College Preparation and Affordability

The “right” college for your child is one to which he or she is admissible, is adaptable to their needs and affordable, even in this economic climate. Too many times, parents believe that the more expensive a school is or the better known a school is, the better it will be for their college-going youth. Many parents further believe that getting the right education for their child will mean an agreement to take loans of over $175,000 for college.

This could not be further from the truth! There are very great and top schools available if we can just get past not having heard about those more affordable schools and instead teach our youth that it’s more important that we can: 1) save our retirement funds and still afford their education while they can get the hands-on experience to succeed in life and 2) that the school promotes the student values and behaviors needed for success.

If you need additional assistance beyond our classes and posted information, there are low-cost options to address parent needs for:
• help with filing FAFSA
• help with filing college applications
• general college prep consultation
To access the page with pricing and information, go to the Help and Consulting page.

Admissibility – The Ability to Be Admitted

• Proper High School Courses for College Admission

• 10 Steps to Help You Get the Highest GPA Possible

• Low Cost SAT and College Admission Prep for Parents and Youth

• 1000 SAT Words

• Class of 2011 Session Archive

• How to Prepare a College Essay

• Application Process for the CSU Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

Programs Offered at West Angeles Church

• Youth Development Programs

• Young Men's Mentoring Workshops (for Grades 6-11)

• College Admission Prep Schedule at West Angeles Church

• 2010 Enrichment Sponsorship Award (ESPA)

Affordability – The Ability to Afford College with Minimum Financial Aid

• Timely and Proper FAFSA Submittal - For Assistance Click Here

• Building an Educational Successful Home

• Matching Yourself with Affordable Colleges/Universities

• MaTHinkers' Most Affordable Colleges and Universities

• College Prep/Affordability

• Knowing the Types of Colleges and When to Apply to Them

• “Overtesting” and How it Hurts Youth