Franchise Locations
Blackwater Area Florida Office
705 Ashley Drive
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 634-0104
(850) 634-0103

Boise-Meridian Idaho Office
Boise/Meridian, ID
(208) 297-6275

Central Arkansas Office
21941 Interstate 30 Suite 27
Bryant, AR 72022

Central Indiana Office
309 E. Winslow Rd. Bloomington, IN 47401 (812)-320-3702

Central Kentucky Office

Chesapeake Virginia Office
1021 Eden Way N. Suite 116 Chesapeake, VA 23320 (757) 251-0417

Chattanooga Tennessee Office
739 Ashland Terrace, Suite 110 Chattanooga, TN 37415 (423)-822-2191

Citrus Heights California Office
Citrus Heights, CA 95610
(916) 347-0048

Cleveland Ohio Southeast Office
Cleveland, OH
10611 East Washington Street Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44023 (216) 404-7777

Conejo Valley California Office
Conejo Valley, CA
(805) 380-3302

Cypress Texas Office
16718 House Hahl Road
Suite S
Cypress, TX 77433
(281) 758-8533

Dayton Ohio South Office
Dayton, OH
(937) 705-5113

Doral Florida Office
Doral, FL
(954) 599-3116

Douglas County Colorado Office
Castle Pines, CO
(720) 767-3101

Eastern Kentucky Office
Berea, KY 40403
(859) 779-2395

Encinitas California Office
Encinitas, CA 40403
(858) 349-6076

Franklin Tennessee Office
Franklin, TN
(615) 497-5886

Grand Prairie Texas Office
3200 S. Carrier Parkway Suite 102 Grand Prairie, TX 75052 (972) 675-7899

Greater Austin Texas Office
Austin, TX
(512) 677-6644

Greater Rochester New York Office
Rochester, NY
600 Fishers Station Drive Suite 101 Victor, NY 14564 (585) 632-0101

Irvine California Office
Irvine, CA
15 Hammond, Suite 309 Irvine, CA 92618 1-(888) 91-CLASS

Katy Texas Office
Katy, TX 77494
1526 Katy Gap Road Suite 903 Katy, TX 77494 (281) 406-3004

Lafayette Louisiana Office
Lafayette, LA
537 Cajun Dome Blvd., Ste. 111 Lafayette, LA 70506 (337) 739-5350

Lexington Kentucky Office
2039 Regency Rd.
Suite 8
Lexington, KY 40503
(859) 277-2371

Louisville Kentucky Northeast Office
Louisville, KY
8011 New La Grange Road
Louisville, KY 40222
(502) 338-7723

Memphis Midsouth Tennessee Office
Memphis, TN
(901) 652-9093
(901) 410-3117

Mesa-Gilbert Arizona Office
Mesa-Gilbert, AZ
2929 N. Power Road, Suite 101
Mesa, AZ 85215
(480) 428-0101

Mobile Alabama Office
Mobile, AL
(251) 450-8141

Monmouth County NJ Office
Middletown, NJ
(732) 835-5110

NJ Bergen West Office
Bergen, NJ
(201) 781-5673

Tennessee Office

40 Burton Hills Boulevard, Suite 200
Nashville, TN
(615) 656-7071

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

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania East Office
Pittsburgh, PA
(724) 221-3223

Savannah Georgia Office
Savannah, GA
(912) 303-7600

Southeastern Pennsylvania Office
Southeastern PA
(610) 214-3041

Southwest Missouri Office
1740 S. Glenstone Avenue Unit O
Southwest Missouri
(417) 708-5650

Sugar Land Texas Office
104 Industrial Blvd, Suite 205
Sugar Land, TX
(832) 500-3560

Treasure Coast Florida Office
850 NW Federal Highway
Suite 165
Stuart, FL
(772) 247-2716

Tupelo Mississippi Office
Tupelo, MS
398 E. Main Suite 201 Tupelo, MS 38804 (662) 321-1679

West St. Louis County MO Office
15457 Clayton Road St. Louis, MO 63011 (636) 299-1944

West Tennessee Office
West Tennessee
47 A Murray Guard Dr. Jackson, TN 38305 (731) 868-4688

Westerville Ohio Office
5901 Chandler Ct.
Westerville, OH 43082
(614) 942-0247

Wilmington, North Carolina Office
890 S. Kerr Ave.
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 200-4719


Company History

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

Franklin, 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

April-Katy, Texas franchise opens

June-Cleveland, Ohio franchise opens

July-Mesa-Gilbert, Arizona 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-Douglas County, 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

March – Sugar Land, TX franchise opens

May – Conejo Valley, California franchise opens

August – Dayton OH South franchise opens

August – Grand Prairie, TX franchise opens

September – Bergen, NJ franchise opens

September – Memphis, TN franchise opens

December – Mobile, AL franchise opens

December – Crestview, FL (Blackwater) franchise opens


January – Southwest Missouri franchise opens

February – Chesapeake Virginia franchise opens

February – Chattanooga Tennessee franchise opens

February – Central Kentucky franchise opens

April – West St. Louis County Missouri franchise opens

April – Monmouth County NJ franchise opens