We offer professional college planning services to families and financial advisors. We charge a fee for our services. We do not sell financial or insurance products. Our approach to college planning integrates college selection, financial aid, tax aid and personal finance. We also license college planning software to financial advisors. Our software and services help families determine their best strategy to pay for college and save for retirement.

Our software and services help answer the two biggest questions that parents have about college:

  1. Where might our child be able to Get Into College and Get Aid™?
  2. And what is our best strategy to pay for college and save for retirement?

Meet Stratagee CEO, Troy Onink

Stratagee CEO, Troy Onink, is a nationally-known authority on college planning. He consults with families and financial advisors on the best ways to reduce the high cost of college and pay for it as wisely as possible through financial aid, tax strategies and each family’s personal resources. A sought after speaker and writer, he has given over 350 conference presentations in the past ten years. Troy writes a widely followed blog for Forbes called College Crossroads and a column about College Planning for Investment News As a pioneer of the very specialized field of college planning, Financial-Planning named Troy as one of the Influencers in the financial planning profession. In 2006 he co-founded Stratagee with a team of experts in related areas, and the firm's college admissions and planning services are utilized by families nationwide. Stratagee also creates software for advisors that Financial Advisor calls "Best In Class."

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SmartSearch is our flagship college planning software used by financial advisors and admissions consultants to optimize college affordability for their clients.

  • Simplify the college planning process
  • Navigate to colleges based on Admissibility and Affordability
  • Find your best value for college
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One Hour with the Expert

We are now offering a 1 hour college planning consultation with Troy Onink for $450. This consultation combines college admissions, financial aid, tax planning and personal finance to identify Your Best Strategy® to reduce the cost of college and pay for it as wisely as possible.

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Latest News

August 24, 2014

Troy Onink is featured in the Wall Street Journal article, Are Your Assets Ready for College?

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February 14, 2014

How Assets Hurt College Aid Eligibility On FAFSA And CSS Profile from Troy Onink.

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January 31, 2014

2014 Guide to the FAFSA, CSS Profile, Expected Family Contribution, and Financial Aid from Troy Onink.

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