Our Services

Bright Futures Educational Consulting provides a full range of services for prospective and current college students and for colleges, universities, and other higher education entities, including vendors. We help students learn how to avoid debt, choose a college and major, understand the financial ramifications of that choice at different institutions, navigate the financial aid process, write a compelling and attention getting application essay, request recommendation letters, and more. We work for students for their benefit in all aspects of the college application process. Please select one of the links below to be guided to the services that best fit your needs.

If you’d like to learn more about our services, please follow the links below.

High Schools
Services for High Schools
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High School or New College Students
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Changing colleges or going on to graduate school?
Services for colleges and universities.
Services for private sector employers, such as employee orientation and training.

Bright Futures Educational Consulting is not affiliated with the Federal Department of Education or any college or university. Students who wish to file their federal financial aid forms may do so for free without the help of any third parties at  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa. However, one of our consulting services is to provide guidance for students and parents who need assistance filling out complex financial aid forms, and we can also serve as a paid preparer on request.

“I would recommend this service to anyone who has a child getting ready to apply to college. Jim really helped my daughter figure out the path she wanted to take and which schools would best suit her needs. He gave her advice on her essay and offered his support throughout the application process. We’ll definitely recommended Jim to our friends and be in touch in a couple years when our next daughter is ready.” — Debbie, parent of a prospective college student


“Helped me a lot to narrow my options with which college to attend and revise my essay many times so it would be good enough to submit.” — Mariah, high school student accepted to Florida Atlantic University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida State University, and the University of Central Florida after using our services!