Showing Families and Students a Smarter Way To Plan and Pay for College

STUDENT POSITIONING – FINANCIAL POSITIONING – ADMISSIONS & FORMS – EXPERT GUIDANCE

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Taking pride in sharing practical tools and strategies to help pay less for college, tailored to each family we meet. We use proven methods to help you target the right schools, lower college costs, minimize student loans, and confidently get students through college without sacrificing lifestyle and retirement.

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We Walk You Through The Overwhelming Process of Planning and Paying for College

Student Positioning and Career Planning

This area is focused on the student first. We pride ourselves on helping students prepare for the time before, during and after college. By making sure the student is properly prepared for all three phases, families can save ten of thousands of dollars and many hours of wasted time if their student can graduate on time. This will also protect resources for upcoming students as well as preserve the parent’s retirement.

Financial Analysis and College Funding Strategy

There are many strategies, tools and resources to help families address the rising costs for higher education. Proper college planning requires much more than simply contributing to a 529 education fund. Proper college planning is both an art and a science, balancing the art of helping the student identify and get accepted into the right schools, with the science of funding his/her college costs without sacrificing other key elements of the family’s overall financial future. By the time your students are in high school, it is time to switch your focus to saving on your out-of-pocket cost for college. We maintain a sharp focus on impacts to retirement planning while also showing families how to avoid or reduce significant school loans that can haunt students and families long after college graduation.

Admissions Planning & Support

Top-tier colleges are looking for exceptional students that will enrich their student bodies. Before you send your applications out to colleges, it’s crucial to understand what college admissions offices would like to see on your student resume!

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Case studies

LET THESE STORIES ILLUSTRATE THE IMPACT OF SMART COLLEGE PLANNING

Case Study 1: Make too much. Worth too much.

Robert and Ellen are doing very well. They make a decent six-figure income, own a $2mil home in an affluent neighborhood, and own a $2mil beach front rental property free and clear. They were doing a good job of saving. They also have three great kids, all headed off to college. The problem is they fell into “the high earner, high asset (HEHA) zone” where it appeared they would not qualify for any financial aid, however the cost of college for three students was still a huge financial hurdle. See how smart college planning solved their issues.

Case Study 2: Inaccurate Forms. Understanding Assets.

Bill and Tina were on the fast track, but had an unfortunate turn of events at just the wrong time. They both lost their high paying jobs at the same time. They went from a household income of over $250,000 per year to Bill taking a quick job at Home Depot and Tina taking a part-time job at Starbucks. This was all to make ends meet temporarily as they already had kids in college and could not afford any gap in their income. Despite their dramatic drop in income, and the big changes to their financial profile, they were shocked again to learn that after turning in their financial aid forms, they did not qualify for anything. They could not understand why. See how smart college planning uncovered the mystery of their lost financial aid.

Case Study 3: The True Value of Knowing How To Negotiate.

James was stuck in a negotiations “stand off” with Duke University. He was on the verge of losing the $6,100 in annual aid his son had already received after being already accepted. He had inherited some business and rental property from his mother who had recently  passed away, and this was getting in the way of the financial aid award for his son. His diligence and determination were getting him nowhere despite consistent calls into the financial aid office. Almost to the point of giving up, he reached out for help. Continue reading to see how smart negotiations was worth an added $19,900 in annual financial aid.

At Reviresco No Client Is Too Big or Small

We pride ourselves on helping students and families prepare for the time before, during and after college. By making sure the student is properly prepared for all three phases, families can save ten of thousands of dollars and many hours of wasted time while also protecting resources for upcoming students as well as the parent’s retirement. The customized guidance each family needs will vary. Contact us to see how we can help clarify and manage your college planning experience.

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Don't Let the Complexities of College Expenses Burden You Any Longer

There are many strategies, tools and resources to help families address the rising costs for higher education. Proper college planning requires much more than simply contributing to a 529 education fund. Proper college planning is both an art and a science, balancing the art of helping the student identify and get accepted into the right schools, with the science of funding his/her college costs without sacrificing other key elements of the family's overall financial future. 

We pride ourselves on helping students prepare for the time before, during and after college. By making sure the student is properly prepared for all three phases, families can save ten of thousands of dollars and many hours of wasted time while also protecting resources for upcoming students as well as the parent’s retirement.

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Who We Are

College Planning Experts

Ian Maxwell

Ian Maxwell

Founder

Ian is passionate about clearly articulating important college planning concerns, giving students and families valuable strategies to improve their college planning and college funding situation. Ian focuses on providing families and students with the type of education, tools, and strategies they really need to improve their quality of life throughout all phases of the college planning process. Ian’s ultimate goal is to show families and students how successful college planning outcomes are absolutely dependent on having a comprehensive plan that addresses both near-term college finance concerns as well as long-term retirement planning issues.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to start College Planning?

The ideal time to start planning for college admissions and college funding is when your child is at the end of their freshman year or beginning of their sophomore year.

However, if your child is older than that, it is certainly not too late. With decades of experience, we can offer value at any juncture of the college process (even after your child has started college, in many cases).

What if I make too much money for financial aid?

This is a common misconception that LOTS of families have. Even if you’re in the top 5% of wage earners in America, we’re able to tailor a college funding plan that you’ll love!

Very often we are able to help families that have an annual income of $80k-$200k+. While every situation is different, we do everything we can to reduce your family’s college-cost burden.

Can you help my child choose a college/ career?

Absolutely, yes! Part of our College Planning process involves a series of meetings with your child to explore options that are best for them. We consider their college(s) of choice and align them with career fields that are best suited to their passions and income goals.

Do you do SAT & ACT prep?

You bet! We’ve partnered with an online test prep solution that allows your child to dramatically improve his/ her test scores over time, and at their own pace.

Our students have seen significant improvement in both their SAT and ACT scores after working with our online platform.

What is your refund policy?

If you are not 100% satisfied with the results of your time spent with us, we will absolutely refund your money!

Our Clients Are Like Family

We take a personal approach to planning for college, and it is our goal to make sure your family’s specific needs are met. As each family’s aims and situation is different, we recommend you come by and see us one-on-one.

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ian.maxwell@revirescocollege.com

(858) 255-6703

9540 Towne Center Drive, Suite 150 San Diego, CA 92121

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Phone: 858-255-6703

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ian.maxwell@revirescocollege.com

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9540 Towne Center Drive, Suite 150
San Diego, CA
92121 United States

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