Find ways to save $50,000 or more in college costs

Our 16 month College Admissions and Funding CoLab gives you access to experts, community, tools and resources you won’t find on your own.

Don’t overspend for college! Get the guidance you need today.

Taught by Experts, Without the Expert Price

Leading college counselors Michele and Joanne will be assisted by a variety of topic-specific experts
who will guide you in detailed areas of the college admissions and financing process.

Understanding Financial Aid
Researching Merit Scholarships
Strengths, Abilities, and Career Assessment
Review of Best College Research Tools
Test Prep Strategies
College List Development
Recommendations and Common App Completion
Filling Out Financial Aid Forms: FAFSA & CSS Profile
Essay Coaching
Strategies For Winning Private Scholarships
Review and Comparison of Financial Aid Awards
Loan Guidance
Transition to College Tips and Skills


Michele Larson

Michele Larson, a Certified College and Financial Planning Expert, works with families to help them successfully navigate the college admissions process. Her mission is to simplify the college planning process and ensure families have affordable college options. Michele’s expertise has helped families of all income levels save thousands of dollars.


Joanne LaSpina

Joanne LaSpina works with families on all aspects of college planning. She holds a master’s degree in counseling psychology and is a Certified Educational Planner, the highest credential within the college counseling profession- a distinction achieved by fewer than 250 people. Joanne is also a professional member of IECA and HECA

Ready to gain the expertise you need?

Discover the Benefits

When you finish the program:

  • You’ll have the peace of mind knowing your child will attend an affordable college that also fits his/her academic and social needs.
  • Your student will have more clarity on their major and career.
  • You’ll have a plan for how to pay for college.
  • You’ll have options to save $50,000 or more in college costs.

The Resources You Need to Succeed

These resources will make sure you don’t miss a single detail in the college process. Sign up now!

  • Explanation and Analysis of Expected Family Contribution, Need and Merit Based Aid

  • Choosing a Major and Getting the Most from College Visits

  • Writing a Winning Essay

  • Strategies for Finalizing the College List and Filling Out the Common App 

  • Understanding FAFSA and the CSS Profile

  • Tips and Tricks for SAT/ACT Test Prep

  • How to Research and Win Private Scholarships

  • How to Prepare For Informational Interviews and Create a Resume

  • Financial Aid Review and Appeals Negotiations

  • Developing a 4-Year College Funding Plan

  • Review of College Funding Options

  • Transitioning to College and Adulting Skills

  • Customized Expected Family Contribution Report

  • Aptitudes Assessment and Career Guidance Report

  • Right Fit College Characteristics Report

  • List of Eligible College Specific Merit Scholarships

  • College Aid Comparison Report

  • In-Depth College Profile Reports

  • College Planning and Financial Aid Timeline

  • How To Get A Recommendation

  • Essay Tips

  • Questions for College Visits

  • Dorm Room Recommended Shopping List

Get your specific questions and concerns answered via email. Joanne and Michele will respond within 24 hours.

Our CoLab covers every aspect of college admissions and funding. With classes and expert access spanning a full year, we’ll be there from college visits through move-in day.

Enrollment in the CoLab includes membership in a private Facebook group, where you’ll share the learnings and journey with other CoLab families going through the college admissions and funding process.

Text and email reminders to both students and parents.

Seminars can be viewed live, on replay, and with or without your student. Watch multiple times to glean even more!

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CoLAB Plus

Perfect For High School Freshmen & Sophomores
$ 19
  • Access to Live and Recorded Webinars
  • Monthly Newsletter and Checklists
  • Monthly Office Hours
  • Special offers on class selection guidance, athletic recruiting, and scholarship search tools

CoLAB Premium

Ideal For High School Juniors
$ 74
Monthly for 16 months or one payment of $1020
  • Access to Live and Recorded Webinars
  • Text Reminders to Parents and Students
  • Private Online College Planner Account
  • College Scholarship Report
  • YouScience Aptitudes Report
  • Unlimited Text and Email Support
  • Essay Strategy Session and Review
  • Online Interactive SAT/ACT Test Prep
  • Merit Scholarship, EFC, and College Cost Comparison Reports
  • 4 One on one Video Calls with CoLAB College Counselors
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Enrollment Ends 2/15/19
Choose Monthly or One Time Payment
  • Compares to $3000 to $5000 for One on One College Coaching
  • Includes guidance on both college admissions and financial aid strategies
  • Gives access to resources to find merit scholarships that can reduce college costs by $50,000 or more
  • Feel free to reach Michele at 904-625-0299 x1 or email her at [email protected] with any questions

Get the Clarity, Guidance, and Expertise You Need

We can only admit 20 families to the Premium level of the College Admissions and Funding CoLab.


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