Families of college-bound students all share the same desired outcome: a graduate with a well-paying job and minimal or no student loan debt. However, sometimes the path to achieving this goal can be confusing for parents. That’s why we created My College Corner. We know that while circumstances are different for every family, gaining admission to the right school and figuring out to pay for it are universal.

What We Do

My College Corner helps parents navigate the complex process of planning for college. We provide you with relevant information, topical webinars, cutting-edge tools and personal admission and financial aid assistance.

Why this Matters

“College isn’t worth the cost”

“One trillion in student debt”

“We won’t qualify for financial aid”

“College is tough to get into”

These are just several of the statements families are subjected to as they think about college for their children. My College Corner will cut through all the noise and lead you on a clear path to post-secondary success where you will own the process and eventually say “I’ve got this!

Meet The Team

John Hupalo

CEO & Co-Founder

John Hupalo is the author of Plan and Finance our Family’s College Dreams: A Parent’s Step-by-Step Guide fro Pre-K to Senior Year  (Peterson’s 2016), host of his podcast My College Corner, frequent radio guest, and founder of Invite Education, a company dedicated to demystifying the process of planning and paying for education.

Peter Mazareas, PhD


Dr. Peter Mazareas is considered one of the nation’s foremost experts on college financing and a committed advocate for the national college savings movement. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the College Savings Foundation, the leading Trade Association for the 529 college savings movement, and the former Executive Director of The Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (MEFA), where he implemented some of the nation’s first 529 college savings Plans and pre-paid college tuition programs.

Ken O’Connor

Director of Content Development

As Director of Content Development, Ken helps parents and students connect with critical college planning knowledge to help make wise higher education decisions. This is through production of the #MyCollegeCorner podcast, webinars, and regular social media updates. Ken brings real world expertise with extensive background having served thousands of families as a financial aid officer and consultant.

Jeff Bentley

Director of Partnerships

In his role as Director of Partnerships, Jeff works with industry partners to deliver college planning services. He has over 15 years of experience in the higher education sector, with a focus on ensuring students and families have the financial competency to understand college costs and student loan repayment. As a father of three school-aged children, he believes in the importance of developing a comprehensive plan for higher education.

Mary Nickeson

Senior Vice President

Mary’s career began as a high school guidance counselor where she focused on new technologies, leading her to a college planning software start-up company. She later joined Archimedes, and then served as Vice President at Wealth Management Systems, Inc. Most recently, she led DST’s College Planning Solutions group, providing clients with mobile-friendly college planning applications, custom communications and consulting services.