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January 16, 2012
My experience with almost anything these days is one never gets what one expects or pays for. It has made me a bit cynical. I was introduced to College Planning Experts via a seminar at our local high school while our girls were in 11th grade. I did not realize how woefully unprepared I was for sending my twin girls to college. As I have stated, I was a bit skeptical with all they promised they could do for me. My 2 girls have very different roads and one of my girls decided she wanted to go to the local Community college. My other daughter with a 4.5GPA had her sights set on going away. With the average cost of tuition and living expenses being $35,000-$48,000 a year I figured I had nothing to lose to at least sit down and discuss in greater detail what they thought they could do to help our situation. But I still maintained my skepticism. Fast forward 2 years down the line. Both my girls are freshman in college. One is indeed at our local Community college while the other is living away at a UC school. The strategies that were recommended to us and put in place have enabled us to give our daughter her dream. Something we thought impossible was made possible due to the education and strategies we received at College Planning Experts. Very often when something sounds too good to be true, it is. But in this instance they delivered on everything they promised. The fee I was charged was nominal compared to the results that we received. Every single person on staff is polite and responsive. I am a person of faith and I truly believe that God put me at that particular seminar so that my daughter could realize her dream of becoming a physician. I continue to be ever grateful for the guidance we receive from College Planning Experts. Not only did they meet my expectations, they surpassed them.
Desiree Kane, Chatsworth CA
October 11, 2012
I have been a client of College Planning for about 5 years now and Brian Safdari, the owner is so helpful and knowledgeable about many things besides college planning. He has gone above and beyond in helping me and my family in many things, college planning plus. I have seen his business grow through the years. His office staff is very friendly, prompt and knowledgeable as well.
Lisa Woodcox, Castaic CA
March 29, 2013
We’ve been more than satisfied with College Planning Experts so far. Our son is in eleventh grade, and Brian and his team have been terrific in explaining the process and in laying the groundwork. We feel so much more at ease about the challenge of funding college expenses for both of our children. The staff is very warm and accommodating and takes the time to thoroughly explain what needs to be done. High recommend!
Scott Fields, Los Angeles CA
October 24, 2011
College Planning Experts are great in assisting me with my College essays. So far, I’ve received quick responses to every email I’ve sent, filled with attentive feedback that focused on specific areas that needed improvement. They’ve been of the utmost help.
Leah Zeffren, Los Angeles CA
May 2, 2012
Our family has been introduced to the services of College Planning Experts year ago. If I try to describe how helpful and useful their services were I will need to spend at least 6 hours in front of the computer typing. I short and according to my experience, it is a guideline through the maze of paperwork, deadlines and, what is the most important, great help when it comes to making correct decision among so many options. Their global overview of the process in connection with step by step instructions for each milestone are definitely worth the time and money one spends trying to manage the job on one’s own. We would recommend it to anyone at any time!
Vladimir Kasperovich, Rolling Hills Estates
April 2, 2012
It is really great that there are companies like Brian’s College Planning experts that can help you plan your son or daughter’s college future. It really makes sense to have someone like Brian and his team guide you through the process and let you know what the pitfalls are and how to get around them. If you want the best for your child having an expert tell you the pros and cons about the college you apply to is very advantageous in determine which is a better choice. They make it a lot easier to make an educated decision and I would recommend them to any family looking or planning for a college education.
Marc See, North Hills CA
November 9, 2011
The staff at College Planning Experts has been very courteous and helpful. Every step is broken down easily to navigate the process of planning the applications and finances. My husband and I were overwhelmed by how college planning has changed over the years and have greatly benefited from their help. I recommend this service to anyone with high school students who are planning on attending college/university. My other recommendation is to start earlier than 12th grade.
Tammy Roach, Valencia CA
January 3, 2011
They’re a great company! They are so helpful, especially when it comes to college essays as well as financial help. I recently signed up with them, and already they have been such a great help to me. My essays have become stronger, and I feel more confident as well. I don’t feel intimated by the college process. They break it down and make it super easy for the students. They are just an amazing group of people who are always ready to help.
Cindy Mijangos, Saugus CA
September 15, 2011
Brian Safdari with College Planning Experts has been invaluable to our family. He helped us gain the confidence to apply to an out of state college and taught us how to get the most “free money” from that college. Without his encouraging us, we wouldn’t have known the steps involved to go through this process. She is happy and well-adjusted there and even recently met her fiancé. Brian’s level of professionalism is unmatched. He is always available to answer questions or concerns in a timely manner and even continues to help us with the college process throughout her college career. We are so very grateful for Brian Safdari and College Planning Experts…words just can’t adequately express. I would definitely recommend the company to any family facing the difficult college options decision.
John and Denise Turner, Valencia CA
September 6, 2011
The first time I opened a financial application my heart sank. There had to be an easier way to get through the jungle. And there is. College Planning Experts did not just take away the fear of College Applications but also took care of the forms and submitting financial applications. They displayed exceptional skill in dealing with divorced parents and the sensitivity it requires around financial matters. My daughter is a sophomore in College and we will remain with College Planning Experts throughout her entire College years. There is no way I would try to do this on my own and their service has paid for itself several times over as they helped us to secure several merit based scholarships. Thank you College Planning Experts!
Beate Chellette, Culver City CA
December 8, 2012
Going into college as a freshman, I had NO clue about what to do when it came to financial aid. My parents felt the same way because it was all new territory for them. My parents stumbled upon information about Brian and College Planning Experts then immediately became intrigued. We read wonderful things about him and how helpful he was with such a nerve wracking part of college. After attending one of his seminars, we went to see him and his staff and was immediately put at ease. He made everything sound so easy! It’s amazing to look back now and think about how much they helped us thru this process for the last 4 years. Brian and his staff are amazing and extremely nice. They are always willing to answer questions that you have. We couldn’t have done it without them!
Amanda Arroyo, Saugus CA
August 8, 2012
Brian, I know I have thanked you for your advice in the past but Chapman was the “PERFECT” choice of schools for Dominique. She is an academic kid, not athletic and it was the perfect match. Last year President Doti of Chapman presented her with an award for a story she wrote and last week, she was chosen as the “Student to Watch” and given some type of grant for a project of her choice related to her major. So she is doing so well and really carved out a great little life in Orange County with some great college kids. So, Thank you for your advice as when we had that list of 15 colleges, narrowed it to 10 and actually put Chapman back on after we took it off……, you always said, I’d pick Chapman if it was me…… It has turned out to be a great school for all of us. Thank you for all your help.
Dean Marinello and Christina Jahn, Stevenson Ranch CA
May 15, 2012
We were not sure that a college planner would be able to help us. I had heard from my co-workers…”We make too much money. You are wasting your time.” Well, they were wrong. See the letter below that I sent to Brian and his team. Hello Brian and Staff, Please find attached, our son’s final award letter from California Lutheran University. The total is $48208.00! It actually more than covers his tuition, housing and fees this year. We are so happy and cannot thank you enough for all the help your awesome team provided us with. We tell anyone who will listen about your services. I encourage them to seek out the private Universities, which is something we did not think was possible.
Thanks again, Jackie Walker, Northridge CA
September 9, 2011
My dad signed me up for the College Planning Experts back in 2007 when I was still high school. I didn’t think I really needed them but now that I’m halfway through college, I can honestly say I couldn’t have made it this far without them. They’re always so helpful and the genuinely care about each and every student. They are amazing and truly get results! Go to them if you want your child to have a successful college experience. You won’t be sorry.
Brooke Weston, Simi Valley CA
March 12, 2012
The information provided was very valuable, and well worth the time spent. Several of our families made very positive comments about the presentation that they attended. I would highly recommend Brian and his staff to schools or organizations that have a desire to help students meet their dream of funding their higher education.
Deb Clarkson VVCS (Victor Valley Christian School)