Testimonials

We can highly recommend Charlie Donaldson at College Bound Coaching, working together with the College Planning Network. “Things certainly have changed since I went to college” is something our friends are all saying, and it’s so true. Charlie has taken a confusing, intimidating financial process and broken it down so that we can understand it and proceed forward in a sensible, well-advised manner. Charlie is helping to make college more affordable for our family, and has also brought with him all of CPN’s information and resources on the admission process, plus what steps students can take in high school to prepare. We are very thankful to have Charlie in our corner.

~ Cindy Johnson and Jay Geller – Wilmington, DE


I highly recommend Charlie Donaldson to hire if you are in need of a college funding advisor as well as financial planning for the future. He is extremely thorough, truly interested in your needs, gives you honest feedback, follows through from beginning to end, and is very personable and easy to work with. In addition, he does not pressure you into doing something you do not feel comfortable with, and he charges a very reasonable fee.

I highly recommend Charlie as he has helped me tremendously in the college planning process for my daughter!

~ Jane Waltz – Bear, DE


Charlie is a very great compassionate and knowledgeable at his craft!  He is always willing to go the extra mile with my family and I. EVERYone we recommended to him enjoyed his services!

~ Pastor Scott Stevens – Perryville, MD


I just wanted to take the time to write you a note of thanks from our family to you.  A couple years ago, my husband and I met you for an hour free consultation – which turned into 3 hours.  We had come in because we were worried about our oldest son’s college situation.  He had been accepted to 3 colleges but because we had made a mistake on his financial aid form, which is easy to do because of its complexity, we were uncertain how our ability to pay for college would play out.

You not only helped us with our financial aid forms, at the last minute, but you helped us with an appeal due to our circumstances that enabled our son’s top college to offer more money and keep it affordable.  Being that his college was out of state, this was an enormous help!  I am so relieved that you are also helping us with our middle son’s financial aid, and eventually our daughter in a couple of years.

Because the colleges require financial aid to be done earlier than past years and also have additional requirements, which most people have never heard about, we are so thankful for your support and service to our family.  I say support because this is a very stressful time in many ways for parents, and you take a little bit of the pressure off with your assistance.

Your service has not only helped with the college aspects of things but also you have given us ideas of how to move around our money so that it can best work for us.  We never feel pressured-just informed.  We appreciate you, and consider you not just someone who helps us but also someone we value as a friend!

~ Angela Leahan – Wilmington, DE