About Denise Thomas

Saught after inspiring speaker and coach to parents of college-bound teens, Denise's goal is to inspire, educate, and equip parents who take an active role in supporting their children to live a life of financial freedom. Her mission is to FLIP the student debt statistic in the U.S.

Denise is a 20-year homeschool veteran having homeschooled her two children from Pre-k through high school. Both attended their first-choice college on 17 scholarships exceeding $199,000, including the National Merit Scholarship, for 4 years of college debt-free with cash left over. She and her husband have moved more than 15 times during their 34-year marriage, and spent 5 years full-time RV-ing across the US and traveling abroad after sending their youngest off to college. (We sold the house and his bed right out from under him...How's THAT for 'your room is no longer available?!') 

Denise's journey to creating Cracking the Code to Free College High School and College Editions began when her husband was laid off twice then the stock market crashed.  They had to use what was left in savings and in the stock market to pay the bills. Within months they had no choice but to declare bankruptcy and sell everything they owned. Soon after, realizing that college was around the corner, with no savings, not house or 401k to borrow against, and no credit to co-sign for student loans, how would they pay for college? That's when the research and the real work began.

With more than 7000 hours of research, Denise created a plan that led to an application package that had colleges calling begging her kids to come to their school! In addition, by completing the strategy, she also had the winning application for one of the largest scholarships in the country. Both of her homeschooled kids won the scholarship.

Denise is a TEDx speaker, International best-selling author, Creator of Cracking the Code to Free College, CEO of Get Ahead of the Class, and Host of Your College Fast Pass a national online conference for parents and students.

To have Denise speak at your event go to: https://www.getaheadoftheclass.com/media 

For the 12 Scholarship Secrets Checklist go here: Https://www.getaheadoftheclass.com/ScholarshipSecrets 

 Denise currently resides in Florida.

 

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