Our Story

Our service is a result of personal experience.  My name is Gregory Rupp, Founder and President of Help Me Afford College.

I come from a family of five. At one time in my family, there were three of us going to college at one time. Thanks to a chance encounter, my parents got the guidance they needed to help put us through college.

After graduating college, I started to think what I wanted to do with my life and I quickly realized that there had to be other parents just like mine. My dad worked 41 years for the airline industry. They scrimped and saved to raise 5 children and put us through college. I realized then and there that parents need help to put their children through college.

If I could accelerate the learning curve for other families by providing the wisdom I gained through our mistakes and trials of college, that would be a life’s work well spent. That's when Educational Funding and Financial Aid Specialists was born to later be renamed Help Me Afford College.

For the last 19 years, I have helped families prepare for college. It is my occupation, and my passion. Not many people can say those two items in the same sentence. I developed Help Me Afford College because parents do not want to spend years researching college and take on this stressful, time-consuming process on their own when hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake. It is just too important to leave to chance.
We help shape futures, give your students the direction they need, and we save your family money in the process…..GUARANTEED. In fact our guarantee to our clients is that whatever you pay us in a fee, we guarantee to get you at least that much back in Scholarships and Grants. Not loans, but Scholarships and Grants. You see all the pressure is on us. If we don’t perform, then we refund your money.
We have been doing this a long time and we are very good at what we do. It is worth an hour of your time to see how college does not have to be such a stressful and financially life-altering process. We are here to help. Just contact us for a One-hour consultation, and put your mind at ease and your child on the path to success.

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