We routinely save families $40,000 to $60,000 on their college costs.  We assess a family's unique, and even complicated, financial situation to determine all available and appropriate strategies to maximize financial aid and scholarships. Even families who don't qualify for need-based aid can get scholarships and discounts for college with our proprietary tools and strategies.  Oregon based, nationwide coverage of research and college funding opportunities!


We take the guess work and anxiety out of the college planning process. By providing guidance through all aspects of the career search, college search, admissions applications and selection processes, we help determine the best fit colleges - academically, socially and financially for your family . We go the extra mile coaching students to identify their interests and aptitudes in deciding their major and career path. And, completing financial aid forms for parents on time and accurately. 


What's the secret?  We teach families what goes on behind closed doors of college admissions and financial aid offices; How colleges make decisions about who gets in and who gets extra the scholarship money; What to do and when to do it!


We are experts. We have been guiding parents and students for over a decade so you can feel confident and secure knowing our knowledge and expertise is working for you. We've helped hundreds of families and students make the most of their college planning. 


Cori Murphy, CCA

College Financial Planner, President


Cori has the unique ability to break down complex college planning and financial matters and translate both to parents and students in an easy to understand manner. 


When Cori started My College Authority, Inc. over 13 years ago, her children had yet to start elementary school. Now with two in high school, college is on the horizon, and she knows exactly how overwhelmed and stressed it all can be for parents. Her knowledge and expertise provide the calm within the storm.


Cori has worked in financial services since 2000, and is associated with a nationwide network of college planners who for years have used strategies to help students find and select colleges that fit, maximize financial aid and scholarships, and financially planned with parents to make college affordable.


Also as a Regional Vice President for the College Funding Service Center, Cori and her team oversee college planning operations and success for 15 college planners and over 600 families annually.


Cori is a member of the National College Advocacy Group, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students, families, and other advisers on the issues surrounding college admissions and financial aid.  

Paula Smith

Student Positioning Counselor


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Paula is a Southern Oregon native and has personally navigated the complexities of college planning with her two amazing daughters, Katelyn and Madigan.  Both, now in their senior year at George Fox University studying Engineering. 

Abraham Garcia

Client Service Consultant


Abe has amassed an extensive background in sales and customer service laying out the perfect foundation for his self-proclaimed purpose; to serve.


Abe brings his professional and positive nature in service to our parents and students working as a resource for daily questions, answers and assistance.  




Abe's goal is to become an expert, aiding and counseling the younger generation through the complex procedures of college selection, college planning, and life after college. Don't be surprised if you see Abe working directly with families as a planner in the future.