Tim McFillin The College Funding Coach

Tim McFillin, CLTC

Office Location

1593 Spring Hill Rd. Suite 500E
Vienna, VA 22182

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Tim is a proud Virginia native. He grew up in Vienna and attended Bishop Denis J. O’Connell H.S. in Arlington. He then went on to attend the University of Virginia where he graduated with degrees in Finance and Psychology. While attending UVA, Tim was Vice President of the Economics Club, volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, and was a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.

Tim is the main diamond supporter for the VA-based Best Runners charity group, which funds local DC area food drives, helps the victims of natural disasters across the world, and pays for life-saving surgeries for those without health insurance. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Homeward Trails Animal Rescue (HTAR), which helps stray dogs and cats find a loving home. In addition, Tim donates annually to the Helping Hands Society, which benefits military families of Wounded Warriors. Lastly, Tim gives money to the VIN (Veterinary Information Network) every month to help educate young doctors on smart student loan repayment strategies. He and his team are passionate about raining money for HTAR, organizing charity events throughout the year, and donating their own money consistently in order to make a positive impact on the community!

Tim is truly passionate about helping families find smart ways to fund the rising cost of education. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes great pride in helping parents and students implement strategies to reduce their out-of-pocket costs. Please reach out to him via email at tmcfillin@thecollegefundingcoach.com or call his office at 703-394-7185 to learn more about how he might be able to help your family as well!

“Meeting with Tim was one of the best decisions I made in preparing a plan to fund my son’s college. I went into the conversation thinking that I hadn’t done enough and left with a bouce in my step and feeling good about our funding plan. I also learned a lot about the college application and selection process, available loans, etc. He also provided ideas on schools we hadn’t previously considered. I’m so glad that I made the decision to meet with Tim. Definitely worth the time and I’m more knowledgeable as a result.”  -Nancy R.

Read Tim’s Blogs:

Is an Ivy League Education Worth the Cost?

Navigating Your Undergraduate Student Loan Options Wisely

Conquering the Beast of Graduate Student Debt

Consider Going Out of State for College


Watch Tim’s webinar on 529 Plans:

Why 529 Accounts & Why Now?

Please listen to his podcast with a Virginia mom who helped get her son a $150,000 scholarship after attending The College Funding Coach workshop and complimentary consultation:


Lastly, Tim was also recently featured on the popular Motley Fool Answers podcast! Please check out these 5 video segments below about “The Top 5 Myths about Financial Aid.”

Even if you have a lot of assets, your student may still qualify for aid:

Even If You Have a Lot of Assets, Your College Student Could Qualify for Aid

When it comes to paying for college, don’t forget the FAFSA:

When It Comes to Paying for College, Don’t Forget FAFSA

529 plans may not keep your student from receiving aid:

529 Plans Won’t Keep Your College Student From Receiving Aid

For divorced couples, financial aid is based on the custodial parent:

For Divorced Couples, College Student Aid Is Based on a Number of Factors

The Weirdest College Traditions:

The Weirdest College Traditions