The HEFAR Group

College Planning
Learn how to lower your EFC and qualify for more grants and scholarships for college! Visit to learn more.
Jun 17, 2022
Great information! Very Helpful!
May 13, 2022
Working with Shannon is comfortable and very helpful! She is patient with answering questions and has a very positive energy about her. This is only the start of our journey of putting two kids through college but with Shannon as our guide, I know we will make it.
Apr 4, 2022
Speech Language Pathologist
The HEFAR group helped me out when I wasn't sure where to turn for help and advice about lowering my EFC on the FAFSA. The attention to detail and time spent discussing the in's and out's of the FAFSA helped clarify a great deal of information for me. Their advice helped me lower my EFC by nearly half! Thank you HEFAR!
Feb 24, 2022
Shannon was great, we learned a lot about financial aid and ways to lower our EFC, which is important. There are new rules and the rules can be confusing and counterintuitive, it helps to have someone confirm and suggest ways to create the best opportunities for our kids.
Jan 20, 2022
I highly recommend the Hefar Group! Chris was great! The information he provideded significantly helped us lower our EFC. Very knowledgeable and informative!
Jan 19, 2022
Chris was excellent, Extremely knowledgeable answering every question without hesitation. I appreciate the professionalism.
Dec 21, 2021
Very helpful in showing potential costs. Answered all of my questions.
Dec 20, 2021
I have learned so much from the first presentation to the online mini workshops to working with the knowledgeable advisor in the online portal to learn how to lower my EFC. I NEVER would've learned this on my own! Thank you, HEFAR Group, for making this intimidating process so much easier!
Dec 7, 2021
Thanks for all of the support! Shannon was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and patient with us. She was willing to answer all of our questions.....even when we reached out almost two years after our initial appointment. I would recommend Shannon and the HEFAR group without hesitation!
Nov 23, 2021
An outstanding company with immense expertise. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
Oct 12, 2021
Graphic Designer
Shannon and the Hefar group were so helpful - really appreciated all her helpful and insightful advice and expertise for Calei's college process. I'll get back to you on results. Takes the edge off a bit for sure.
I have even referred her already to a friend whose daughter same age, a former classmate of Calei. The college process needs to be streamlined, more efficient, easier to understand and more upfront with much needed information especially about scholarships because our children are so worth it.
Sep 5, 2021
I feel so much more confident about my financial future after speaking with Chris. The info for affording college was thorough.
Jun 22, 2021
We want to express our thanks to the HEFAR group. We are so pleased with their help for our son, Isaac. Shannon was fantastic!! She was friendly, sweet to talk to & very knowledgeable. We were clueless about so many things, but she was patient & a great communicator. She made us feel special--interview was not rushed & answered all our questions. The perfect culmination was the HEFAR recommendation suited specifically just for us. We highly recommend HEFAR!!
Jun 13, 2021
I highly recommend the HEFAR group for everyone in need of advice, help in college planning. Ms Sharon Larson is great!!!!. She made me feel at ease and was patient when asked questions.
I will gladly recommend the HEFAR group.
Mar 15, 2021
Tim was very knowledgeable as well as accessible. He took all the uncertainty out of a very complicated process and we can rest easy that we are doing all we can do to make the process as inexpensive as possible.
Feb 23, 2021
Director of Preschool
A very informative session and very happy my husband and I spent the hour with The HEFAR Group. Thank you!
Jan 29, 2021
The correspondence and information was clear and top notch. The information was helpful.
Jan 29, 2021
Meeting with Sean helped us know what we needed to be planning for our daughter's college experience and cost. He was very informative and knowledgeable and able to help us learn some tricks to help save money in the future.
Jan 14, 2021
Tim with The HEFAR Group was really helpful and insightful. He gave us some great feedback looking at college financial planning and some ideas to think about. I am grateful this service was offered. I would highly recommend it to other high school parents!
Jan 8, 2021
Great financial aid planning service and very helpful
Dec 22, 2020
My wife and I had an informational Call with Sean Collins concerning FASA and CSS Profiles and general actions we might take to minimize our Expected Family Contribution calculation which may enhance our possibility of receiving some financial aid for my daughter's college.

He was extremely knowledgeable; answered all of our questions and made some general recommendations of things we may want to adjust in order to improve our positioning. Was very impressed that he did not attempt to sell us anything.

Would highly reccomend him to anyone who needs help regarding questions
concerning college finanical aid.
Dec 2, 2020
An hour long meeting with Tim G was so helpful. My son had already been accepted into his college of choice and completed his FAFSA, so the questions I had were very specific. Tim offered a lot of factual information about the benefits of private loans versus the PLUS Parent Loans. He also was able to look at our FAFSA results and suggest ways in which to re-look at the numbers. He gave helpful (and hopeful) advice for next year when I will have two kids in college.
Dec 1, 2020
Guidance Counselor
Sean was so helpful in providing me with a detailed financial aid report for my son based on the colleges where he has applied. He also gave me some great tips on lowering our EFC. And, all for free! There was absolutely no sales pitch for anything further. I have recommended The HEFAR Group to all of my families at my school.
Nov 24, 2020
What an amazing resource. I learned so much about the process of filling out the FAFSA. It is eye opening to see how little changes can make a big difference. I appreciate all the time Sean put into the report and helping me to understand it. I was skeptical that there were no strings attached, but truly there are no strings attached. Thank you for giving us an advantage in our college finance planning.
Nov 17, 2020
Sean Collins did an outstanding job advising us about college financing. He had great ideas I would never have thought of, and he was very friendly and courteous.
I am very glad I took up the recommendation of the school to call the HEFAR group.
Thank you so much.