Introducing the CAP Data Accuracy Team

Join our Round Table of Experts as We Discuss the Current State of College Planning

We are so excited to introduce our Data Accuracy Team to you. This group of college planning experts is dedicated to ensuring that all data represented in the College Aid Pro™ suite of technology is accurate and consistently being updated.

In this round table style webinar, we are going to be covering:

  1. The Data Accuracy Team’s formation – who we are, and what our goals are in 2021.
  2. How coronavirus has impacted the financial aid space.
  3. Whether or not test-optional will impact financial aid applications.
  4. Current FAFSA changes, and how they impact college-bound families.

​We’ll also be taking questions from the audience.

This is the perfect opportunity to ask your most pressing college planning questions and expand your knowledge on what’s going on in the world of financial aid today.

We’d love to see you there!


About Joe Messinger, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®

Joe Messinger, CFP®, ChFC®, CLU®, is the co-founder and CEO of College Aid Pro ™ and partner and director of college planning at Capstone Wealth Partners.

Joe is passionate about the College Aid Pro™ mission: Changing the way America shops for college.  His groundbreaking College Pre-Approval™ process has helped thousands of families navigate the college funding maze with confidence and ease.

Now, he is raising the bar in college funding advice across the industry by empowering advisors with the knowledge and tools they need to demystify financial aid and better serve college bound families. “Together, we can end the student loan crisis one family at a time.” 

About Matt Carpenter

Matt started CFS in 2005 after realizing both he and his parents had made some major mistakes in navigating the college admissions and financial aid processes.

It became Matt’s mission to show other families how to avoid making similar mistakes in one of the biggest investments of their life.

Today, Matt is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities within the College Funding niche.

Together, with CFS, Matt has successfully guided thousands of families through the college financial aid maze.

About Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Lynn O’Shaughnessy, a nationally recognized higher-ed expert, is the creator of Savvy College Planning, an online course offered by Horsesmouth to financial advisors. The popular course shares the fundamentals of late-stage college planning so advisors can help clients who are nearing the end of saving for college and now must pay for college.

Lynn, a former Los Angeles Times reporter, also shares college advice through her website, The College Solution, and her online course for parents, independent college consultants and high school counselors.  Lynn is the author of an Amazon bestseller, The College Solution.

Lynn has written and/or been interviewed in such national media outlets as The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, National Public Radio, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and Money Magazine. For six years, she was the higher-ed columnist for CBS MoneyWatch.

Prior to focusing exclusively on college issues, Lynn was a veteran financial journalist and author.

About Mark Salisbury

Mark Salisbury spent 25 years in higher education as a soccer coach, admissions counselor, data analyst, and academic administrator.

He has a PhD in higher education and studies how colleges and universities succeed (or fail) in helping students learn and grow. 

His research has been featured by NPR, WNYC, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Ed. Two years ago, Mark started TuitionFit to solve the lack of college price transparency by crowdsourcing information.