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College Planning of Greater Long Beach

We cannot adequately express our gratitude to the staff at College Planning of Greater Long Beach & CPN for their help in securing college funding for our three children. They reduced our EFC by over $25,000 by completing the FAFSA correctly! In addition, they were able to simplify the complicated financial aid jargon and offer ways to pay for college while still maintaining our lifestyle. They are always available to address any questions or concerns and have assured us we will survive having three kids in college at the same time. Thank you three times over!!

~ Robert & Tammy S.


When we attended College Planning of Greater Long Beach 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. Skip was the presenter. He was knowledgeable and gave many "free" tips and techniques in the live Workshop. After an hour of an informative session, we chose to hire Skip along with The College Planning Network to help us through the College Funding process. They gave us tips and techniques of lowering our EFC that we would normally not have known about. By lowering our EFC we have saved our family 10’ s thousands of dollars in college funding.

~ Ronald G.


Good friends recommended College Planning of Greater Long Beach 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 discussing our financials and very pleased with their counseling and recommendations. We all have our expertise. It was nice to know that when the time came to need someone else’s expertise, College Planning of Greater Long Beach and CPN was there to assist. Simply put, they took the worry out of the process and saved us time and money we wouldn’t have otherwise known to be possible.

~ Bill & Vicki P..


We have just begun working with College Planning of Greater Long Beach and 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 different options for studying for the SAT and ACT. Most of all, Skip has reduced the amount of stress associated with the entire college process.

~ Pete & Wanda L..


We have had a very positive experience with College Planning of Greater Long Beach, 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 from the advice and council of our advisors at College Planning of Greater Long Beach and, as a consequence, she has several good choices and a nice package of grants and scholarship money to consider. We would highly recommend the College Planning of Greater Long Beach group for anyone who wants to target the best options for their child's college experience.

~ Dawn & Jim B..


We came to Skip and CPN in early 2006 to help us develop a financial plan to cover the cost of two college educations. We had one child in college as a sophomore and a second child ready to start as a college freshman in the fall of 2006. We knew our current plan of just taking out government loans to pay for their education was not going to work without significantly impacting our current household budget. Skip helped us fill out the FAFSA forms and provided some financial advice to optimize the use of government loans and school assistance to minimize the financial impact to our household budget. Skip helped us put together a plan that provides an education for our children and peace of mind for us.

~ Chad & Cyndi H..