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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

“…Having professionals work with my son, energize him, and help navigate him towards the college admission process has been very valuable.”

With two students in high school, the thought of having them enter college back to back was keeping me up at night. After attending a free Tele-Workshop and talking with The College Planning Network, I was able to relax, listen to their advice, and face the next several years with the knowledge that I have … Read more

“I cannot thank you enough for the help and support you have offered me…”

Hi Sara, I cannot thank you enough for the help and support you have offered me in the past few weeks. I especially appreciate the way you provided true compassion when I was at my rope’s end. You went beyond anything I would expect from a business organization, Thank you so very much. Now for … Read more

“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

“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

“I found myself saying “this sounds too good to be true. What’s the catch?” There was no “catch”, just a detailed total plan of lowering our Expected Family Contribution…”

As many parents with children getting closer to going to college, we were setting away money for their education, but as we found out, not nearly enough for the astronomical prices that we have now been exposed to. Faced with the fact that our Family Contribution could be as high as $25k per year for … Read more

“I have been very pleased with the level of service I have received from CPN…”

Jodi, Thanks for your prompt responses to all of my questions. I have been very pleased with the level of service I have received from CPN since enrolling last week. Have a great week! Barb

“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

“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

“We would highly recommend the CPN group for anyone who wants to target the best options for their child’s college experience.”

We have had a very positive experience with CPN, particularly by comparison with our previous attempt to select/fund college by ourselves. Our son selected his college and obtained his aid through his parents’ advice. The school turned out to be an inappropriate choice and a very expensive mistake. Our daughter, two years younger, has benefited … 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

“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

“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.

“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

“…It looks like we will not have to pay anything or take out any loans this year!”

Hi Scott! I just wanted to let you know that we just got the first award letter back for the 2007 and 2008 school year for Breanne and Allison. They have received so much in aid that it looks like we will not have to pay anything or take out any loans this year! I … Read more

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