The HEFAR Group

College Planning
Learn how to lower your EFC and qualify for more grants and scholarships for college! Visit to learn more.
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.
Nov 14, 2020
Fantastic first experience! Will be spending some time together with the next two kids! Thanks again
Nov 10, 2020
Excellent service
Nov 9, 2020
I spoke with Chris Ordway from the HEFAR group; he was knowledgeable, professional and helped guide me through the FAFSA process which could be a bit confusing. He was patient and listened to my input and then offered suggestions that made a valuable contribution to this process going forward. I do recommend reaching out to Chris and to HEFAR group.
Oct 30, 2020
School Counselor
The HEFAR Group provided my students free consultation to help them complete their FAFSA. This was a blessing as we usually have a FAFSA night with our local technical college's financial aid office, but could not this year due to COVID. As a parent of a senior, we took advantage of their professional expertise in seeking help completing the FAFSA. We had a phone conference with Chris, the owner. He was very helpful and provided a great understanding of how the financial aid process works at colleges and universities. The bottom line is your EFC is what it is, but lots of colleges that have high tuition also have lots of money in endowments that can reduce your cost at higher cost and reputable colleges/universities. Thank you, Chris!
Oct 23, 2020
Sean was so easy to work with. I had questions due to my husband passing away 8 weeks ago and financial situation changed tremendously. He helped me through the obstacles. I am so thankful our high school counselor recommended that I reach out to the Hefar Group.
Oct 21, 2020
Shannon Larson is amazing. Thank you for your patience and help through the financial aid process!
Oct 21, 2020
Shannon Larson is amazing. Thank you for your patience and help through the financial aid process!
Oct 21, 2020
I had met with another company before but still felt unsure of how the FafSa and college planning would go for my graduating senior. I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to speak with someone from Hefar group. Tim was so kind and understanding and really made everything so clear for me. I will definitely reach out sooner for my son who is in 6th for better college planning. Thank you Hefar Group!
Oct 20, 2020
Guidance counselor
Shannon Larson helped me significantly reduce my EFC. Her information and suggestions were so helpful! She also responded to my emails so quickly! I am still shocked at how beneficial it was to work with her, especially since I felt so overwhelmed. It felt so good to have someone in my corner!! Thank you!