tool.

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Completing the FAFSA Guide Lead Magnet & Funnel

$495/year

Have you ever tried to fill out the FAFSA financial aid application form? Have you ever tried to understand federal government instructions? Every year your prospects and clients go through the tedious FAFSA application process and it’s NO FUN! This giveaway tool will help you market your college funding service/offer by generating new prospect leads year after year from your community. Now you can quickly ramp up your college funding marketing process without the need to develop, design and create your own marketing pieces.

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Testimonials

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You Might Be Wondering (FAQ)

How do I make money using college funding?

Our members make money in college funding by charging fees for planning, managing assets, or offering their financial products (annuities and cash value life insurance) to help fund college costs.

Are there any prerequisites to get certified?

There are no pre-qualification requirements needed to join. However, most members have experience and training in financial services.

Can I count the training courses towards my continuing education?

Yes, currently the CFP® Board of Standards accepts the CCFS® course for 8 hours of CE credit towards your CFP® mark.

Is there a free trial period?

Due to the proprietary nature and value of our CCFS® (Certified College Funding Specialist) material, we do not offer refunds or trial subscriptions.

Does my membership include college planning software?

Yes, through our arrangement with Answers4College.com, our members have access to their online planning software at no additional charge. You can develop custom scenarios and easily compare the impact of suggested planning strategies with side-by-side comparisons of academic and financial statistics of up to four (4) colleges at a time.

How long does it take to complete the course and get certified?

It depends on your available time. Some advisors pass the test in one week, and others will take as much as one month. There are 16 individual course sections, and all are online. There is a test at the end of each section before you can move onto the next section. This eliminates the need for one exam at the end. This cuts the training time down dramatically, yet gives you all the coursework you need to become successful in college funding.

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WHY COLLEGE

When was the last time you received a call or an email from a prospect you never met before, wasn’t a referral, was already working with an advisor, and willingly wanted to provide you all of their financial details?

We’ll answer that question for you… NEVER.

Financial advice is not something most prospects want… it’s something they need.

To get a consistent flow of qualified prospects contacting you requires more than just non-stop advertising, expensive seminar dinners, or buying leads.

It requires you to connect with prospects using a unique approach or offer. A market niche. A niche that touches on a prospect's emotional reasons for wanting to work with you.