Testimonials

“We never thought that we would be able to afford to send our daughter Angela to a four year college let alone a big ten school. One morning over coffee our next-door neighbors told us about College Bound Funding, and how they had helped them with their daughter. We were initially pretty skeptical about the idea of hiring a consultant to help us, but we could never figure out how our neighbors were able to afford that Ivy League school. CBFS walked us through every step of the process, from matching us with the schools that would be the best fit for our daughter, to showing us the most appropriate options for lowering our costs. All through the process they were very patient and understanding and our personal counselor never let us down.”          
       
 Jennifer & Mario V. – Hinsdale 

“My husband and I were in the process of struggling with a new business start-up, and it seemed like there were not enough hours in the day. Our oldest son had just started his senior year in high school and mentioned during breakfast that his best friend was planning on going to an out of state college. My husband and I looked at each other in complete disbelief; our son was talking about colleges! We found a college-funding workshop being offered through our local park district, and were so relieved to find someone who could help us get back on track and on schedule. Thanks CBFS!”                                                  
 Marry S. – Orland Park 

“We had been looking at an in-state four-year college for our daughter who was interested in engineering. After our meeting with CBFS they recommended that we contact an out of state big ten school with a great engineering program. It turned out that they were willing to offer us a much better deal than our original in-state option.”
 Annette and Michael R. – Downers Grove 

“My son had taken the PSAT exam at his school and received a pretty low score. We had received an invitation several months ago to attend a free college planning seminar at our local library. Unfortunately I didn’t attend the event but held onto the invitation. After seeing my sons test scores, I went looking for it to see if they might be able to help us. Two weeks later we sat down with a College Funding Counselor from CBFS, I was surprised at how much time they spent talking with both my son and I about what he wanted to get out of college. I didn’t know that he was interested in teaching! He realized that he was going to have to get his grades up if we were ever going to afford college. Before we left their office they helped my son enroll in an SAT prep course and gave him some other ideas for helping him prepare. On the ride home my son actually apologized to me for not taking the PSAT more seriously! My only regret is that my wife was not in the car with us to hear him say it.”  
Jeffrey K. – Oak Brook 

“Our financial situation was very complicated due to our involvement with several small businesses and startups in progress. We had pre-planned and saved for our children’s college educations, but decided to attend one of CBFS’s workshops “just in case”. We were shocked when we found out that, due to the formulas used for financial aid eligibility, we could basically be penalized for our college savings. CBFS worked with our daughter to help her with her college search, and was able to wade through and re-allocate assets, and substantially improve financial aid eligibility in a fair, legal and equitable manner. We are confident that our pre-planned education assets will now not be depleted prematurely. We are so glad for CBFS’s help, and for the excellent follow up when additional information and yearly FAFSA is required.”  

Wendy and Markus S. – Hinsdale 

“I figured that we were never going to qualify for financial aid for our son because of our income and assets. My business partner told me about College Bound Funding Solutions and how they had helped him and his wife lower his daughter’s tuition costs last year. Not only did they show us how to lower our out of pocket cost but they also showed us how to qualify for federal financial aid. These people saved us thousands in out of pocket costs in the first year alone!”  

Anthony P. – Park Ridge 

“With two students in high school, the thought of having them enter college back to back was keeping me up at night. After speaking with College Bound Funding, I was able to relax, listen to their advice, and face the next several years with the knowledge that I have made some preliminary choices regarding our financial situation to at least maximize our chances at lowering our EFC. Also, having professionals work with my son, energize him, and help navigate him towards the college admission process has been very valuable. Parents get tired of being the heavy and appear to be "lecturing". Having an outsider take an interest has instilled a sense of excitement, if not urgency. I would recommend this service to any non-independently wealthy parents of future college students.”  
Angela C. – Westmont 

“Our experience with College Bound Funding Solutions has helped our family at multiple levels of the college planning process. CBFS has helped us make the best college choice for our daughter. Our assets have been retained for our retirement. More grant and scholarship monies were received from her college. The biggest benefit is that they counseled us through the FAFSA process, helping us receive the lowest EFC for the past three years. We feel more confident starting the process again with our junior and know we can get factual answers to new questions.”  
Sara and Tim J. – Oak Brook