I’ve been planning to write you for months now but wanted to wait until we got things settled on the changes you suggested. Things are good Dave – not just better, but genuinely good. Please know that you are remembered for your generosity and your good, thoughtful, compassionate advice. Grace often comes unexpected, but it blindsided me completely at our meeting. We feel safer and happier financially because of your guidance.

With tremendous gratitude,



Hi Dave,

We would like to take the opportunity provided by this holiday to send a big THANK YOU!! We really appreciate your generosity and all the help and guidance you and Cathy have given us with Isabel’s college planning. We wish you and your family a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season.





Good Afternoon Dave,

There are not enough words to thank you for your time and counseling yesterday. I spoke with L and she is very interested and grateful in your offer to take the assessments online and meet with you.

Again thank you very much for the guidance and prayer from yesterday… it helped bring a sense of calm and understanding I didn’t have before regarding the college planning process.

Sincerely, LM



Dear Dave,

Thanks again for presenting last night. You did great sharing information and keeping our families engaged. I hope you will come back next year to share your knowledge.

Caroline Tran Ryan

Academic/College Counselor – Cornelia Connelly School



Dear Mr. Coen,
Thank you so much for our meeting yesterday. It was very considerate of you to take time out of your day just for me. When my dad first showed me these tests, I didn’t really see the purpose of them. Knowing what I do now, I am very grateful for this opportunity. It was an accurate way of getting to know myself better. I think the alternate areas of the workforce that my skills could be applied to was very useful. I will definitely take some time to consider those other careers. It was a wonderful opportunity to step back and think why Journalism would be a good fit for me, other than being in my realm of interest. I appreciated the way you presented the information, and that you were well-versed in it. Not only was it professional, but it made me feel important and cared about. I wasn’t sure how well I would be able to understand all the information, but you did a spectacular job of making it relatable to me. Thank you again for your kindness, and I hope you have a wonderful year.

Class of 2018
Servite High School

We have been assisted by College Planning America for the past two years and found the quality of services and professionalism of their staff to be of the highest caliber. The depth of services far exceeded our expectations. Our two oldest sons went into the process not knowing their strengths, where they wanted to go to college or what course of study they wanted to follow. College Planning America staff worked with them to do a personality profile to better understand their gifts, guided them to do research about career paths, and helped them determine colleges that would be most realistic and best fit for them to apply to. As parents, we were frightened by the high cost of college education. College Planning America staff helped bring financial solutions that give us hope for funding all three of our sons’ education as well as have money to retire with. They also gave us ideas for how best to present our case for scholarship and financial need. We happily recommend College Planning America to parents and students wanting help to navigate the college search and funding maze.

Steve & Linda Beaird
Servite High School

Thank you for all of your help, if it had not been for you she would not have applied to Northern Arizona University!!! We will definitely refer you to anyone we know that may need your assistance!

College Planning America Parent

I can’t thank you enough for all your help throughout this year. Your guidance helped me get through the college process smoothly. I learned a lot of important lessons from you that I plan to pass on to my brothers as they search for their future school.

Thanks again for everything! I’m glad my Dad and I got to work with you.

College Planning America Student

I would like to express just how thankful I am for my experiences with college Planning America. I was encouraged throughout the whole process, and I even received a generous scholarship through the program! I was able to secure quite a few scholarships to my top school, and I will be attending Colorado Christian University in the fall. i just want to share my gratitude with all those who spent time helping me and my parents at CPA.

Allison Lapporte
CPA Student and CPA Scholarship Recipient

I was so excited to hear that I was selected to receive the scholarship. It has encouraged me to continue in my search for other scholarships. Because of the College America’s scholarship I now have more money to help pay for my college textbooks.

Julissa Chacon- CPA Scholarship Recipient

I would like to thank you so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to meet with my mother and I this afternoon. You have truly been my guardian angel and I cannot express how grateful I am to you for your guidance, words of wisdom, and assistance to my college needs. I want you to know that I just submitted my deposit to Notre Dame and emailed Mr. Bear confirming this. Go Irish! I wish you the best of luck with you trip to South Africa and God willing, I hope to someday join you to see the wonderful work you perform.

PS By the way, my mother just walked passed me and said to say ditto.

Servite High School

The College advisers are so knowledgeable about helping the student and family plan for college. I’m extremely impressed! By the way, I’ve experienced both X and what our college advisers do. In my opinion, it is day and night because it is not just the interpretation of the assessment and suggestions about which colleges to apply to. What College Planning America has put together with the expertise of the college advisers is so comprehensive. They walk the student and parents through preparing for college from start to finish.


Dave has obviously put the most attention to the details making each session what it was. He is probably the most dynamic leader I have run across, at least in the field of college planning. Their team has knowledge of all aspects of the process and help in gathering the materials to support it all.

I just wanted to let you know what a great experience we are having with your student advisors. They have taken a very personal interest in our son, and are inspiring him to dream much bigger than we ever thought he would. They have also guided us in getting him the resources he needs to succeed.

We would not hesitate to recommend them to any of our friends who are looking at their child’s future college career. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with them, and to look forward to great things from our son.


My husband and I would like to thank you for your assistance on Monday. You put our minds at ease regarding several things that we had been praying about.
For quite some time I had been praying for wisdom, direction, and to be put in the path of those who could give me wise counsel. After talking to you and Dave, I feel that all of those requests have been answered.  We deeply appreciate your help and look forward to meeting with you.

With appreciation,
Robert and Julie

Our entire department would like to say “Thank you!”
Also, we will be getting ready to send out a Save the Date for our College & Career Day for next October.  We would love for College Planning America to come and present to our students and parents on that day if you are able!  Because of the positive response from this year, I will also be planning on putting on the Financial Aid Night in January again.  Thanks!

Katie H
College Advisor

Dear Dave,
Thank you very much for the graduation gift. That was way too kind of you. : ) Thank you for helping my family through the money process with my school. We hope to keep in touch with you.

God bless you always!

Miranda (student)

I received your letter in the mail today. Thank you for the kind words and feedback from a speaker’s point of view. We try to do the best for our families that we possibly can. You also asked for some feedback on what our families thought so I have attached the results of the survey we requested the families to fill out.
Thank you for the time you spent with us, we appreciate you giving the presentation to our families and offering a free consultation.


I also really enjoyed meeting you. This has all been such an uplifting experience, in spite of the fact that I had been dreading it so much.

Thank you,

Hi Dave
Wow! First I just want to thank you so much for your time last night and the valuable information you have to offer. We are so thankful that the Lord has brought you into our lives.

Dave, I am going to email the principal this morning to suggest that they invite you to come to the open house. As I mentioned to you, we are so impressed with what you have to offer parents of children with the intention of going to college, that we want to endorse you in every way we can.

Thank you both so much!

All testimonials were unsolicited and no one has received any payment or compensation for giving a testimonial.