Hiring a College Advisor?
I'm hoping to hear from parents who hired college advisors and if you found the process worthwhile, financially.
I have 2 HS students '20 and '21. Both are average students (awesome people!) and neither cares about attending a Top Tier college. '20 has her mind made up for area of studies, which will limit things to only a handful, none with overly challenging admissions. I'm unsure if there's another angle she should be considering, such a sub-category we've overlooked. '21 is young still, of course, but will likely need some direction with what he wants, with both area of studies and type of college. He's fairly stubborn and I hope to avoid headbutting with him during this process.
I called the local college advisor and costs will range $1700-3000 depending on what services we need- I assume career assessments, college search, FAFSA help, essay help, etc. There is a sibling discount, but I couldn't get the details on the phone... I don't have that type of money to waste, but if it's worth not transferring to another school later on (potentially losing $ credits) or saves our sanity, it seems worthwhile.
Thoughts please? I already called and got the phone spiel from the company. First meeting is $175 (long sales pitch perhaps) which is applied to services. They'd start assisting '20 D early next year.