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How much do independent college counselors charge?

How much do independent college counselors charge?

The cost of an independent college counselor varies depending on several factors, such as their location, experience, and reputation. In general, independent college counselors cost students (and their parents) anywhere from $500 to $5,000 or more.

The cost of college counseling services can vary widely, so getting a detailed breakdown of services and prices is essential when considering a counselor. Some counselors offer the option of a flat fee for their assistance throughout the application process. Others charge an hourly rate of around $200. Some also have different levels of services, such as a primary application review package and an enhanced package, including personal coaching. Obviously, how much work they do will affect the cost.

The thought of spending (potentially) thousands of dollars before you even get a tuition or housing bill may be unpalatable. It's essential to remember that the cost of college counseling services can be worth it in the long run. A good counselor can help you navigate the college admission process, increase your chances of getting into your desired college, and save time and stress. However, many don't come cheap: work out a budget, then shop for a college counselor that fits your needs without breaking the bank.

If your student is enrolled in 2Sigma School, ask your admissions coordinator for personalized recommendations.