Meet Our Founder

W. Scott Zerkle


Owner and College Funding Advisor 

W. Scott Zerkle is the owner, founder and chief college planning advisor for College Funding Solutions of Ohio, LLC.  Scott has a background as an independent financial adviser, as owner of Zerkle Financial Services, LLC, and has been in the financial industry since 1999. Scott is a trained "SET for College Advisor" in Strategic Education Technologies, a financial aid consultant, and has been recognized since 2010 as one of the nation's top College Planners.  He is a member and participant with the nationally acclaimed College Planning Network, and both of his businesses are proud members of the Better Business Bureau.

Scott also combines his training in College funding and financial planning with a legal and tax background, having graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1995. He graduated with his undergraduate degree from Wittenberg University (B.A. '92).

Scott enjoys combining his diverse background in multiple disciplines with a sincere passion to help families get their children through College in the most cost-effective manner possible, without sacrificing their retirement and other financial goals, and without taking on burdensome debt and other unnecessary risk. As someone who has experienced firsthand how NOT to attempt to fund College and finance an education, he wants to make sure that he can help prevent as many families as possible from making the common errors so prevalent in the College process.

Scott and College Funding Solutions of Ohio have spoken to families at over 16 Central Ohio High Schools.  In addition, we have provided educational engagements at a number of employee events for both private and federal employers, as well as for churches, civics groups, and other parent organizations.


Scott is married to his wife, Shannon, and they reside with their three children in Powell, Ohio. They are active members and contributors of Dublin Baptist Church and various local community projects.

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