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About Me

Hi, I’m Michelle Kretzschmar, Founder of College Match Blueprint. I’ve been helping families save tens of thousands of dollars off of the cost of college since 2011.

That was the year my son applied to 10 colleges and received merit scholarships ranging from $7,500 to $21,000 per year. Like a lot of parents, we hadn’t saved enough, all right, not much at all, to cover the cost of college. And of course, we ignored the problem far longer than we should have. So we really needed a way to come up with large amounts of free money fast.

With my background in data analysis and Masters degree focusing on education research, I was able to target the colleges most likely to provide my son with merit aid. Based on that experience and eight years of reviewing colleges and evaluating available college search websites, I’ve developed the College M.A.T.C.H. Method. I now teach families and college admission professionals the M.A.T.C.H. Method to find quality colleges that provide generous financial aid and merit scholarships that will meet their families’ needs.

There are plenty of college search websites that will help you find colleges. But they don’t tell you what you should be looking for if you’re trying to find generous financial aid. They’re even less likely to provide you with the means to actually do such a search. That’s why I create College M.A.T.C.H., to walk families through the process of finding the colleges that can save them up to a year’s worth of tuition. If you want to treat the college search process like one of the largest financial commitments you’ll ever make, the College M.A.T.C.H. Method is for you.