What will you study? Where should you apply? How will you afford it?


With college costs spiraling out of control, we’ve developed strategies to lower our clients’ net costs. Avoiding loans, maximizing aid and scholarships, cutting costs are our specialties. If you’re curious how ready you are for college, take our quiz below. If you’re ready to explore how I can help your teen achieve his or her dreams without breaking your bank, click the link below #2 and we’ll get in touch right away to schedule a private consultation to discuss your situation.




How Ready you are for College?

So many components go into being ready for college. Find out how ready you are by taking our quick quiz. We want you to be sure you are well prepared!
Answer 10 multiple choice questions and we’ll send you your grade.

Meet With Us

Our focus is on each student we work with. We help each one define goals for life and for college, find schools just right for him or her, AND get big scholarships. If this three pronged approach is what you are looking for, look no further.

We Can Help You

Whether it’s choosing a major or a school, maximizing your financial aid or scholarships, our proven method will help you pay the least possible for a great college education.


“Katherine O’Brien’s assistance has been invaluable – that is…impossible to put a price tag – as she has opened up a world of possibilities for my son, Christopher, a high school senior looking to enter college in 2015. Ms. O’Brien was able to do more for Christopher in three months than I was ever able to do in years working with his three older siblings researching the best colleges for just the right fit. There is absolutely no way for even the most involved parent to do anywhere near what Ms. O’Brien has done in narrowing down the colleges which best fit my son after considering all factors: academics, athletics, financial aid, majors of interest, post-graduate ambitions, career ambitions. I cannot say enough about the value which Ms. Katherine O’Brien brings to this extremely complicated process and pressure-filled task of college (and scholarship) searching. She has removed a huge load from my shoulders. She is worth her weight in gold!”

Mike Chavarria

Houston, TX

Free Resources

Free Webinar: College Prep 101

Learn about essential Admission and Financial Aid tips to help you get into to college without having to break the bank in this exclusive webinar. Join the Webinar

Free Booklet: 5 Top College Prep Disasters and How to Avoid Them

In this free booklet, you can learn the 5 common mistakes that people make when preparing for college and how you can avoid them. This guide can save you thousands of dollars and counltess hours of wasted time. Download

10 Things Parents of Young Kids MUST Know About College Prep

If you plan on sending your child to college then we've compiled a list of 10 things you must know. Download them now and start planning today.

Some of the Schools We've Helped Our Clients Get Into

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