Scotty McDonald, CSLP®, Candidate for CFP® Certification

Scotty McDonald, CSLP®, Candidate for CFP® Certification

Financial Planner


Student Loans, Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness, Industry-Specific Financial Planning Expertise: Lawyers


Scotty has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with an emphasis on restoration and resource management from San Jose State University.


Certified Student Loan Professional (CSLP®), Candidate for CFP® certification, Financial Planning Certificate Bryant University, FINRA Series 65 License

More About Scotty

Scotty McDonald is a Certified Student Loan Professional (CSLP®), holds a FINRA Series 65 license and is a Candidate for CFP® certification. Scotty has a  great passion for helping others realize the peace of mind that financial clarity can provide.  He has a deep empathy and curiosity for each individual’s circumstances derived from his wide range of life experiences as a small business owner (commercial photographer) and Environmental Scientist in the public sector. Scotty has firsthand student loan expertise from community colleges, private and public universities and specializes in helping public servants achieve Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness.

When not helping folks with student loans achieve financial freedom, Scotty is very likely going on long trail runs near his home in Santa Cruz, California.