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

Citrus Heights, CA Office
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(408) 599-1105

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

Norman, OK Office
Norman, OK
(405) 346-8393

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

Sugar Land, TX Office
Sugar Land, TX
(832) 500-3560

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

Tom Pabin, Class 101 President/Founder

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.  We have been given a change to enhance our lives and others, we should take advantage of that …. 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


College Finance and Planning is started by Tom Pabin.  Its first location is Tom’s one bedroom apartment.


The first office of College Finance and Planning is opened on Regency Road in Lexington, KY


College Finance and Planning expands to a second location in Louisville, KY


College Talk Magazine begins publication.  Over 300,000 copies are distributed to high school students.


The 1000th student begins receiving college planning services.


College Finance and Planning becomes Class 101

Class 101 begins offering franchise opportunities


The first franchise location outside of Kentucky opens in Columbus, OH


Class 101 opens a location in Bloomington, IN


Class 101 opens a franchise in Eastern Kentucky


Betsy Filchak, Director of Franchise Relations, joins the Class 101 team

Miami, Florida franchise opens

Nashville, Tennessee franchise opens


Benton/Bryant, Arkansas franchise opens

Louisville, Kentucky franchise opens

The 3000th student is reached through Class 101’s college planning services and test preparation classes


Wilmington, North Carolina franchise opens

Nashville, Tennessee franchise opens

Lafayette, Louisiana franchise opens

Savannah, Georgia franchise opens

Southeastern Pennsylvania franchise opens

Rochester, New York franchise opens

Company-wide Class 101 Seniors collectively received over $33,157,931 in scholarship money.  Total to date company-wide is over $136,000,000

Class 101 Corporate Headquarters opens in Lexington, Kentucky


February-West Tennessee franchise opens

April-Irvine, California franchise opens

June-Cleveland, Ohio franchise opens

July-Mesa-Gilbert, Arizona franchise opens

July-North Atlanta, Georgia franchise opens

July-Boise/Meridian, Idaho franchise opens

July-Greater Austin, Texas franchise opens

August-Louisville Southeast, Kentucky franchise opens

September-Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania franchise opens

October-Tupelo, Mississippi franchise opens

October-Castle Pines, Colorado franchise opens

October-Encinitas, California franchise opens

Class 101 celebrates its 20th anniversary

Bryan Smith, CFO joins the Class 101 team

Class 101 is recognized by Franchise Gator as

-Top 100 Franchise – #60

-Fastest Growing Franchise – #15

-Top Emerging Franchise – #5


February-Norman, Oklahoma franchise opens

May – Conejo Valley, California franchise opens