College is a business and college financial aid advisors protect their colleges by getting families to pay the maximum amount possible.

IFB Financial, on the other hand, works for students and families with a goal to position students to get into a college compatible with their dreams and advise parents how to position themselves financially to pay the lowest cost possible.

IFB Financial’s strategic partners work with students on the academic and social aspects of college preparation while IFB Financial works with families on the financial aspect. This is a complex structure and we can help families navigate this complexity with ease.


Did You Know…


  • High school guidance counselors are overworked and underpaid and do not have time to protect students preparing for college, but…
  • College is our business and our goal is protecting families to position themselves to pay the least amount possible.
  • College financial aid officers’ goals are to get students and parents to pay the maximum amount, while…
  • College is our business and our goal is protecting families to position themselves to pay the least amount possible.
  • Nationally, the average student takes 5 ½ years to complete their undergraduate degree, but…
  • College is our business and our goal is protecting families to position themselves to pay the least amount possible.
  • More than 50 percent of college students drop out of school due to lack of funding, changing schools, or changing majors, but…
  • More than 85 percent of our students graduate in significantly less time than the national average.
  • More than 75 percent of Free Application for Federal Student Aid Forms (FAFSA) contain errors, which might cost families thousands of dollars, but…
  • We give students line-by-line answers for the FAFSA eliminating potential errors and potentially saving thousands of dollars.

We offer…

Planning Assistance Throughout Students’ High School Career

State-of-the-art college planning web-based software for students and families that provide 4-year timelines for high school freshmen through their senior year. This includes:

  • Procedures, reminders, and resource links;
  • Building the Student’s Resume’
  • AP Classes, School & Community Activities, and Summer Employment;
  • Career Options
  • Unlimited Online Access to Nation’s Top Career Planning Platform and Job Shadowing;
  • PSAT / SAT / ACT testing preparation
  • Testing Dates & Registration Details;
  • College Search & Selection assistance
  • Tailored Online Search & Tracking, College Fairs, Admission Apps, and Campus Visits; and,
  • Funding Procedures
  • CSS/Profile, FAFSA & FSA ID, Student Aid Report (SAR), Award Letter Evaluations & Appeal Procedures, and Loan Programs.


Individualized Consultation

Working with IFB Financial, families can consult directly with our strategic partner, College Funding Solutions. The average student uses about two hours of consulting service throughout their high school years, and IFB Financial pays for the first two hours of consultation.

Our strategic partner has more than 20 years of experience and has helped more than 20,000 students and their families obtain the best education possible at the most affordable price.

Individualized consultation includes topics such as:

  • Volunteer work, AP classes, and extracurricular activities;
  • Admission applications, letters of recommendation, private sector awards, financial aid, funding procedures; and,
  • Campus visits, financial aid appeals, and final college selection procedures and deadlines.

Please be advised that IFB Financial will only work with students and families that are committed to obtaining a college education and dedicated to working with us and our strategic partners throughout the entire process.

However, IFB Financial and its strategic partners do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disabled status, or genetic information.