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College Planning Fees

Have questions?  Call 304-556-4807


Jamie offers one-on-one private sessions with students and their parents for college planning and financial aid services with the purchase of a one-time retainer.  Jamie prefers that parents attend appointments with their students, but it is not required.  Jamie can make arrangements to accomodate divorced parents, if necessary.

Free Seminar or Introductory Consultation?


If you are uncertain about making the decision to commit to Jamie's services, please come to one of our free seminars so that you can meet Jamie and find out more about her, her mission, and what it means to become a member of the Jamie Dickenson family.


If you prefer to meet with her individually instead of attending a free seminar, you can book a private appointment for an introductory consultation to help you decide.  The consultation cost is $125 paid in advance.  If you hire Jamie at the end of this meeting, the $125 will be applied to your college planning retainer fee which is payable in full at that time.  The $125 will not be applied to your retainer if you choose to delay your decision to a later date.  Introductory consultations are a one-time only offer per family for current high school students.  Jamie does not offer free private appointment consultations.  Our Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy applies to the introductory consultation appointment.



 One-Time Retainers

Hire Date

Class of 2020                

Class of 2019 

Class of 2018 

Class of 2017 

Class of 2016

Before May 31 of 8th grade year  

Before May 31 of 9th grade year

Before May 31 of 10th grade year

Before May 31 of 11th grade year

Before September 30 of 12th grade year          

$ 1,999  

$ 2,499 

$ 2,999

$ 3,499

$ 3,999


Payment plans by auto draft of a major credit card are available upon request.  The maximum payment plan is 24 months.  Payment plans can be in any time period, such as monthly, quarterly or semiannually.  Please be advised that there will be a convenience fee equal to 10% of the stated retainer fee for payment plan options.  Payment plans can not be purchased online.  Please contact our office to set up your personalized payment plan.  All major credit cards are accepted.  


Each one-time retainer covers the services of college planning and financial aid through June 30 of the student's senior year.  This retainer gives clients an unlimited number of visits with Jamie, subject to availablility.  Clients make their own appointments online using our appointment scheduling software.


This retainer does not apply to the services of tutoring, test prep, study skills or life coaching.  College planning clients may use the other services at the applicable rates.  An additional charge may apply to certain college planning or financial aid services, such as private appointments with staff to review college essays or fill out the CSS Profile form.


Hourly with Jamie's Staff

We also offer college planning services with our staff on an hourly basis for students grades 6 through 12.  Jamie's highly trained staff will help students with college planning on an as needed basis at $65 per hour.  Our 5 hour ($312.50) or 10 hour ($599.00) packages can be used for college planning with staff as well as any of our other services, such as tutoring, life coaching, study skills, and test prep.

Jamie does not meet hourly with middle or high school students.  Her services are available by retainer only.

Students who elect hourly guidance have the option to attend any workshops or special events that are open to the public, as well.  Workshops and special events are priced separately.



College Knowledge: Do It Yourself College Planning

Monthly rate for students 6 through 12th grades:  $29.99 per month
Additional grade curriculum:  $199 per year
Weekly Q&A session are included in cost

Click here for further information on College Knowledge


Already attending college, but feel like you need some extra guidance?


Hourly Rate with Jamie:    $125.00

Hourly Rate with Staff:  $65.00


This hourly rate is for students currently enrolled in college or previously graduated from high school.  Students in grades 8 through 12 have the option to purchase a one-time retainer for Jamie's college planning service or work with Jamie's staff on an hourly basis. This rate applies for students considering transferring colleges during undergrad and also for students considering graduate school.



Graduate School Application and Interview Assistance:


Hourly Rate with Staff:              $95.00


We also work with current college students in their graduate school planning process, including medical, dental and veterinary schools.

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