Elyssa Olgin



Michael Clanin co-authors book to help families through the complicated and often difficult experience of college admissions and financial planning.

Cedar Rapids, IA (January 28, 2019) – In this book, Secrets of a College Financial Aid Expert, families and students get invaluable information to navigate the college planning process. Whether looking for guidance in choosing the right university or figuring out how to pay for it, find the answers here. Michael Clanin, founder of Iowa College Funding Solutions and Clanin Financial Solutions, puts his over 15 years of experience to work for families undertaking this challenging journey.

“We strive to bring clarity to so much uncertainty,” says Clanin. “Being able to guide people through this exciting, but confusing college planning process is a victory in its own right.”

This book illuminates the pitfalls to avoid in the college application process. It includes tips for excelling on the SAT and ACT tests and even secrets to writing killer admission essays. Michael strives for every student to reach their end target, to attend and afford the school of their dreams.

“If we can help our children achieve their goals and aspirations, it will show for generations to come,” says Clanin. “Our community is our number one priority.”

Clanin offers a personal perspective that others may lack. He expanded his practice to include planning for specific goals such as college funding, because his own children were starting college. The family faced the same questions, issues and obligations that your family may now be experiencing as you prepare your child for college.

Michael Clanin is committed to building solid, long term relationships with his clients while offering an opportunity for financial success. He works with the March of Dimes and JDRF Type 1 Diabetes charities when he is not biking, golfing, traveling or reading. Michael’s greatest joy is spending time with his three children, Emma, Oliver, Lily and his wife Carla.

To learn more information about this book, to attend an upcoming workshop, or schedule a consultation, please contact Michael Clanin at 319-249-5556 or email at


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