The HEFAR Group

College Planning
Learn how to lower your EFC and qualify for more grants and scholarships for college! Visit to learn more.
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!
Oct 19, 2020
I was impressed with the knowledge and support I received from my first conference call with Shannon Larson. She gave me such great information and explanation for filling out the FAFSA for my daughter. It can be so confusing, but she made it so much more clear. Once I did my work and filled out the FAFSA, I emailed it to Shannon for review (before submitting) and she helped me then too. Amazing service! It's a game changer for those of us who are confused by all the questions/process.
Oct 13, 2020
Vice President Queen Creek Board of Education
Sean from HEFAR did a good job working with us. He was very professional and enlighten us to aspects of finance that we did not know. I would recommend that people get in touch with HEFAR early to do planning for college.
Oct 9, 2020
School Counselor
What an amazing experience! As a school counselor, I am always looking for ways to help the families of my seniors. This program is amazing and I so thankful for the insight and knowledge that the staff I have worked with at HEFAR. You can't go wrong with this company. Feel free to call me at my School in Solomon, Kansas and I will talk to you personally about it. All of my senior families that plan to fill out FAFSA is going to use HEFAR!!
Oct 9, 2020
I was visited by my son’s school to attend the information session and during the session I learned a lot about the cost, expectations and what goes into completing the FAFAS form and what is needed to help you prepared. And that the cost of College should not deter you from applying to any College. After speaking to their consultant she helped me prepare for the FAFAS forms which was great and very helpful. Without their guidance I would have been very confused and lost.
Sep 29, 2020
Parent and High School Counselor
This is a GEM!!!! I have been in this business for 20 years and am very familiar with financial aid, but this is unlike anything I have EVER seen. We are a very middle class family, and Chris was able to cut our EFC in 1/2. I would reccommend this to any parent with a collegebound student. I cannot say enogugh! I would give 10 stars if I could.