Certified Educational Planning

College Planning Specialist Serving the Quad Cities and Beyond

How to Start College Planning

It’s happening. You were watching them play in the sandbox and build Lego castles, fighting to hide your tears as they put on their too-big Dora the Explorer
backpack to start the first day of Kindergarten, and taking them to “just one more house” to increase their “haul” during the trick-or-treat extravaganza. No matter what your child’s age, the “College Question” is simmering on the back burner. What do they want to be when they grow up? Where will they go? How are you going to pay for it? Are you on track? How are you going to figure this all out?

Whether you have a newborn, elementary school age or a teen right on the cusp of college, you’ve come to the right place! I’m Heidi Huiskamp Collins and I’m the CEO and Founder of Huiskamp Collins Education Planning, LLC in addition to Huiskamp Collins Investments, LLC. I’ve been investing for over 40 years and have been a licensed Financial Planner helping Quad-City families save for college for close to 20 years. I’m also a licensed fiduciary, always putting my clients’ best interests above my own.

In 2021, I’m proud to add the credential of Certified College Planning Specialist (CCPS) to my resume from the National Institute of Certified College Planners which positions me as an expert in advanced financial planning for all your family’s college needs. I am the only financial professional in the State of Iowa to hold this designation and one of three in the State of Illinois, the others residing in the Chicagoland area and the St. Louis metropolitan area, respectively. The comprehensive assistance I can provide your family on your college journey encompasses services no one else in our region is offering.

I would be honored and humbled to welcome you into the Huiskamp Collins family and take care of you as one of my own. I’d love to hear from you today and learn your story!

Thanks for your consideration.
Heidi Huiskamp Collins
Founder & CEO


“I am absolutely delighted with the service Heidi has provided for our entire family. It’s very refreshing to work with someone who is truly interested in their client and tailors the approach to meet their individual needs.”
Anthony Marranca
Dad of 11-year-old Ethan & 6-year-old Hudson

Our Services

Pick and choose. Mix and match. Your family is not “one-size-fits-all” and we want to serve in a way that meets your unique needs.

Our Clients

Whether you are a student, a parent, or another loving adult like a grandparent, Heidi is certified and specially trained to show up and address the issues that are important to you.


You have a lot of questions. Get the answers to some of your most pressing ones here.

About Us

Who is this Heidi Huiskamp Collins person? What are her qualifications and what are her highest values when it comes to working with our family?

Locations We Serve

No matter where you call home, Heidi has deep ties to your community and has exhibited community outreach there. You can feel good about working with her.


Don’t just take our word. Check out what Heidi’s clients really have to say about working with her.

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