About College Planning Network, LLC

College Planning Network, LLC was co-founded by Scott Weingold, a noted financial aid and college planning expert who’s been ranked the #1 “College Financial Aid Expert Worth Knowing About” in the entire country by CollegeStats.org.

Scott and the rest of the College Planning Network team set out years ago to create the internet’s most comprehensive and objective web site for college-bound students and their parents.

Along the way, Scott’s actionable insights & candid, honest approach have earned him & his team numerous media interviews, citations, and speaking opportunities, and his free online video workshop is one of the Internet’s most widely viewed pieces in the college funding space.

From the rising cost of college to the complex rules and regulations of college financing, there’s no shortage of challenges facing students planning to go to college.

It’s no wonder students – and their parents – are in hot pursuit of college funding solutions…   Information they can take advantage of to both ensure enrollment… and to lower the overall cost of college.

That’s where College Made Simple – the free educational resource of the College Planning Network, LLC – comes in.

It’s been our goal since inception to offer the most profound college admissions and financial aid information on the entire world wide web.  It’s also been our goal to become the “Total College Funding Solution” for students and parents.

Today, we’re proud to report, there’s no other outfit in the U.S. that comes close to achieving this.

Here’s a look at just a few of the things the College Planning Network does – from the college financing side to the admission side…

  • Helps parents and students navigate the complex and time-consuming college admissions and financial aid processes.
  • Designs plans – tailored to each family’s financial situation – that help families more easily afford to pay for their children’s education.
  • Helps students pick the school that’s the right “fit” for them… and their parents’ bank accounts.
  • Develops strategies designed to keep your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as low as possible.
  • Lets you know in advance – using our proprietary database – which schools will give your student money… and which ones won’t.
  • Maximizes your chances of receiving the best financial aid award offer possible, including appeal strategies and guidance (when the award offered by the college is deemed “unfair.”)
  • Offers student counseling services, as well as college application reviews, proprietary SAT & ACT prep courses, private one-on-one coaching & admission essay critiquing.

By the way, the information on this site is free. We ask you to explore our research, and hope that you’ll take away valuable insights that will help you and your child’s college goals.

Kind regards,

Scott Weingold
Co-Founder, College Planning Network LLC.

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Bio of Scott Weingold, Co-Founder, College Planning Network, LLC

Scott Weingold has been ranked the #1 “College Financial Aid Expert Worth Knowing About” in the entire country by CollegeStats.org. He has co-authored the book, “The Real Secret To Paying For College. The Insider’s Guide To Sending Your Child To College – Without Spending Your Life’s Savings.”  Scott also publishes a popular free online e-course, “College Funding Made Simple” which reveals insider’s tips, methods, and strategies for beating the high cost of college.

Scott is the co-founder and a principal of the widely renown College Planning Network, LLC – the nation’s largest and most reputable college admissions and financial aid planning firm. CPN is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, the National Association of College Funding Advisors, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the National Ethics Bureau and the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education.

Scott, along with his college funding advisory team, helps thousands of families throughout the country with their college planning needs and offers a series of free educational webinars and workshops on “How To Pay For College Without Going Broke In The Process!” He’s been featured or mentioned in CNN Money, Smart Money, Reuters, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Yahoo News, TheStreet.com, Fox Connecticut, Sun Sentinel, Voice America, San Francisco Chronicle, Crain’s Cleveland Business, Minnesota Public Radio, American Banking & Market News, and on Cleveland Connection. Scott has published numerous articles and is a professional speaker who has addressed thousands of audiences online and offline throughout the United States. His actionable insights and candid, open approach have earned him & his team numerous media interviews, citations, and speaking opportunities, and his free online video workshop is one of the Internet’s most widely viewed pieces in the college funding space.