What Families Are Saying

Learn what other parents of college-bound students are saying about CPN

“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 to investigate what CPN has to offer.

We started using CPN three years ago and continue to utilize their services as our older daughter now will enter her junior year in college and our younger daughter enters her senior year of high school. From the beginning of the college search, through the college selection, the procedures required to apply for admission, all the required college forms, and the methods of applying for scholarships, grants, and loans, CPN has been a major advisor upon all of our decisions.

The approach CPN utilizes is a personal and a very thorough review, taking into consideration all of the aspects of the search process, including the desires of the pre-college student, the long term cost of the education, the impact of the financial cost upon the family, and most importantly – an emphasis upon how these goals can be accomplished while maintaining the financial viability of the family.

The funding of college education is an overwhelming task. CPN assists by providing a complete review of the process. With the services of CPN, we will meet the goals of having both of our children attend quality schools and the financial burden will be minimized and viable for all concerned.

~ The Andrus Family

“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 firmly convinced that we were about to enter some very deep water. What we truly appreciated in taking the first step with CPN was its promise to tell us honestly whether the use of its services would be beneficial to us. Are we every glad it decided that it would be.

Our encounter with Rob, who helped us to determine whether CPN was right for us was a very rewarding experience. With the colleges my daughter is considering, Rob showed how, depending on our demonstrable family need, it could cost less to send our daughter to Tufts (MA) than Marquette (WI). Eye opening. Rob helped us realize that our task would be to best position ourselves to have as low a family contribution as possible and that with CPN’s help we would likely be able to achieve that objective.

Enter Gordy. He took our information and almost instantaneously developed a plan that could end up saving us as much as $7,000 per year, if not more. His plan, at least to us, was sheer genius. It reduces our family contribution, provides a vehicle for funding our daughter’s education, increases the potential for merit based aid and protects our asset. Holy Cow!

You have very capable individuals in Rob and Gordy and we are blessed to have the privilege of benefiting from their talents. Please know that we are very pleased with our CPN experience (and our daughter isn’t even in college yet) and can’t imagine how things could be any better. We are so pleased, in fact, that we are recommending your firm’s services to other families that we know – who will have the advantage of getting your help, if they are smart enough to so elect, before their son or daughter is a senior.

Three short months and success beyond our wildest expectations! Thank you very much.

Very truly yours,

Mark K.

“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 two college students. In reviewing my situation with the CPN professionals, we were able to make adjustments in my financial situation to improve – which meant reduce – the magical Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number for both children. We got subsidized versus unsubsidized loans which will save a lot of interest over the long-term. Additionally, we were also able to improve my overall family financial situation by paying off debt and readjusting our strategies for retirement. Thank you.

~ The Maskulka Family

“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

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