Franchise Locations
Bloomington, IN Office
309 E. Winslow Rd. Bloomington, IN 47401 (812)-320-3702

Boise/Meridian, ID Office
Boise/Meridian, ID
(208) 297-6275

Castle Pines, CO Office
Castle Pines, CO
(720) 767-3101

Cleveland, OH Office
Cleveland, OH
10611 East Washington Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023 (216) 404-7777

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

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

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

Encinitas, California Office
Encinitas, CA 40403
(858) 349-6076

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

Greater Austin, TX Office
Austin, TX
(512) 677-6644

Irvine, CA Office
Irvine, CA
15 Hammond, Suite 309 Irvine, CA 92618 1-(888) 91-CLASS

Katy, TX Office
Katy, TX 77494
(281) 406-3004

Lafayette, LA Office
Lafayette, LA
537 Cajun Dome Blvd., Ste. 111 Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 739-5350

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

Little Rock, AR Office
21941 Interstate 30 Suite 27 Bryant, AR 72022
Louisville, KY Office
Louisville, KY
8011 New La Grange Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 338-7723

Louisville Southeast, KY Office
Louisville Southeast, KY
8011 New La Grange Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 276-7878

Mesa-Gilbert, AZ Office
Mesa-Gilbert, AZ
2929 N. Power Road, Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 428-0101

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

North Atlanta, GA Office
North Atlanta, GA
(678) 455-2784

Pittsburgh, PA Office
Pittsburgh, PA
(724) 221-3223

Rochester, NY Office
Rochester, NY
600 Fishers Station Drive Suite 101 Victor, NY 14564 (585) 632-0101

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

Southeastern PA Office
Southeastern PA
(610) 214-3041

Tupelo, MS Office
Tupelo, MS
398 E. Main Suite 201 Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 321-1679

West Tennessee Office
West Tennessee
47 A Murray Guard Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 (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


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


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.


We opened the Louisville, Kentucky office.


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


We began working with our first international students.


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


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.


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


In June, we opened third franchise in Northern Kentucky.


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


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

  • 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.
  • January – Leesburg, Virginia franchise opens.
  • June – Atlanta, Georgia franchise opens.
  • September – Louisville, Kentucky franchise opens.
  • October – Little Rock, Arkansas franchise opens.
  • 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.
  • February- West Tennessee franchise opens
  • March- Rochester, NY franchise opens
  • April- Irvine, CA franchise opens
  • April- Katy, TX franchise opens
  • June- Cleveland, OH franchise opens
  • June- Mesa-Gilbert, AZ franchise opens
  • July- North Atlanta, GA franchise opens
  • July-Boise/Meridian, ID franchise opens
  • July- Greater Austin, TX franchise opens
  • August- Louisville Southeast, KY franchise opens
  • September- Pittsburgh, PA franchise opens
  • October- Tupelo, MS franchise opens
  • October- Castle Pines, CO franchise opens
  • October- Encinitas, CA franchise opens

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