Austin Perryman The College Funding Coach

Austin Perryman

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4551 Cox Rd
Suite 215
Glen Allen, VA 23060

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Why The College Funding Coach?

My interest in college funding stems from my attending my alma mater, Hampden-Sydney College. My family and I had to utilize many different strategies to make it through to graduation, and the financial aid department helped immensely while I was there. Having experienced and learned so much during that time, and in the time since, I’m thrilled to share/teach information with parents of prospective college students firsthand.

Growing up in a southern family, it’s been instilled from a young age that you do what you can to help people any time that you can. Pairing this philosophy with my background in sports (specifically football from 1st grade through college), I’ve always found true happiness in being alongside people as they journey towards their goals. Helping others to reach their goals is in my DNA. It’s what gets me up in the morning and puts a smile on my face when I go to bed.

Area of Focus for LKS Workshops: Schools, businesses, and groups in the greater Richmond area

A Little More About Austin

Background: Austin joined the financial services industry in 2016 to help others navigate difficult financial terrain. Specifically, as he began his career he was able to help his grandparents navigate their transition to retirement.

Austin made the official switch to full-time financial planning and joined True North Advisors in 2019. That same year, he joined The College Funding Coach as a regional manager in the Richmond area. The goal of helping people the most in need was directly in line with The College Funding Coach®️’s mission to help families better understand the complex strategies for saving and paying for college and making higher education more affordable.

Personal Life & Community Involvement: Austin was born and raised in Fairfax, VA. He now lives in Richmond and is engaged to be married to Lauren Griffith in 2021. In his free time, Austin enjoys spending time exploring Richmond with his fiancée…that is, if he’s not already in the gym, golfing, or playing flag football on the competitive circuit. He also enjoys social sports (kickball, softball, bowling, etc.) and playing guitar/singing.

Austin is a member of the Hanover Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee and engages in quarterly community service events with his team. He coached football for Mills Godwin High School in Spring 2021 and assists with developing youth football players during camps throughout the year.

Professional Accomplishments:
Agency Rookie of the Year 2019
Rising Leader 2019
Leader’s Qualifier 2019

Hampden-Sydney, BS in Mathematical Economics, Minor in Spanish
University of Richmond, Certificate of Completion for coursework in financial planning (CFP in progress)

Broker-Dealer Required Disclosure: Austin Perryman is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, L.L.C. True North Advisors LLC is not a subsidiary or affiliate of MML Investors Services, L.L.C. Member SIPC. 100 East Shore Drive, Suite 300, Glen Allen, VA 23059 (804) 346-1011.

The College Funding Coach is not affiliated with MML Investors Services, LLC.

Licensing Info: Austin is licensed to sell insurance in VA and NC and securities in VA.

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Read Austin Perryman’s Blog Posts:

What Is an ABLE Account (529A Savings Plan)? Is It Right for Your Family?

Are Scholarships and Grants Taxable?

How the GI Bill Affects the Costs of Higher Education