Andy Lockwood is an internationally-known expert on college admissions and merit and need-based aid.
He is the best-selling author of several books on college planning, including How to Pay Wholesale for College, 5th edition, How to Get Into Your Dream College Without Lying, Bribing and Photoshopping and his latest, How to Negotiate Your Crappy Merit Aid and Financial Aid Offer.
Andy has been featured as a college expert for years locally, nationally and internationally, including Fox News, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch, CNBC, The New York Post, The Miami Herald and i24 News.
Andy and his wife Pearl Chizner Lockwood, J.D., a financial aid forms preparation expert, host The College Planning Edge podcast, publish the College Planning Edge Newsletter and the talk show, College Talk Tuesday.
Rick Darvis is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading experts in both the tax and college financial planning fields. Rick’s knowledge in taxes and college financial planning has earned him invitations to speak on college financial planning and income tax planning to his contemporaries at CPA and CFP® conferences in more than 40 states.
Rick has been quoted in Forbes, CNN-FN, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Money, Business Week, Kiplinger's Personal Finance, NY Times, Smart Money, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg’s Personal Finance, Nation's Business, Financial Advisor, Dow Jones Newswire, On Investing, Knight Ridder News, Mutual Fund Market News, Research Magazine, Practical Accountant, Offspring, LIMRA's Market Facts, NAPFA Advisor, and AICPA's Planner.
Rick has provided education programs on tax and college planning for many financial service companies around the country, including Manulife, MFS, American Skandia, Franklin Templeton, Eastern Bank, US Bank, Linsco Private Ledger, Securities America, Genworth, Lincoln Financial, UBS, Wachovia, Smith Barney, John Hancock Financial Network, Legg Mason, Edward Jones, and Raymond James.
Rick is the author of several books, including The College Solution and Pay for Your Graduate Nursing Education Without Going Broke: Tips from the Pros.