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College Planning Network, LLC

CPN is the nation’s largest and most reputable provider of college admissions, funding and financial aid planning services.  We've helped thousands of families send their children to their dream colleges – while making paying for it more easily affordable.

CPN has helped over
families send their children to college
CPN has helped students apply for admission and financial aid at over
colleges across the country
CPN's families have received an average of
in college financial aid
CPN has negotiated an average of
per family in additional aid through appeals

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College Planning Network co-founder Scott Weingold was ranked the #1 "College Financial Aid Expert" in the U.S. by

What Families Are Saying

“Hiring CPN was one of the best moves we could have ever made”

Hello Rosemary, Thank you for the encouraging words regarding Taylor’s applications and essay!! We will be submitting both applications this week so they are turned in by the deadline. We are just waiting on her counselor to send her transcripts. I just want to Thank everyone at CPN for the assistance, encouragement and outstanding professional … Read more

“I am very impressed with the service that CPN has provided my clients”

Kristen: I am very impressed with the service that CPN has provided my clients and I wanted to personally thank you as well for the Great Follow up!! Thank you very much!! I appreciate the hard work and quick responses you have performed for me. Harold W.

“By lowering our EFC we have saved our family thousands of dollars in college funding.”

When we listened to The College Planning Network’s Tele-Workshop, we knew it was different than other seminars we had attended before that simply told us how to fill out the dreaded FAFSA and when to do it. The presenter was knowledgeable and gave many “free” tips and techniques in the Tele-Workshop. After an hour of … Read more

“The College Planning Network took the pain out of the confusing financial aid forms, along with helping take the stress out of the college search.”

I think my wife and I are like most parents who have kids in High School. All you hear is about the high cost of college. As parents, we worried about how we could afford to send our son to college without taking everything we had in savings and if that would even be enough. … Read more

“The approach CPN utilizes is a personal and a very thorough review, taking into consideration all of the aspects of the search process…”

As a family with 2 children, the cost of high school has been a significant burden upon the financial picture and being able to ‘make-ends-meet’. When our older daughter was ready for college, we were advised to consider the services of The College Planning Network, and I am so glad that we took the time … Read more

“Additionally, we were also able to improve my overall family financial situation by paying off debt and readjusting our strategies for retirement. “

I thought I understood the college funding process based upon my experience with my first child in college. When my second child was ready for college I decided there was no harm in seeking some additional professional support and contacted The College Planning Network. I thought maybe they could provide some suggestions for dealing with … Read more

“We could not have gotten where we are without you.”

Dear Cathy and Joanna, Laura got accepted to Ohio Northern (which was one of her top choices). No news from the other colleges yet but I know it is still early. We could not have gotten where we are without you. Thank you so much. Yolanda H.

“Because we are new to this “college jungle”, the stress level has been greatly reduced to know we can always call with any questions and they will get back with us in a timely manner.”

We have been very pleased with our initial experiences using CPN. Their staff has always been available to talk with us, remind us of deadlines, and return multiple phone calls when questions came up. Because we are new to this “college jungle”, the stress level has been greatly reduced to know we can always call … Read more

“The biggest benefit is that they counseled us through the FASFA process, helping us receive the lowest EFC for the past three years.”

Our experience with The College Planning Network has helped our family at multiple levels of the college planning process. CPN has helped us make the best college choice for our daughter. Our assets have been retained for our retirement. More grant and scholarship monies were received from her college. The biggest benefit is that they … Read more

“Simply put, they took the worry out of the process and saved us time and money…”

Good friends recommended The College Planning Network to my wife and me. They conveyed a sense of relief at having experienced professionals handle the college funding process from start to finish. It can be overwhelming. My wife and I, too, have been very happy with the decision to utilize their services. We found ourselves comfortable … Read more

“They have been very good at listening and understanding our individual family issues.”

I like CPN because I have enough on my plate already. They have been able to give us options that we were unaware existed. I like “think” time and I do not feel pressure to make decisions. They have been very good at listening and understanding our individual family issues. We now have a game … Read more

“They also enabled our daughter to go to Case Western, which was a school we were not even considering due to the high tuition…”

We are a middle class/double income family and we did have some money saved for our three daughters’ college. Like many of you, we anticipated there wasn’t much we could do but pay the bills and take out loans when our savings ran out. But after listening to the advice from the college specialists at … Read more

“Three short months and success beyond our wildest expectations!”

Dear Mr. Blumenthal: My wife and I had serious concerns about the formidable task of getting our daughter through the college application process and financing her education. Several months back now, her high school sent home a notice about how to register for one of Mr. Weingold’s webinars. We watched and listened and became more … Read more

“CPN has reduced the amount of stress associated with the entire college process.”

We have just begun working with CPN. Already we have received help that we would not have known about. We received information on how to reduce our estimated family contribution. We also have access to the DISCOVER program, which is a great resource for our daughter in researching colleges and writing a resume. CPN suggested … Read more

“My son just received word that he has been accepted Early Decision at Colorado College, and we received excellent financial aid…”

Hi Colleen and Kristen – just want to thank you for all your great work keeping me organized and focused with kind reminders and even some patient reassurance with all my last minute questions. My son just received word that he has been accepted Early Decision at Colorado College, and we received excellent financial aid … Read more

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