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ΑI. Α.

Hemet, CA

“Shelly helped me a lot with my application process and she is very knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend anyone needs assist for UC application and CSU application go to the Expert College Planner.

Carlos C

San Francisco, CA

EDFIN is great and are there to help you with school finances and keep you on track with high quality service!

Bob B.

San Francisco, CA

Made my switch from high school to college much easier and much less stressful and miserable:)

Ram D.

"Great service. Instead of worrying about all the financial stuff coming on to the school year, I was able to just focus on my education. They handled everything for me!"

Salma S.

Temecula, CA

EDFIN has been super helpful so far guiding me on my path to a good university. Shelly is always there to answer my questions and concerns about anything school related which is reassuring in such stressful times.

Noemi L

We are happy with the services that Shelly Rufin has given us, it is very effective, when she interviews the student she realizes that she needs help to achieve her goals, my daughter is just in her first year of university, some obstacles, but she helped us quickly and it was resolved, I recommend her, she's really good at her job.

Marie A. W.

Shelly is a very passionate business woman and has this amazing drive in helping students with their grants for college. She is very personable and fun to work with. Her optimistic outlook creates a higher level when it comes to motivating and guiding the future leaders of our community. She is an expert and experienced when it comes to college planning.

Lesley P.

I really appreciate all the help Shelly has given me! I am currently in a community college and am about to transfer to a university and she has really made the transition smoother! I can't thank her enough for the patience she has had and taking the time to walk us through each step! Thank you Shelly, as well as the whole EDFIN employees because you truly are a backbone to the company as well!

Marlena M.

Shelly. Her systems are amazing! She really has her follow through down. She is organized, she studies, and knows all the standards, regulations and how to get financial aid. Many people do not understand how early you need to prepare for college- what colleges are looking for on your application, etc. She knows funding sources and is updating every year! She even handles student housing issues if you don't want to! Who does that? She is organized, even text you to remind you of what you need to be doing.

Dawn S.

"Shelly was very helpful with me when I called to get information for a situation I had with my daughter who is a newer college student. Because I am not a college graduate and had no expertise or experience in this area, Shelly made it easy and clear as to what our next steps would be with the situation at hand. I appreciate her kindness and her eagerness to assist us, while we only contacted her for a consultation."

Lesley P.

I really appreciate all the help Shelly has given me! I am currently in a community college and am about to transfer to a university and she has really made the transition smoother! I can't thank her enough for the patience she has had and taking the time to walk us through each step! Thank you Shelly, as well as the whole EDFIN employees because you truly are a backbone to the company as well!

Heidi J.

Hi I'm Heidi Johnson-Schmidt. I am currently going into my 3rd year at San Diego State University and majoring in Athletic Training. This past year I was accepted into the very prestigious and rigorous Athletic Training program at SDSU and as well held an internship with San Diego Sports Medicine. These accomplishments could not have been completed without the help from EDFIN. I began working with EDFIN at the end of my 1st year of college. I came to seek help from EDFIN because going into my 1st year of college, I had already accumulated $10,000 in student loans. Like most students I was unaware of the extra grants and financial help I could receive from my college. I did receive financial aid from my school, but it was not enough to pay for my living expenses, text books, and other school materials. At the time pulling out student loans seemed to be the only solution to my problem. This was until I started working with EDFIN. EDFIN helped me with my college finances and showed me all the many more possibilities of aid I could receive from my college than what I was currently receiving. For my 2nd year of college my tuition was 100% paid for and now going into my 3rd year, by working with EDFIN I have received the full amount of financial aid there is to offer. My tuition and living expenses will be 100% paid for and EDFIN is continuing to help me find scholarships to reduce my student loans. Without EDFIN, paying for my education would be very hard, frustrating, and would put a strain on my Education. So I would like to thank EDFIN for all their hard work and effort they put into helping me reach my educational goals.

Tanya L

KIND WORDS FROM CLIENTS

EDFIN College Planning is a fabulous organization offering a much needed service. The cost and competition for a quality college education continues to rise. As a single mom on a fixed budget I struggle with planning for my child's education. My daughter is smart and curious and deserves the advantage that higher education will offer. EDFIN provides financial planning, student counseling and test preparation. It is never too early to start planning for your child's future. Shelly Ruffin is passionate and driven to see our kids succeed. It is an amazing thing that you do. Thank you!"

Jay V.

"Excellent services provided for college students, such as myself, who need assistance with the financial aspect of college. Their services include, and are not limited to, FAFSA applications to overlooking financial awards. Through this, they ensure that students receive the best financial benefits they need for the school year. As I have been helped by EDFIN for almost four years now, they have helped and guided me through college in that I wouldn't have to worry about my financial situation, such as having to pay out of pocket for tuition. Additionally, any questions or concerns I would have would be resolved with their help. Overall, for students having doubts about going to college due to financial limitations, they should consult with EDFIN and find out how their services can help them.

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