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What We Do

Family Financial Positioning

Financial Positioning Service encompasses a complete analysis of your EFC* to maximize your opportunity for financial aid. Families save thousands annually by implementing our plans and strategies to legally reduce their EFC.

*EFC=Estimated Family Contribution is how much money a family is determined to pay out-of-pocket for college.  


Even middle & high income earning families can benefit from this type of planning

Student Positioning

Our Student Positioning Service offers comprehensive online career & aptitude tests to help determine a student’s career interests, academic level and strengths. Our student positioning specialist then reviews the results of these assessments to proficiently recommend colleges that are a good fit for the student. Properly positioning the student’s college choices greatly enhances the chances of acceptance at the school of choice with the best financial aid package.

Forms Processing

Our Forms Processing Service involves filing all financial aid forms for first time college applicants as well as returning students. This service brings peace of mind to parents and families by ensuring all forms are filed on time and accurately.




Who We Are

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Rodney Godwin, owner of GPS, is part of a college planning team that helps parents and students be as prepared as possible for the college admissions process. GPS is dedicated to informing parents and students about the process of academic planning, financial planning, and student enrollment and positioning. We put the most accurate and up-to-date information right at your fingertips.

Rodney is a regular guest speaker for Free College Planning, Inc., a non-profit organization that hosts training workshops all over the United States. These workshops are tailored to assist students, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles with answers to questions that arise during this important period of life. If it is your dream to send your child (or yourself) to a four-year university but you do not think you can afford it, contact GPS today ... We’ll get you where you need to be. 

Rodney C Godwin, CLTC  Godwin Planning Solutions founder/owner.

Our Team

Rodney C. Godwin, CLTC/College Planner

Founder/Owner of Godwin Planning Solutions.   Rodney has been a college planning consultant since 2012 and in the financial services industry full time since 1999.   In addition to college & financial consulting, he is a musician and enjoys singing & making music on acoustic guitar and ukulele.  







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College Funding Service Center

My service team has over 50 representatives that help us keep up to date with what you need to know to plan and prepare for this exciting next stage of life.  


The College Funding Service Center has serviced thousands of clients for over a decade. We were one of the first service organizations that helped families understand the balance between college fit and college affordability.  

We’ve developed specialized information systems to communicate this important concept to each student we serve.  These proprietary systems are an enormous help in the discovery of the college that will academically challenge the student while being affordable for the family.

The director of the College Funding Service Center, AL Hoffman, has spoken at national conferences on topics ranging from financial aid forms filing to college affordability.  He was one of the four founding members and first president of the National College Advocacy Group, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in New York.

The College Funding Service Center has grown consistently since its inception.

You can learn more about What We Do, or read our FAQs.


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GPS Service Center Consultant

Jenelle Harcut

1-800-525-0568 ext 3

860-318-3167


Jennelle works with GPS's  clients and helps administrate our entire college planning process.   She brings over 15 years experience.   From administrating access to our service plans to actually preparing your FAFSA and CCS profile forms, our Love Jenelle!



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Michael Robison

Student Positioner 

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Paula Smith

Student Positioner