Testimonials

It’s been our privilege to serve thousands of families across the nation.

Here are just a few who were gracious enough to write a short testimony for us to share with you.

PARENT NAME(S) CLASS OF HIGH SCHOOL COMMENTS
Scott & Lynn Schrader

2012

Aliso Niguel HS Great info. They sure know their stuff
Buck and Carin Rogers

2012

Alta Loma HS GetCollegeFunding has been an invaluable resource in positioning us to fund all three of our kids college educations. The counsel that we have received has saved us tens of thousands of dollars! Calling them five years ago was one of the best investments I have ever made.
Vincent Renteria

2013

Canyon HS It didn’t take long after we arrived to realize that we we’re in the exact place we needed to be to further our college planning journey. The Bottorfs listened intently to everything we had to say, and then explained in detail their answers. They are very capable and provide top notch services at a great …
Juli Chaplinski

2014

Canyon HS I’ve been to other college seminars and none were as knowledgeable or as helpful as Get College Funding. They are current on all areas of college preparedness.
I would definitely recommend Get College Funding, in fact I have to my friends!
Lisa Graham

2016

Canyon HS We walked away with some very valuable information. We also appreciated that fact that you did not try to sell us on more services while we were there! We have already recommended you to our friends and will continue to do so. We also love that you are Christians and have a heart for The Lord!
Gail Hockerman

2014

Capistrano Valley Christian School We had already done lots of research on colleges, FAFSA, etc., so the Review confirmed alot of this info and gave us some new things to consider. And, our son hearing things from an expert was very good for him.
James Lorentzen

2011

Capistrano Valley HS GCF has optimized the most critical information for both parents and students and they’ve brought it to you in innovative, digital ways that work.
Ann Myers

2012

Capistrano Valley HS We found the seminars and consultations with the GetCollegeFunding team members to be very helpful during this exciting but complicated process. It was great to have a resource ”team” like this to refer too as well as being able to call on.
Brent Boisen

2015

Capistrano Valley HS The GetCollegeFunding people are very nice and helpful. I was very stressed about my daughter getting into college, but now we are moving forward in the right direction.
Susan Bayaa

2015

Capistrano Valley HS I really benefited from him a lot. He opened my eyes on a lot of stuff and showed me the way to be ahead of the game. I wish I have met you a long time when I had my first son.
Elize Kikkert

2016

Capistrano Valley HS Josh and I thank you for your valuable information. Will definitely use your services and expertise.
Hayden Hess

2016

Capistrano Valley HS So much current and relevant information shared.
Shaila Nagarkar

2016

Capistrano Valley HS I was impressed with Get College Funding and their focus on other schools that don’t always carry the big name.
Susan Goldstein

2013

Corona del Mar HS Thank you so much for meeting with me. I did learn a bunch and I will proceed with booking an appointment.
Kent and Cathy Larson

2010

Costa Mesa HS Thanks in part to GetCollegeFunding, Jonathan is in his third year at UCSD and was able to get full funding for the three years there. He had about 10 interviews last week and has been offered full-time positions with Google, Amazon, Cisco and several other tech companies. We are very grateful for the time you gave to our family.
Joynell Rice

2014

Cypress HS It took the fear and panic away. I feel a lot more prepared now. Looking forward to more meetings and picking your brains clean!
Carol Hughes

2006

Dana Hills HS Tom and his wife Lawrene stand out as people of integrity, who have a passion to teach, assist and inspire parents (and their children) through the very stressful “college match” process. I was very impressed with the wealth of information he gave us.
Rhen and Serge Kohan

2008

Dana Hills HS GetCollegeFunding helped us analyze each university and what was offered, keep focus, prioritize, and understand the opportunities and college costs. We couldn’t have made it through those years without them.
Steve Fox

2010

Dana Hills HS We hired Tom and the GetCollegeFunding group when my son was a junior in high school. After determining a target group of schools, we received offers from 8 colleges. The detailed essay process was the differentiator. I totally recommend GetCollegeFunding.
Thomas Calva

2011

Dana Hills HS GCF has it all: Knowledge guidance and support second to . The guidance and counsel changed Alinas life forever, and we are so grateful. Thank You!
Liz Goetz

2012

Dana Hills HS I have used your services for both daughters and have been amazed by the wealth of information you offer and all my questions have been answered in such a timely and friendly manner.
Gail Moscoso

2014

Dana Hills HS I feel better after being steered in a direction and we are taking the next steps.
J Ferguson

2014

Dana Hills HS You hear so many different stories and rumors out there so I thought it was helpful to have an expert confirm all the things we thought we knew and you did just that.
Thank you.
Robert and Karen Myers

2014

Dana Hills HS Great and invaluable advice. We won’t wait so long to see you with our next child. Thank you so much!
L Binley

2014

Dana Hills HS With our EFC, we could use the help, and your team certainly brings a great depth of expertise. I have recommended you already!
Melody Bacon

2014

Dana Hills HS Though we are new clients we have already gone from feeling confused and overwhelmed to hopeful and excited about the college search experience.
Patricia Groos

2014

Dana Hills HS Thank you very much for showing us the possibilities.
Patti Cullen

2014

Dana Hills HS The review you provided for us was superb! It was extremely informative and positive. Our son Michael was thrilled and is motivated to improve his grades and we are all happy you gave us some solid direction. The review was full of vital details and tremendous support for every step along the way. You are an amazing resource!
Robert Winters

2014

Dana Hills HS Session confirmed what I learned from your site and allowed my daughters to hear from an unbiased 3rd person.
Sandy Tovey

2014

Dana Hills HS We enjoyed the meeting with Tom, as it helped clarify the road that lies ahead for college preparation. Very friendly, casual, informative and our daughter felt more confident about the future … They have a very casual, yet professional, style to their expert services and we love their convenient and beautiful office in the harbor. Sammy, the pet mascot dog, is the best welcoming committee!
Sherry Powers

2014

Dana Hills HS The process has been helpful and I’m glad we went, although it has taken me way out of my comfort zone and uncovered questions that I didn’t even know I had.
Wendy Crum

2014

Dana Hills HS Good information. Thanks for taking time to research the different schools for Taylor.
Audrey Brunier

2015

Dana Hills HS You have been a tremendous help, I am glad to have found you, and I look forward to working with you.
Judy Brown

2016

Dana Hills HS I also enjoyed Tom’s enthusiasm. It’s evident he enjoys his job!!
Andrea Avila

2017

Dana Hills HS Thank you so much for your flexibility with our appointment.
Nancy Adams

2009

Dana Hills HS PTSA GetCollegeFunding is fantastic. We have held many of their workshops at Dana Hills High and everyone loved the free information they received. I had parents coming up to me thanking me because they are so valuable.
Mehul and Alpa Sonawala

2012

Diamond Bar HS We have benefited tremendously in finding an excellent fit college for Kushal that meets his academic and research goals. Through the meticulous details and the timely follow ups, we could meet our goals for higher education and save time and money for Kushal as he pursues his B.S in Bioengineering at UCR.
Chris Moore

2013

Edison HS We are so happy with the top notch service we have received from GetCollegeFunding! Not only are the website tools user friendly, the seminars, webinars and the one-on-one consultations have been invaluable and insightful. Navigating the entire college selection and application process just got a whole lot easier! Thank you
Jeannette Price

2013

Edison HS I subscribed to GetCollegeFunding’s Virtual Counselor. The program is easy to use and includes tools for recording your student’s grades and test scores, as well as tools for helping your student to develop a realistic college list. There are also tools for helping to determine needs based and merit based financial aid.
Noreen Mason

2013

Edison HS Before Get College Funding we were so lost. Get College Funding helped so much! They really explained throughly everything we needed to know about the financial aspect of college. They answered any questions we had with detailed answers. Thanks for all the help!
Carolyn Rosenberg

2014

Edison HS It was very helpful and informative discussing financial aid and looking at colleges’ entering freshman statistics.
Cheryl Quiroz

2014

Edison HS It was great to be able to use Skype and have the convenience of being home. We learned a lot and have some tools to get going on college planning. You are a great resource with the FAQs and EFC calculator and Question of the Day!
Tracy Thomason

2014

Edison HS Tom, thank you so much for all of your advice and opening my daughters eyes to the numerous possibilities that she has to choose from. This weekend she got her 1st acceptance letter. She is thrilled.
Paul Gomez

2014

El Modena HS Your enthusiasm is engaging. Thank you for your passion to help students and families.
Guy Ball

2014

Foothill HS Great information. And it got Alex on board with the search. Not to mention we came up with some options we didn’t know or think about.
Bonnie Craddick

2009/2012

Homeschooled The expertise of GetCollegeFunding was invaluable in educating us as to financial choices and even helped us find the best fit in a college. Make sure you get to them early-on in the college-prep process.
Jon Haslett

2010

Intern’l Missionary We didn’t know if we could afford sending our children to college. Since then we have enjoyed excellent advice and attention for both my son and daughter.
Joseph Magdaleno II

In a 2-yr College

Irvine Valley College Warm people with an honest goal, offering solutions with a passion that is warm, supportive, and inspiring.
Jill Carlisle

2014

Jserra HS Your company has provided us with lots of information and references to support us in the college selection and funding process.
Denise Webster

2016

Jserra HS I thought the time I invested with Get College Funding was worth its weight in gold.
Michael Baird

2008

La Sierra HS We found the information presented very helpful! Our daughter found the right place and we better understood and took advantage of our options.
Stephen and Elaine Marcus

2007/2009

Laguna Beach HS We love the immediate and personal attention to every little detail. Never feel overwhelmed or lost in this whole college process.
Teresa Paskey

2008

Laguna Hills HS Lara attended IVC, with your advice and got her AA. She transfered to Concordia as a Junior and received her BA on June 5, 2012. WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU! It’s Not about the size of the mountain, it’s in the person who wants to move it!
Greg and Sandy Sizemore

2010

Laguna Hills HS GCF helped us navigate through the seemingly complex and at times, even mysterious, journey to achieve effective ways to maximize our family’s interests concerning college funding and financial aid for both our children (SMU and UCLA).
John and Maria Goossens

2011

Laguna Hills HS Without your help and expertise, the jungle of college funding, applications and deadlines, would have been alot more confusing and overwhelming. Thank you for guiding us through!
John Puchalski

2012

Laguna Hills HS GetCollegeFunding is the perfect guide to the sometimes confusing and overwhelming maze of matching the correct college for your student. They are informative, realistic, efficient, and personal while developing individual plans for the student/parents’ unique situation. Planning for college? Step 1: Contact GetCollegeFunding!
Barbara Lesneski

2010

Lakeside HS We started with you several years ago, and you guys have been GREAT. Amy will be a transfer in the fall to UC-Davis to pursue her dream of being a veterinarian.
Kristin Orloff

2007

Las Flores MS Asst Principal My husband and I have been in education our entire careers. With that said, I learned more about education, funding, athletic scholarships and the college system in one day with your program than I’ve learned in twenty years!
Libby Huebner

2011/2013

Los Alamitos HS Our experience with GetCollegeFunding has been incredible. They have been extremely responsive and helpful every step of the way. We’ve been very pleased to work with them and will continue to do so while our children are in college.
Oscar Montezuma

2011/2013

Los Altos HS Far exceeded our expectations
Kevin Darden

2013

Marysville HS, MI Thank you Tom, for your time. I only wish we had found this site 4 years ago! With Matt looking to play college football and a senior changes some of the dynamics that you have to offer.
Madeline Tucci-Tannehill

2006/2010

Mater Dei HS In contrast to other seminars I attended, Tom’s was much more thorough. I have recommended GetCollegeFunding to college counselors and to many parents. I thank God for their services daily and don’t know what I would do without their help!!
Donald Clem

2016

Mission Viejo HS Both Chris and I were impressed with the professionalism of the company and we valued meeting and speaking with Tom. We will continue to determine what we need to do to best assist our 5 kids while allowing us to protect our retirement funds.
Janice Zintgraff

2016

Mission Viejo HS Shannon and I felt it was very informative. Good to know you also agree with Dave Ramsey’s principles.
DiNatale Family

2011

Newport Harbor HS We used GCF for the whole process of personality profiling, finding schools that would fit our daughter’s personality, family financial assessment and financial aid forms processing. We could not have done it without the help of GetCollegeFunding! Thanks to Tom and Lawrene for their wise direction.
Chana Hauben

2014

Newport Harbor HS Very pleasant- helpful overview of where to find resources.
David Martinez

2013

Newport Harbor HS Asst Principal The partnership our school and GetCollegeFunding created has been a huge benefit to those families that have elected to attend the various seminars they have put on at our campus. The information shared is current and their resources have been excellent.
Jeneva Franco

2014

Northwood HS Tom and Lawrene are great! We wholeheartedly recommend talking to Tom about all things college related. Discovering Get College Funding has been a real blessing.
Katie Francescon

2014

Presentation Academy I received some very good advice. Also, was good to know how we are doing in our college readiness planning process!
Lysa Sloan

2015

River Springs Charter School I’m grateful that my son felt incouraged, not discouraged.You answered all of our questions and more. I really like the warm atmosphere you have created, I felt like we were talking with friends. Now we’re excited to start this adventure, not nervous.
Rick Olson

2013

Saddleback Christian Academy I will recommend them to anyone!!!
Rose Wright

2009

San Clemente HS This is our fifth year with GetCollegeFunding , and I don’t know how we could have possibly navigated through it without them. Continuous updates and deadlines have kept us on top off all necessary filing and worry free.
Tim & Lori Murphy

2009

San Clemente HS We were lucky enough to attend their seminar while our son was a Freshman in High School. Tom & Lawrene provided everything we needed to succeed from funding, taxation, to picking out the right college experience for our son. – Thank you GetCollegeFunding !!
Yves Lebienvenu

2010

San Clemente HS My son attends Stanford, receiving a substantial financial aid from the school. GetCollegeFunding made it all possible. GetCollegeFunding was the best investment I have done in years!!! I just love those guys.
Jon and Kelly Achee

2012

San Clemente HS They directed us to schools that were a great fit that we would not have otherwise known of. Can’t say enough about the guidance they provide for what can be an overwhelming process
Patrick Thompson MD

2013

San Clemente HS The program is a lifesaver in navigating the complex process of college applications.
Steve Smith

2015

San Clemente HS Your eagerness to help others is a gift the review really helped us take some of the guess work of the process.
Mike Tucker

2016

Santa Margarita HS I can see utilizing your expertise and suite of services in the near future. It was a pleasure meeting you and I look forward to a continued relationship.
Mike Montague

2015

Shanghai International School Tom, your passion for helping students is evident. We certainly appreciate your warm hearted interest with Ryan and Nicole and look forward to this journey together. We look forward to working with family in Christ as well.
Judy Smith

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Spring Admit-USC When Erin and I left tonight we agreed that we both feel a sense of relief and accomplishment after we have met with you and Lawrene!! Thanks for that!
Patty Fabrizio

2006

Tesoro HS We spent a valuable two hours with Tom at his office learning about our family profile. He truly cares about families and high school students. I highly recommend that all families with prospective college students begin with the workshops and get on the email list.
Bill Van Workum

2011

Tesoro HS GetCollegeFunding’s guidance was like a much-welcomed compass, always pointing True North in a massive sea of information
Kimberly Advincula

2015

Tesoro HS So incredibly valuable! Loved all the honest information, the support and the immediate senses of relief I felt once we began!
Craig and Marcy Backhus

2011/2013

Tesoro HS Thanks to GCF we found the perfect College for our daughter and son.
Sam Truong

2012

Trabuco Hills HS The processes allowed us to focus on colleges best fit for our son and understanding the financial aspect. I would highly recommend the service.
Janet Depue

2013

Trabuco Hills HS Thanks for meeting with the four of us. I have had a very challenging past few years. I can’t thank you enough.
Cecile Guerra

2014

Troy HS A lot of things have changed since my husband and I attended college a few years back. I highly recommend scheduling a meeting with Tom and Lawrene to help you make informed choices for college planning. The time is worth it!
Kushal Dutta

2008/2011

University HS We never had to worry about the details. All the financial aid applications went in on schedule without us having to worry, whereas I have seen my friends running around with FAFSA forms and all that at the end of January.
Gary Gee

2014

Villa Park HS Tom is super friendly and super knowledgeable about colleges and college funding. He answered all the questions we had for him. We got a lot of good information. We were supposed to get 75 minutes of Tom’s time. He gave us 90 minutes. Tom cares about his clients and their success.
Joannie Chang

2013

Woodbridge HS Thank you so much for your help, We felt very satisfied with your answers. My daughter liked how you make people want to ask more questions.