College Planning Experts
  • Mission

    Founded in 2004, College Planning Experts is dedicated to preparing, inspiring, and connecting students to college and opportunity. Our mission is to make college affordable one family at a time.


    College Planning Experts serves over 1,430 students and their parents, 73 high schools, and multiple community colleges, through services in college admission, guidance, assessment, financial aid, enrollment, teaching and learning. In addition, we provide financial aid guidance to assist students and their family in realizing their dream of graduating on time from college, with the least amount of debt possible.

    What sets College Planning Experts apart?

    • We are the original, largest and longest standing college planning firm in the greater Los Angeles area
    • Vision and innovation are critical to our effectiveness in an ever-changing environment; we have present-day expertise in the college planning process
    • All of our services are provided in house, giving our families direct access to our experienced team
    • Our team holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees, along with Pupil Personnel Services Credentials and College Counseling Certificates
    • Our staff is comprised of former university and college financial aid officers, former public and private high school counselors and a Financial Aid Fundamentals Instructor at UCLA
    • Hands on experience with NCAA, DIV I, II, III requirements and recruitment techniques
    • We are a passionate, diverse, young staff focused on building lasting relationships with students and their families

    What We Do

    Student Planning and Positioning

    • Unlimited one-on-one counseling with our College Counselor
    • Guidance with and access to our proprietary Student Positioning Software with built in Interests, Values, Skills and Personality assessments that find your “best fit” college offering a balance of academic fit and financial affordability
    • A major and career assessment supporting students in planning their major, future occupation, salary and lifestyle preferences
    • Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) – Get leverage over other students by using SEM to increase your chances of getting accepted to your top choice college
    • Access to all College Admission Preparation Seminars offered
    • Personal college essay review and critique
    • Personal college admissions mock interview
    • Guides for SAT/ACT Preparation, College Selection, College Visits, Interviews, Scholarships, Athletics, Admissions, etc.
    • College due dates reports tailored to your college list
    • Access to our ongoing teleconferences, webinars and weekly emails
    • Exclusive College Planning Exposed E-Newsletter emailed monthly that covers tips on getting accepted into the best colleges, ways for searching for grants and scholarships and tips for making your college cost affordable

    Financial Aid Coaching, Preparation & Awards Analysis

    • One-on-one, all questions answered meetings with our financial aid and college funding specialists
    • Unlimited FAFSA and CSS Profile submissions by the priority deadline, along with FAFSA IRS Data Retrieval updates
    • Assistance and guidance in filling out any required financial aid institutional documents requested by the college
    • Your personalized College Funding Planning Report (CFPR) - our exclusive report with data directly from the college that reveals how much aid that college gives
    • Data Verification Session for financial aid forms filing
    • Senior Year Financial Aid Season Seminar – A clients only event for navigating the financial aid award process
    • Access to the “The Awards Scrapbook” - previous award letters from colleges for reference purposes
    • A one-on-one “Awards Analysis” meeting to analyze awards and determine the best value school
    • Access to our Appeal Letter Generator which generates your specific appeal letter, if needed
    • Identify effective strategies tailored to your specific situation to pay for college

  • Questions? Give us a call at
    (661) 295-9946


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