An Open Letter to Parents Who Have
Their Hopes & Dreams Set on a
Lacrosse Scholarship For Their Child

Paul Partridge, co-founder of Complete College Planning Solutions, and his daughter Emma, who plays on the T3 North 2011 team.

Paul Partridge, co-founder of Complete College Planning Solutions, and his daughter Emma, who plays on the T3 North 2011 team.

Today there are more schools offering lacrosse scholarships than ever before. And at every level – Division I, II and III.

It’s no wonder that so many parents are “chasing the dream.” We’re all hoping that these years of running our kids to practices, clinics, camps and tournaments is going to pay off by helping them get into the college of their choice – and maybe even pay for it.

For a few lucky and super-talented players (and their parents), they will achieve the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow in the form of “free college.” But for the rest of us, here’s the reality:

  1. While it’s true there are more lacrosse scholarships available than ever, there’s also more competition for them than ever before.
  2. Only a very tiny percent of lacrosse scholarships are full ride, where your out-of-pocket costs are zero.

The vast majority are fractional scholarships, covering 25% – 50% of a student’s cost of attendance. These days, that can translate to $10,000 to $25,000 in aid per year. Certainly nothing to sneeze at.

However, that means we’re still going to have to come up with $80,000 to $100,000+ in college costs on our own (just for one child).

Before you hit the panic button, I’ve got some good news for you.

Introducing Complete College Planning Solutions

My name is Paul Partridge. My daughter Emma plays on the T3 North 2011 team. And like so many families we see every weekend, we’ve been immersed in club lacrosse for the last four years now.

When not traveling to tournaments and clinics, I’m a nationally certified College Funding Advisor, and the cofounder of Complete College Planning Solutions. We work with students to help them find the best-fit school and increase their chances of getting in. And we show parents reliable, dependable and PROVEN ways to dramatically lower tuition costs, including:

  • The 3 costliest mistakes 95% of all parents make when planning for college (and how to avoid them)
  • How to pay for college without robbing your retirement fund.
  • How it’s possible to send your child to an elite private college for less out of pocket than a “cheaper” state school
  • How to save your family from the stress and tension associated with the college application process.

Most lacrosse families do not qualify for financial aid. Many parents mistakenly believe this means they’re doomed to pay “sticker price.” Not true.

Our specialty is helping families who don’t qualify for financial aid to reduce college tuition costs by $5,000 to $30,000 per year.

For example, one of the best ways to solve the cash flow crunch is to use a special “tax-favored” college funding solution. This solution won’t work for everyone, but it may allow you to improve cash flow, lower your taxes and allow you to pay for your child’s education without changing your lifestyle.

Gives Your Child an Advantage

And because recruiters evaluate more than just your player’s catching and cradling skills, our student services include personal coaching to boost SAT and ACT scores, interview skills, and how to write an essay that gets you noticed – all things that will make your child more attractive to any college.

“I’ve known the Partridges for years and they are good people. Talk to Paul and his team to see how they can save you money and help your player find the best-fit college.”

– Lori Brown, “Best of the Beach” Tournament Director

FREE For Fellow Lacrosse Families

Here are 2 ways to see if we can benefit your family (note: you don’t have to be from New Jersey in order for us to be able to help you):

  1. Is it worth 30 – 40 minutes of your time to see if you can save $5,000 to $30,000 each and every year off the college bill? If so, schedule a Free Diagnostic Evaluation with me. Send an email with your name and phone number to We’ll set up a convenient time to chat over the phone.
  2. Request a copy of a recent radio interview we did, called 7 Ways to Reduce College Costs – Even if You Make a Comfortable 6-Figure Income. Send a request e-mail to with your name, address and e-mail address.

Best of luck in the tournament.


Call today: 908.857.4200
500 Morris Avenue, Suite 205, Springfield, NJ 07081

© 2009 Complete College Planning Solutions

Copyright © 2011 Complete College Planning Solutions, LLC  -  500 Morris Ave., Suite 205, Springfield, NJ 07081
Ian R. Welham, Certified College Planning Advisor  -  Tel: 973.467.0101