When: 05/22/2018 - 05/23/2018 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Where: The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC

Keynote speakers:
Sarah Watt House, MBA
Economist and Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
Don Blanton, CFC, CLU
Founder and President of Moneytrax

Our annual conference this year is focusing sharply on AFFORDABILITY.

  • IEC's are paying attention, and are asking, "How can America afford to go to college?"
  • Families with 2 or 3 children are facing astronomical costs, destabilizing debt, and the disruption of all other financial planning.  IEC's can no longer simply focus on helping students find a good academic fit. We must also assist families in addressing the significant costs.
  • Speakers this year will bring helpful perspectives from a Macroeconomic context; financial strategies that save retirement planning; The Coalition of Colleges for Access, Affordability and Success; Athletic Grants-in-Aid; and other critical elements of affordability.
  • As always we are flush with resources for Professional IEC's as business people, too.
  • This year we are also inaugurating "Spotlight on Your NCAG." That will be one section in the program to keep you updated on all of the behind-the-scenes perspicacity and planning.
  • Your registration INCLUDES BREAKFAST and LUNCH each of the two days.
  • Tuesday evening plans include relaxing and fun activities; optional but irresistible.
  • FIRST, REGISTER as an attendee.
    • Only $350.00 for NCAG Members.
    • We've worked hard to keep your costs level over the last several years.
Charleston, SC is a landmark American city, steeped in both colonial and national history. The Francis Marion Hotel is our host site. It sits in the hearts of the historic district.

  • FRANCIS MARION HOTEL is sold out ! We will look for nearby hotels/motels and list them here once we find any. It's a big week in Charleston, so if you're coming book a motel in the greater Charleston area ASAP! Sorry for the inconvenience. There is a public parking garage one-half block north. $17 daily rate.

NCAG membership can have great value for you!

NCAG Mission

Provide education and resources for college planning professionals, students and families.

Helping you help others

NCAG is accepting new members and is growing quickly. Membership is inexpensive, but the information that you gather and community that you will form will be invaluable as your practice continues to grow and evolve to meet the needs of those you serve.


The NCAG is a member-driven organization. We look to our members to take an active part in NCAG by electing board members, working on committees and doing presentations if they wish.