FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

College Funding of the Rockies (CFR) offers College Funding Plans, including:

  • EFC calculations and recommendations
  • Financial situation analysis
  • Completion of all financial aid forms, including FAFSA, CSS profile, and institutional forms
  • Student Aid Report follow-up
  • Award appeals
  • Direction on student loans
  • Formulating the best plan for you to pay for college

CFR now offers assistance on an hourly consultation basis or on a contractual basis with interested families. Please call, email, or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation or to discuss our documentation/advisory service. We can be reached by phone, toll-free, at 866-966-9185 or by filling out our contact form.


Do you charge fees?

  • Yes. There is a $200 per hour charge for consultation time.
  • For comprehensive documentation and ongoing service, there is an initial charge plus an ongoing monthly retainer fee.

What does your firm do?

  • Our first concern is to identify the objectives and goals of our clients, gather complete information about their current financial situations, and offer direction with regard to college selection, avenues for financial assistance, and plans for paying out-of-pocket expense. Additionally, we are able to formulate a plan to best help families achieve their goals. We are able through our parent company, Backe Financial, to fully implement all investment, planning, and trust strategies we recommend. We offer periodic reviews to assure that the client's plan continues to suit any changes that may take place in the client's life and in the market. We also assist with any adjustments and updates that might need to be made.

What exactly does "college funding" mean?

  • College funding involves assistance in identifying the best savings vehicles for parents of younger children, advice and direction for college searches, eligibility for need-based financial aid, completion of all financial aid documentation, and a customized plan for each family on the best way to pay for college.
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