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Before working with ECP, we were very concerned about how we were going to afford helping our three sons pay for college while continuing a comfortable lifestyle ourselves.

After enrolling, they helped us to create a financial plan that is affordable and realistic—to help pay for college expenses and the dreams of our own. We are glad for the opportunity to work with ECP. We feel more in control of our financial situation, and know that if we stick to the plan we set for ourselves, the money will be there when we need it.

ECP helped us complete the paperwork for the college financial process in a timely manner so we didn’t miss any deadlines. And we are confident our son will get the best financial package possible with their help. The staff is very accessible and answers questions quickly. They are courteous and extremely informative and helpful as we navigate this very complicated process. We would highly recommend this service.


The service that Dave and Elite Collegiate Planning provide is very helpful. Before working with them, I had anxiety about this process. Immediately I was provided information, structure, and support to fully understand my options.

ECP provided guidance and timelines to complete the FASFA form and to optimize my son’s financial package. Even though our financial and college choice situation is fairly simple, having the support of ECP has provided me with significant peace of mind that, given our hectic life, nothing will fall through the cracks.

I have enough on my plate already, and Dave and Elite have given us options we didn’t know existed. I like time to think, and I never feel pressured to make decisions. The staff is courteous, well organized, supportive, and accommodating. They are very good at listening and understanding our individual family issues. I highly recommend this service. We now have a game plan to send our three girls to college.

Thank you!


I was anxious about what I should be doing to prepare for sending my son to college. Once I started working with ECP, I received emails of important timelines in preparing for college for my son. They laid out a plan for how to successfully finance a college education and steps that my son needed to take while still in high school in order for him to gain acceptance into the colleges of his choice.

I’m so glad we have been working with Elite Collegiate Planning, because today my family’s life is focused both financially and academically on attending the college of choice for my son. Elite Collegiate Planning has a wealth of knowledge that they share.

They are a valuable resource in the college planning and admission process. Any questions I have are addressed immediately and I have great peace of mind that my family is on the right track.


Tom Herman

Client Since 2011

Our family was very anxious about the college application process. Upon working with Elite Collegiate Planning, we received a roadmap that navigated us through the college application process, and we were offered options we were unaware of in regards to funding our daughter’s college education. ECP kept us on track with timely support to guide us through the entire process.

Elite Collegiate personnel were very organized and on top of activities such as college essay completion, college selection, and FAFSA submissions and deadlines. Their support provided us significant peace of mind that all of the details were being checked and double-checked for completeness and accuracy. I highly recommend their services.


Before working with Elite Collegiate Planning we were at a loss as to where to begin the whole college planning process. Dave and Michele made it very easy to file the appropriate paperwork and were there to answer our questions!

Within the first two to three months of enrolling in the program we had a sense that we were no longer alone in the very complicated world of financial aid. ECP has been there for us every step of the way.

I am so glad we are working with Elite Collegiate Planning because we have a team working with us to make sure we do the best thing to make college affordable for our children!


Our family was concerned about college financial planning, and preparing our children properly to engage in the college search process. The ECP team met with us and immediately set a course of action to get us financially prepared, and made sure our daughter had the tools to set herself up for success academically.

Within the first few months of enrolling in the program, ECP set up a financial plan that we were comfortable with. They were very thorough in explaining the plan in an easy to understand manner. They also made sure our daughter was prepared properly to get herself in motion academically through the College Planning Network.

I’m so glad we have been working with Elite Collegiate Planning—today our family’s life is easier without the stress of facing the financial and academic challenges of college prep alone. It’s nice to know we have Dave and his team available as valuable resources to answer questions and advise us on the college prep process.


Tom Alexander

Client Since 2012

After attending one of Elite’s free seminars I realized that there is more to College financial preparation than I had thought. Our family was unaware of the intricacies and challenges of sending our children to college, and the process needed to optimize what is best for our family. ECP has provided a life changing education on preparing us for that journey.

A couple of months after enrolling with Elite, our family was able to create a plan for addressing our needs for our children’s college education. We are not completely there, but we have gained an understanding of how to get there and are well down the road in a better direction.

I’m glad I contacted Dave to discuss our situation, because we have gotten great assistance from Elite. Thank you for that.


Before working with Elite Collegiate Planning, I was extremely anxious about how I was going to send my son to college. As a single parent, I thought he would have to settle for a school that I could afford, versus attending the school of his choice.

After working with Dave, my fears vanished. Of course, I am thrilled that ECP will fill out all the necessary financial aid forms for me, but the service is so much more than that.

I started this process about 5 years before my son will start college but had I known what I know now I would have started even earlier— just for peace of mind. The process can appear daunting but now I feel I have a true partner to help me navigate through it. Dave will work with both my son and me to ensure we are both happy with his college choice. I would strongly recommend Elite Collegiate Planning to anyone who has young children who plan to go to college.


Elite Collegiate Planning made it simple. Dave’s plan not only helped us to afford college, but the plan is poised to help supplement our retirement in a big way! . . .

We had no idea that college costs could change so much. We cannot thank Elite Collegiate Planning enough for teaching us how to do it without huge loans.


Lana Rousakowski

Client Since 2015

As my son completed his sophomore year in high school, we started looking deeper into our finances and became a little concerned as to how we were going to pay for college. After hearing Dave’s introductory presentation at a local high school, we became very interested in learning more about Elite Collegiate Planning and the planning process Dave presented.

Once we got started with Dave, we gained a much better picture of our current financial situation, and more importantly our financial picture 30 years into the future. Dave worked with us to set up a plan to manage the financial impacts of college for our children and to gain a better understanding of the financial impacts of retirement.

We feel that we are in a much better position to pay for college without creating a huge financial burden on ourselves and worrying about the overall financial aid process.


We were lost. The task of learning a whole new business was staring us square in the face. The ECP presentation gave us hope that there was help on the horizon.

Having Dave working for us while we could concentrate on life has made a huge difference. I’ve often said if you can get through the paperwork to get into college you should be handed a degree. It’s not easy. Having a professional in our corner has made this a smooth process.

As we are learning, pre-college life could have been extremely difficult. Between choosing a school and wondering what you could afford we may very well have been caught in a vortex of stress. Dave and ECP have made us feel like we made the decision of a lifetime. Like we cornered the market on smart.


Like many other parents, we were overwhelmed by the sudden realization that sending a child to college was no longer years away, but was happening now. We were stressed and uncertain of how to make what money we had saved stretch, analyze the financial aid packages, and how to manage all the other college related expenses.

That’s when we received a flyer in the mail for a presentation with Dave Kozak at Elite Collegiate Planning. After the presentation we took advantage of the free consultation.

We were extremely impressed with Dave and his approach. It was like he knew us and what we were going through. He took his time, listened to our concerns, and most importantly was completely honest about what we were facing and what we needed to do to make college happen.

Working with Dave was one of the best decisions we ever made—just wish we had made it sooner. We now have a realistic plan to make sure both of our children attend the college of their choice and that they also have a plan to stay on track, finish their degrees on time and be headed toward a successful future.