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College Bound

Helping families make life's important financial decisions

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How your family benefits:

  • Expert advice to help you navigate the college funding process
  • FREE private family consultations for members
  • Certified College Funding Specialists on staff ready to help you
  • Develop strategies to obtain funding
  • Create a personalized financing plan

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College Planning Process

Watch the webcast to learn tips for how to plan for, apply to, and pay for college. Host Chris Fasano discusses strategies with Kim Donah, CAP COM's Certified College Funding Specialist.

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Family Consultation

Meet with us 1-on-1 in a preliminary meeting with the student and parent(s)/guardians(s). We'll provide an overview of college planning, financial aid, and college funding options. We can help you every step of the way.


Schedule Your Appointment

Save Time Before Appointment

Before your family consultation, please complete the College Bound student information worksheet and bring it with you to your appointment. This will save you time at your appointment.

Download the Student Info Worksheet (PDF)

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Resources for Students

College Bound has compiled a list of resources to help you with:

  • College search
  • Funding sources
  • Applications
  • Planning a visit
  • Best places to buy books

Download Our Brochure with Resource Links (PDF)

Discounts for Students

CAP COM members save 10% on ACT & SAT test preparation with Prowess Test Prep, an Albany-based company that offers one-on-one tutoring, small group tutoring, and group classes. Visit and tell them you are a CAP COM member for your discount.

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Bank Well, Live Well

Simplify your finances and enhance your life. Make the most of every CAP COM benefit.

Mastering Your Savings

Create savings accounts to put away money for specific goals. You can name them whatever you wish, such as College Savings, Spring Break, Summer Job.

Customize Your Savings

Get Our Mobile App

Your personal branch is open 24/7 when you bank with our mobile app. See balances, make transfers, pay bills, and more.

Bank On The Go

Free ATMs Everywhere

Young adult checking accounts include FREE ATM use worldwide* for members age 15-25.

Open Your Checking Account

CAP COM will reimburse members with Young Adult Checking for ATM surcharges up to $5 and International Service Assessments incurred when using their CAP COM Debit Card within 24 hours of the transaction. Members ages 15-17 must have a parent/guardian as a joint owner.