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College Planning Network

The nation’s premier provider of college admissions and financial aid services, College Planning Network works with families and very select college funding specialists to offer the most comprehensive college planning assistance available. We make your family’s goals for higher education more attainable and more 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 CollegeStats.org.

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

“CPN was a tremendous help and they even appeared to have fun helping us!”

Sitting in on the free Tele-Workshop made me realize that the college search and the financial preparations were much more daunting than I realized. CPN was a tremendous help and they even appeared to have fun helping us! We created timelines for the college search, and The College Planning Network completed and submitted my FAFSA … 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

“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

“We give you guys a lot of credit and tell all that will listen about you guys.”

Hi Pam, Thanks, we just found out, over the weekend, that Mackenzie was also accepted to the University of San Diego. She is “totally” excited. Thanks again for all you’re doing and to your organization. We give you guys a lot of credit and tell all that will listen about you guys

“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

“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

“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

“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.

“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

“…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

“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

“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

“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

“…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

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