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Helping Families Save ON the Cost of a College Education


Collegian Group

The current average four-year cost for an in-state university is almost $100,000! Private college? Double it; and that's an average private!

With absurdly high and ever-increasing college costs and average graduation rates of almost six years (per child), like most parents, you're probably concerned about paying for college without going broke or taking on significant student loan debt.

Will you need to sacrifice your retirement savings outlook in order to help educate your children? Will they be burdend with crippling student-loan debt?

Parents of college-bound children should be able to expect more than just simplistic, one-size-fits-all college savings strategies from their financial advisor.

With Collegian Group, you can expect more and we'll deliver more!

Whether your income is $70,000 or $700,000, and whether your child is 7 months or 17 years old, Collegian Group is going to help you save ON, not just FOR the cost of college.

How? By helping you make well-informed college planning and funding decisions at every step along the way. We will:

How? By helping you make well-informed college planning and funding decisions at every step along the way. We will:

  • Show you practical and actionable strategies for reducing your out-of-pocket college costs - regardless of your
  • Advise you on how to become eligible for more financial aid and grants for college.
  • Help you decide which college savings option is best suited for you and suggest effective strategies for funding any shortfalls.
  • Inform you about merit scholarships for college that your student is eligible for and how to obtain them.
  • Provide you access to hands-on coaching and guidance through the entire college admissions, financial aid and forms process - to help you in your efforts to send your student to the right college, for the right reasons and at the right price!
  • Contact Collegian Group at 224-533-1004 today and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation and learn how we can help you send your child to college without going broke in the process!
  • After scheduling your consultation, complete the dataform and you'll see the answers to some very important questions that will start you on the process of saving ON and not just for college costs!.

Peter S Herman CCFS

Peter S. Herman, Founder Collegian Group, LLC. Since 1996, Peter has been assisting families with their college planning needs and is the founding member of Collegian Group, LLC. Prior to that he was in the Financial services business. It is Collegian Group’s goal to be your single source for all your college planning needs. As the "Quarterback" for Collegian, Peter has brought together a team of college planning experts. Collegian, provides Admissions assistance, tutoring, through our partner, iAchieve Learning as well as cash flow planning for college. We help students find the Right School, for the Right Reasons and for the Right Price. As a Certified College Funding Specialist (CCFS) as well as a member of The National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), Peter is uniquely qualified to guide students through the college planning maze.

Additionally, Collegian Group, LLC has developed two sub-specialties:

  • Working with Student-Athletes
  • Assisting single parents.

Sarah Kochan

Sarah Kochan, Founder and Lead Tutor, iAchieve Learning. Working one-on-one with students has been a passion of mine for many years. I hold a Masters degree in Mathematics, was a high school Math teacher for 10 years, and began private tutoring 8 years ago. I started iAchieve Learning in 2014 and have worked very hard to create a business that offers many different services so that we are able to help as many students and families as possible. I am also a member of the National Association of Professional Women. Music has been a large part of my life and I've been playing the piano for 26 years. Seeing the progress and results that students are able to achieve in a single learning session is amazing and inspired me to start iAchieve Learning. My ultimate goal for iAchieve Learning is to provide educational services for multiple subjects and grade levels in both academics and in music. I am passionate about teaching, helping others, and making sure every student is provided with an exceptional learning experience.

Collegian Group was one of the most important contacts I got while I was researching colleges for my son’s undergraduate education. I was able to get professional advice from Peter which enabled my son to get a quality education from a renowned school. In addition, I have gotten great financial advice from Peter which has assisted me greatly in planning for retirement. I would not hesitate to recommend the Collegian Group to my friends and family and have actually done so.


As parents of four children with the oldest being twins and heading off to college at the same time, Collegian was recommended to us by a friend. Peter was able to provide us with strategies and techniques that enabled us to navigate through the college application and selection process, as well as the financial process. Peter is an expert on the "ins and outs" from the early stages through graduation and many of his tips worked for us!


Being Divorced, Collegian Group’s hands-on approach helped maximize my daughter’s financial aid award. They were very knowledgeable and easy to work with.


Collegian Group did a great job helping my daughter with the appeals process at Yale University resulting in an annual $38,000 award! I couldn’t have navigated the process without their help. Thank you Peter!


The team at Collegian Group approaches the “financial planning” part of the college search process as an opportunity for cost savings instead of an exercise most families fear and avoid for as long as possible. My family saved thousands of dollars in education costs because we had an expert on our team with the Collegian Group.


Peter and his team took the stress out of the College Process. Each step of finding the ideal fit for my son and how to handle affording his choice financially were all supported with concrete ideas that ultimately worked out very well.


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