Timothy C. Parros, a college funding specialist with over 30 years of experience in the industry, knows that the two biggest issues for his clients are retirement and paying for college. He noticed parents were struggling to find a way to pay for a college education without taking on a great deal of debt or dipping into their retirement resources. He began to look for other ways to advise his clients on paying for this important event in their lives and the result was forming Parros College Planning LLC.
Tim holds the title of Certified College Funding Specialist (CCFS®) from the Association of Certified College Funding Specialists. This designation has been recognized by FINRA and the Certified Financial Planner CFP® Board of Standards for continuing education credit. The CCFS® designation not only separates him from other advisors but also sets him apart from others that call themselves ‘’college planners.” This distinguishes him as having the highest level of competency, commitment, and ethics in the college planning profession.
He is a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). Membership in these organizations requires strict adherence to ethical codes. To date, Tim has participated in 150+ in-depth campus tours and has met with admissions and financial aid officers from across the country. He has coached over 1,000 students and families through the college selection and financial aid process, successfully helping them reach their goals with greater predictability and more confidence. His students have been accepted into colleges across every range of selectivity.
Tim’s expertise includes providing his clients with education and advice on financial aid, education savings plans, tax reduction strategies, cash flow enhancement, gifting and loan strategies, and most importantly how to get students into the college of their dreams.
Tim is married to Kim, who is also involved in college planning. Their son is a recent college graduate and they have two dogs, Sierra and Bindi. Since they have clients from all states in the US they spend their time in several locations including Michigan, Florida, and Montana.