San Diego Regional Manager
Access College Foundation
Mr. Calderon is a certified college planning expert and a member of ACCFS (Association of Certified College Funding Specialists). He specializes in getting your child into the college of their choice without spending all of your savings, sacrificing your current lifestyle, or your retirement. After having his college dreams turn into nightmares, Roberto decided to devote his life and career to helping students and their parents understand the truth about the college planning process.
Roberto’s mission is to teach students how to get accepted into a “fit” college, receive thousands of dollars in financial aid, and help their parents properly fund the remaining cost of college without going broke. Mr. Calderon has been featured on KSDO 1130 AM, XERCN 1470 AM and XESURF 540 AM talk radio.
He has been interviewed on the television stations Univision and Azteca America. Roberto is a member of the National Association of College Planning Experts.
James C. Lundgren II
Access College Foundation
Mr. Lundgren has been a financial counselor since 1999, focusing on College Planning/Funding since 2001.
He has educated thousands of parents and their college-bound students throughout Southern California.
From 2004 to 2010, he was a Financial Aid Consultant presenting for the Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) Annual Cash4College community education program. In the fall, he presented the College Admissions and Financial Aid curriculum, and in the winter he explained the FAFSA completion and submission process. Subjects included, Financial Aid 101, Completing the FAFSA, and Cal Grants.
Jim has been a multi-year member of LAUSD’s Annual Cash 4 College “Ask the Experts” panel.
Mr. Lundgren has been a College Counselor in the Counseling Center at the NACAC Annual National College Fair at the San Diego Convention Center.
Locally, he was a panel member and presenter on College Financial Assistance
at the Poway and Scripps Ranch High School’s College Expo & the Poway Union School District’s College Expo.
He has been a member of the California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (CAFSAA) since 2004, and receives U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Commission, California Student Aid Commission, and College Board continuing education through national, regional, and local training conferences.
Since 2009, Jim has been contracted by the Southern California College Access Network and the Los Angeles Educational Partnership to provide both Train the Trainer instruction for teachers and counselors, and at-risk student-direct instructional presentations on the FAFSA, Cal Grant, “Financial Aid 101”, AB540, Dream Act, & Financial Literacy processes. He became a member of the SoCalCAN Steering Committee in 2011. He is now their Financial Aid Specialist.
Jim has assisted at Torrey Pines HS with their Junior/Senior AVID class and San Dieguito Academy HS with all Seniors for FAFSA completion, Award Evaluations, and Appeal Letters since 2009.
Mr. Lundgren is a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC), the American College Counselors Association, the Western Association of College Admissions Counselors (WACAC) and CASFAA’s High School Relations Committee. He was nominated for a Special Recognition Award and presented “The Pros and Cons of 529s” at the 2010 CASFAA Conference.
Jim is the Southern California Regional Representative of the American College Planning Foundation, a member of the Board of Directors of the National College Advocacy Group, and a member of the American School Counselors Association and the California Association of School Counselors.
Mr. Lundgren was recently named to the ACT’s Counselor Advisory Panel.
And lastly, he is the President/CEO of the Access College Foundation.
For more information or to schedule a presentation, send your request to:
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San Diego Region Outreach Coordinator & Support
Access College Foundation
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Monica joined Access College Foundation in 2013. Before joining the team, she was working for several years for UCSD in the Pediatrics Health Resources Department.
At the same time, since 1999, with a teaching passion inner her blood, Monica has worked imparting Motivational Conferences specialty with Hispanic Women. Thru all these years she has been very attached with Hispanic women’s worries about their children education. Living in a country with a complete different educational and financial culture than our Hispanic countries, Monica’s main goal is to spread a Voice of Hope thru USA College Planners. Her goal is to encourage parents and their children to keep studying, to be enroll and to finish their careers in the university of their dreams without being broke.
She finished her BA as a Teacher in Mexico, and in 1999 she graduated from InterAmerican College University, in San Diego, Ca, getting a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies.
She enjoys sharing her free time with her husband, her sons and her family and friends. As an Outreach Coordinator & Support, Monica thinks everybody has the right to receive a better education and thru Access College Foundation and we are going to help them to get it.