About College Planning Experts
Founded in 2004, College Planning Experts is dedicated to preparing, inspiring, and connecting students to college and opportunity. Our mission is to simplify the college admissions process and to make college affordable, one family at a time.
While our company has grown over the past 11 years from one employee to a full team of employees, we all share the same passion for helping deserving students.
We love seeing our CPE kids succeed! To this day College Planning Experts has served over 5,000 students and their parents, 75 high schools, and multiple community colleges. We have done so through our services in career assessment, college admissions guidance, financial aid advisement, strategic college funding programs, educational teaching opportunities, and scholarship fundraising. What it comes down to is this: we help families realize their dream of having a child get accepted to his/her dream school and having that child graduate from college, on time and with the least amount of debt possible.
Awards and Features
Since our founding College Planning Experts has grown to be the go-to source for college planning and strategic college funding.
We have consulted on college admissions and financial aid planning on a number of local and regional platforms. We have been featured/ interviewed for The Los Angeles Times, The Daily News, The Signal Newspaper in Santa Clarita, Good Day L.A., CNN, Channel 11 Fox News, SCV TV in Santa Clarita, the K.H.T.S. Radio Show (AM 1220), the USA network, Bravo, The E! Network, ABC family, The Food Network, TLC, Tru TV, VH1, Animal Planet, Lifetime Movie Network, and Oxygen.
In addition to our media accolades, College Planning Experts has helped to raise over $150,000 in charitable contributions for many non-profit organizations. Our founder, Brian Safdari, has been awarded by former U.S. Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon, Assemblyman Cameron Smyth, the California State Assembly, the County of Los Angeles, the California State Senate, the California Legislative, the City of Los Angeles, and the City of Santa Clarita.