College as an Investment

Our mission is to empower students and their families to view college differently than we ever have before.

We must begin treating education as an investment.
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College as an investment?

With all the thoughts swimming around your head about ACT and SAT scores, the FAFSA, and your child’s dream school, you’ve probably never thought of college as an actual investment. But that’s precisely what it is. This should be College 101–the first thing we think about when we think of higher education. With this perspective in mind, College Liftoff works with students and their families on a personalized, four-pronged approach to college–saving families time, stress, and money:

Career Planning

We assess your son or daughter’s strengths and interests, introduce potential career paths, set up job shadowing opportunities, and build a list of prospective schools while preparing your family for campus visits.

Admissions Support

We coach your student through college applications and essay writing, as well as how to integrate your student’s GPA, ACT/SAT scores, and extracurricular resume (i.e. sports, music, art) into his or her college plan.

Funding Strategies

We develop strategies to leverage scholarships, financial aid and other funding sources to reduce college tuition costs and minimize (or eliminate!) student loan debt.

Finding the Right Fit

Big vs. small school? Urban vs. rural? We work with you to vet the metrics…to make sure you’re “buying” this education for the right value (not for the mascot!).

College Liftoff is unique in that we provide a full range of college planning services from start to finish. And we meet your family where you are, in terms of needs and special circumstances. We work with students across the country (and have even worked with students internationally!), and do so one-on-one so your child is getting the most personal, individualized college planning support out there.

We work exclusively with your family through this process, with no outside influences.

Since 2009, College Liftoff has helped more than 650 students design their best-fitting career path and find the right school at the right price. We’ve saved our families more than $35 million in higher education costs. Let’s get started securing your student’s successful future, together.

“I just wanna pass along a success story for you and thank you. Thomas graduated from Ball State on Saturday, as planned, and has been accepted into the doctoral occupational therapy program at University of Indianapolis. None of this could have come to fruition obviously without you and all the hard work that you put in with us and Thomas. We’re on track with my daughter who probably will graduate from college in just three years and both of them will come out with absolutely no debt–either for mom and dad or for them. So your program and approach definitely works!”
-Dave J., parent of Thomas, Class of ’14