Franchise Locations
Bloomington, IN Office
2349 Linden Hill Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 320-3702

Charlotte, NC Office
Charlotte, NC
(704) 200-9364

Columbus, OH Office
5901 Chandler Ct.
STE C
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 942-0247

Doral, FL Office
Doral, FL
(954) 599-3116

Eastern Kentucky Office
Berea, KY 40403
(859) 779-2395

Franklin, TN Office
Franklin, TN
(615) 497-5886

Lafayette, LA Office
Lafayette, LA
(337) 739-5350

Lexington, KY Office
2039 Regency Rd.
Suite 8
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 277-2371

Little Rock, AR Office
21941 I-30
Suite 4
Bryant, AR 72022
(501) 680-0465

Louisville, KY Office
Louisville, KY
8011 New La Grange Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 338-7723

Nashville, TN Office
Nashville, TN
(615) 656-7071

Rochester, NY Office
Rochester, NY
(585) 632-0101

Savannah, GA Office
Savannah, GA
(912) 303-7600

Southeastern PA Office
Southeastern PA
(610) 214-3041

West Tennessee Office
West Tennessee
(731) 868-4688

Wilmington, NC Office
890 S. Kerr Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 200-4719

 

About Us

About Class 101: College Finance and Planning

Pictured from left to right:  Tom Pabin, President/Founder and Winni van Gessel, Lexington Franchise Owner

Class 101

Tom Pabin, president of Class 101, and his expert staff have years of experience working with high-school-age youth. After opening the first office in August, 1997 in Lexington, Kentucky, it was soon apparent that the college planning format Mr. Pabin used was successful and could be expanded to other areas.

 

“I believe our faith and our families come first in this world and when given a chance to enhance our lives and others, we should take advantage of that opportunity. It’s only in giving of ourselves that we receive. In that philosophy, Class 101 was started. We are here not only to help families save money, but to help make a difference in a young person’s life. That, my friends, is worth everything to me!” ~ Tom Pabin

 

Check out our timeline below for other important milestones we have reached!

Our History

1997

In August, College Finance & Planning opens in a 2 bedroom apartment in Lexington, Kentucky.

1998

In February we moved into our office space on Regency Road in Lexington, Kentucky and in October we began working with our first client in Louisville, Kentucky.

1999

We opened the Louisville, Kentucky office.

2000

We began working with clients in Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia.

2002

We began working with our first international students.

2004

We began publishing College Talk, a magazine distributed to high schools state-wide.

2007

We began the year with our 1000th student, started a franchising division of College Finance & Planning called Class 101 and in June, we opened our first franchise in Louisville, Kentucky.

2008

In June, we opened second franchise in Columbus, Ohio.

2009

In June, we opened third franchise in Northern Kentucky.

2012

In January, we opened a fourth franchise in Bloomington, Indiana.

2013

In January, we opened our fourth franchise servicing Eastern Kentucky based out of Eastern Kentucky University.

2014
  • March – Lexington, KY becomes a franchise location with the owner being Mr. Winni van Gessel along with original owner Tom Pabin.
  • March – Nashville, Tennessee franchise opens.
  • August – Coral Springs, Florida franchise opens.
2015
  • January – Leesburg, Virginia franchise opens.
  • June – Atlanta, Georgia franchise opens.
  • September – Louisville, Kentucky franchise opens.
  • October – Little Rock, Arkansas franchise opens.
2016
  • March – Wilmington, NC franchise opens.
  • June – Lafayette, LA franchise opens.
  • July – New Corporate Headquarters opens in Lexington, KY.
  • August – Charlotte, NC franchise opens.
  • September- Nashville, TN franchise opens.
  • November- Savannah, GA franchise opens.
  • December -Southeastern PA franchise opens.
2017
  • February- West Tennessee franchise opens
  • March- Rochester, NY franchise opens
2020

Our goal by 2020 is to have 100 franchises in operation.