Our family met Jamie approximately 10 years ago. We were in that stage of a parent's life when you are sending your first (and subsequently the other 2 followed) off to college. It is a daunting process and we were in unchartered territory to be sure. Much had changed since my husband and I went, many years ago of course! Jamie helped us to understand the many facets that need to be considered. Where to go, what can we afford, what options are out there for financial assistance, etc. With her help we were able to send 2 of the 3 to private schools (one an Ivy leaguer) that we would never had thought we could even put on the list. Our third went to the coveted UW Madison and they have all 3 been very happy with the decisions they made. We would highly recommend Akamai to any parents and their children. They took the anxiety and frustrations away and made it a much easier process. Thank you for being there for us....................Rita (Fitchburg)
I appreciate that Jamie stays on top of all the FAFSA filing dates. She lets me know what documents she needs and when she needs them so that she can help us file the FAFSA.
- Joe, Middleton
Jamie provides valuable information on the real cost of college. This has empowered our sons to make college decisions that they know they can afford. I was surprised at how affordable some private or out-of-state schools were with her guidance.
- Jennifer, Middleton
Jamie Hanson continues to be an integral part of my daughter’s college plans and finances. She patiently walked us through initial steps of choosing the university, which was complicated since my daughter was accepted to several with varying costs. She also helped in completing the FAFSA, not an easy task. Today our family has 3 years of higher education completed and Jamie is still available to answer our questions, keep us moving forward, help with the FAFSA and navigate the loans, scholarships and grants awarded. I’m very glad I attended Jamie’s talk at the Fitchburg library several years ago because her assistance is invaluable.
I first met Jamie at a public library where she was doing a presentation about paying for college. During her talk, she said so many things that described our family financial situation exactly and how varying assets could impact my 2 kids' college plans.
I spoke to her after the presentation and set up a meeting right away. In the following 4 years, Jamie's advice on how our finances would impact our financial aid have been invaluable, accurate and timely. She has accurately predicted how much aid our daughter's college will provide, and her expertise has allowed our daughter to attend the college of her dreams.
She is now working with us on our younger son's plans, and I trust her without reservation.
-L. Adams, Madison