What Is College Planning?

Our 2-fold approach:

Admissions Planning for College

What is your admissions plan? At Yorkshire College Planning we’ve helped over 4500 students align their interests, talents, and natural strengths to identify and pursue a lucrative and fulfilling career. Then, we work with that end in mind to identify best-fit majors and suitable first-choice colleges. 4 out of 5 of our students attend their first-choice college!

Financial Aid Planning for College

What’s your plan to pay for college? If you wait too long to answer this question, it will be VERY expensive – and could even hurt your retirement plans! We will put together a Financial Aid Plan for your family that takes advantage of ALL financial aid opportunities. We use time-tested strategies to reduce your out-of-pocket college costs and increase the amount of financial aid your family receives! Have you considered:

1. Maximizing need-based aid at the colleges on your list by proactively planning for your FAFSA and CSS Profile, and lower your EFC along the way.

2. Pursuing merit-based aid by doing your due diligence to put your child in the best possible position to receive these limited scholarships.

3. Finding the right-fit private scholarships for your child that come from private businesses, organizations, and individuals.

4. Strategically planning to incorporate untraditional, “insider” opportunities like CLEP, co-op’s, loan-repayment assistance programs (LRAPs), tuition reciprocity programs, and many more!


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 (many benefit from our financial aid expertise even AFTER their child has already started college!).

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!

We are able to help families that make as much as $2.5M+/ Year. While every situation is different, we do everything we can to help families reduce their college-cost burden.

Can you help my child choose a college/ career?

Absolutely, yes! Part of our College Planning process involves innovative assessments for 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.

College planning programs: US Students grade 9-12

YCP Admissions Advantage

Grades 9-12

Sit down with a College Planning expert. We will walk you through the ins and outs of getting into your first-choice colleges. We have an 80% 1st-Choice College acceptance rate!

YCP Admissions Advantage Details
  • Career & Major Alignment
  • School List Builder
  • 1-on-1 Advisor Support Until College
  • Student Resume Builder
  • ACT/ SAT Guidance
  • Essay Guidance & Essay Editing
YCP Financial Edge

Grades 9-12

Sit down with a College Funding expert. We’ll help you develop an effective strategy to minimize your college costs, reduce college debt, and pay for ALL costs without compromising your retirement plans or goals.

YCP Financial Edge Details
  • Efficient EFC® Strategies: Planning and Implementation
  • FAFSA Review and Audit(s)
  • CSS Profile Review and Audit(s)
  • Merit Aid Search and Application Guidance
  • Financial Aid Award Letter Reviews and Appeals
  • Financial Aid Arbitrage®: Planning and Implementation
  • Home Office Scholarship®: Planning and Implementation
YCP Financial Edge PRO

Grades 9-12

YCP Admissions Advantage + YCP Financial Edge in one package! Sit down with an Admissions and Financial Aid expert to develop and execute a College Plan that will get you into the best college possible AND set your family up to not leave a single dollar on the table. Your stress-free college solution!

YCP Advantage Complete Details
  • Grades 9-12
  • Includes YCP Admissions Advantage
  • Includes YCP Financial Edge
  • Discounted Pricing for 2+ Programs

Questions? Please Reach Out!

We would love to answer your college planning questions! Feel free to drop us a line!


16935 W Bernardo Drive

Suite 170

San Diego, CA 92127

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Main Office: (858) 766-4471

Office Hours:

Mon - Fri: 9:00AM-4:00PM

Sat - Sun: CLOSED

National holidays observed.