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Since 2008 Advantage College Planning has helped over 100 students and their parents successfully plan for college. Our goal is to help students find a good fit college where they can be successful, thrive, get a great job, and ultimately not land back in your basement! We also realize that college is one of the biggest investments you'll make in a lifetime, and affordability is a key to finding a college that fits. In the class of 2013, the total merit scholarship money awarded to our students was $2.3 million. We put our money where our mouth is and help students find colleges that will award them generous financial aid packages.

Ultimately, we want you and your student to survive the college planning process with your relationship intact. In the last year of living at home, we become the professional nags to get your student to complete their college applications and essays on time (way ahead of time, in most cases), so you can enjoy their last year under your roof.

Brooke Daly

College & Financial Aid Consultant
Brooke Daly

Brooke started Advantage College Planning in 2008 after working at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation and College Foundation, Inc. Brooke's passion for working with students and desire to make the college planning process less stressful for families inspired her to start the college consulting business.

When she's not meeting with students and parents, Brooke visits dozens of campuses each year, attends national conferences, and participates in workshops and seminars to keep up with college admissions and financial aid trends. She frequently presents seminars and workshops on various college planning topics around Wake County.

Brooke graduated magna cum laude with her BA in Business from Champlain College. She is currently completing her graduate certificate from the University of California, Los Angeles in College Counseling.

Professional affiliations
  • Higher Education Consultant's Association, Board of Directors, Community Representatives Chair
  • National College Advocacy Group, Board of Directors
  • Independent Education Consultant's Association, Associate Member
  • Southern Association for College Admission Counseling, Member

Advantage College Planning in the News

Brooke was interviewed on a segment for NBC 17 about tips for parents to help their college bound students prepare for success over the summer break. Visited article on NBC 17's website

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