Tanya Aure, Founder

Tanya is an independent college specialist who guides students through the college admissions process AND helps parents navigate the college aid financial system to make college as affordable as possible.  Tanya grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is the oldest of three children.  She graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, with a B.A. in English and History and continued on to graduate from law school from Case Western Reserve Law.  After graduating, Tanya moved briefly to San Diego, but ultimately built her career as a legal editor for Bloomberg BNA in Washington, D.C. and Arlington, Virginia.  She focused mainly on corporate law, specifically corporate governance.  Tanya returned to San Diego, this time with two kids in tow, and continued to freelance for Bloomberg and local clients.


Unfortunately, after going through a divorce, Tanya needed to pivot and figure out how she alone was going to save for college for her two sons.  Freelancing wasn't going to cut it and finding saving/paying strategies for college became even more important.  After extensive research and training with a leading expert in the college financial planning field, she now teaches families how to send their students to their college of choice as affordably as possible full-time.  Her law degree and life experience combined with her training gives Tanya a unique advantage to financially and academically helping families plan for college and beyond.   


Tanya recently remarried and lives with her two sons, two pugs and a rabbit in San Diego.  When she is not working, she is chasing her boys and driving them from school to sports to more sports, etc.  When there is free time, Tanya loves to play tennis, watch movies and cook. 

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