The HEFAR Group

College Planning
Learn how to lower your EFC and qualify for more grants and scholarships for college! Visit to learn more.
Jan 19, 2024
Director of Operations
A friend of ours recommended the Hefar Group. Thank you, Shannon, for all of your help. Everyone at the Hefar group has been wonderful and very helpful throughout the FASFA and CSS Profile process. Thank you!
May 30, 2023
Our consultant is very helpful and incredibly knowledgeable. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with the HEFAR Group.
Mar 8, 2023
Shannon did I nice job explaining the Ins and Outs of FAFSA. HEFAR's customer portal is also a good source of information regarding schools and scholarships.
Mar 8, 2023
Shannon did I nice job explaining the Ins and Outs of FAFSA. HEFAR's customer portal is also a good source of information regarding schools and scholarships.
Feb 14, 2023
After being recommended from my daughters high school college counselor, Chris answered all my questions and made recommendations for our college search and financial options. He is amazing!
Nov 28, 2022
The advisor I worked with (Shannon) was very friendly and knowledgeable. She clearly knew the FAFSA process and was able to guide me appropriately. I'd definitely recommend HEFAR!
Oct 14, 2022
Everyone was extremely knowledgeable and courteous. They walked me through each step of the process in helping to make sure we were set up to complete the FAFSA. Thank you for being such a valuable asset to families as they go through this next chapter with their college bound kids!
Oct 4, 2022
Wellness Coordinator
Phenomenally Impactful Financial Guidance! Meeting 1:1 with Shannon Larson is like meeting with a long-term family friend. Shannon’s patient, methodical approach and attention to detail solidified my children’s dreams of attending college with the lowest EFC possible! The HEFAR Group and Shannon Larson are the G.O.A.T. of college financial advising. I’m forever grateful. Thank You!
Oct 3, 2022
We are new to college financial planning. While we were able to gather bits and pieces of information from the internet, there is really no substitute for speaking with an expert! Shannon explain the process and walked us through our options clearly. She not only saved us time and money, but also saved us from the stress of trying to figure things out on our own. We feel that we can now complete the process correctly and efficiently. We very much appreciated her help and would definitely recommend a consultation!
Sep 16, 2022
Wow, what an incredible resource! I learned so much from the videos, as well as the 1:1 meeting I had with a rep from The HEFAR Group. There are so many things I wasn't aware of in the financial side of planning, to the cost of the universities that my child was considering. This is an invaluable resource that I am so grateful for. This was a wonderful experience from the onset, and I look forward to working with them with my other children.
Sep 11, 2022
Thank you for your informative webinars and to Shannon for answering so many questions about the process.
Aug 26, 2022
Really helped clear things up and answered a lot of questions.
Jul 28, 2022
Chris, was awesome! I learned so much in our short call and I so look forward to him helping me and my family out with college planning. So far, my experience has been awesome!
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.