About Us

Ecliptic Financial Advisors, Inc. is a practice dedicated to helping you find the most affordable way to maximize and fund your child’s college education. As one of the top college funding practices in the country – and one of the largest in New Jersey – the firm has its roots in the financial services industry.

When John Tillman launched his career in financial services in 1986, he found that many of his clients needed help with college financial aid. In fact, some were even losing their opportunity for financial aid because they didn’t know that some of their decisions would affect their eligibility. As a result, John founded a specialty college funding practice in 1998. As an expert in the field, he meets four times a year with other planners to discuss college financial aid issues as well as changes in the industry, and he speaks at events to train new college aid planners.

He has helped parents of all means realize their goals to affordably fund their children’s education without going broke or eliminating the possibility of retiring in a comfortable fashion. Ecliptic hosts frequent workshops for parents interested in exploring a variety of college-aid topics. In addition, the firm offers a free one-hour consultation packed with useful information for workshop attendees.

Because Ecliptic Financial Advisors, Inc. specializes in college preparation as well as funding, the firm will help your child determine the best path forward based on a personalized plan. Through our student assessment program, we will help your student select a college major, a career, and find an affordable college that will best match their interests and field of study. Our services included SAT and ACT preparation, personalized checklists and timelines, and specific college suggestions. Ecliptic ensures that your child’s future is secured – especially when coupled with sound financial advice. Because college aid rules change frequently, advisors also stay abreast of the latest information in the industry.

Ecliptic Financial Advisors, Inc. serves families throughout New Jersey. In addition to college financial aid planning, we also offer college admissions counseling. Sign up for a workshop or contact us at 732-502-9700 to find out more about how you can affordably pay for college.

Ecliptic Financial provided us with excellent service, tools and advisement for both our daughters’ college selection, FAFSAs each year, scholarships, and funding strategy for college and retirement. They are always available to us with stellar support.

— Cecilia