About College Financing Group
Founded in 2008, College Financing Group’s consultants provide independent, confidential expertise saving you time and money paying for college. We completely detail all financial aid applications, navigate with you the many different processes, reviewing the numerous award letters from the various colleges and more importantly sharing over 20 years of financial aid/educational financing expertise. We are your financial assistance advocates every step of the way!
College Financing Group representatives conveniently meet in person with college bound families, as well as utilize technology to make all services as client friendly as possible.
College Financing Group is a fee based consulting firm and is not affiliated with any financial institution.
Andy Leardini, Founder
Andy Leardini has over 20 years of financial aid, educational lending and consumer lending banking experience. Andy is well-known in the financial aid community for his high level of service and lending knowledge. His experience includes working for a national student loan servicer at Nelnet and serving many years as a Financial Aid Client Relationship Manager for M&T Bank. While at both Nelnet and M&T Bank, Andy received Regional and National awards for his outstanding performance in working with financial aid clients.
College Financing Group’s Expertise
Our job is to help you navigate the financial aid process with ease and precision.
The financial aid process is more complicated and confusing than ever. The FAFSA form alone, for instance, has four full pages of instructions. And yet, according to the Department of Education, far too many applicants still make mistakes – an alarming fact considering that correctly completing the FAFSA form could mean more financial aid for you or your child.
We will work one-on-one with you to provide services from the most basic, such as accurately completing and submitting financial aid applications, to the more complex, including explaining your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Our ultimate goal is to educate and prepare you, so that you can make informed choices and pay for college using all available federal, state, and institutional financial aid.