Jodi Okun


Author. Speaker. Entrepreneur. Financial Advisor. Jodi Okun is one of the “Top 30 Social Influencers in Personal Finance & Wealth,” according to Huffington Post.


As the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, she has helped thousands of families successfully navigate the financial aid process and open educational possibilities for their children, regardless of cost. In addition to CFFA, Jodi’s background includes former financial aid consultant at Occidental and Pitzer College.

Every Thursday at 5pm PST, Jodi hosts #CollegeCash, a Twitter chat devoted to connecting college-bound families with higher education professionals. With more than 10 million impressions per week, #CollegeCash is a top resource for parents and students. In fact, @JodiOkun has been cited as a top 4 Twitter account on student financial aid.

She is the Brand Ambassador for Discover Student Loans.

Jodi is often quoted in the press and speaks frequently at conferences and events. She is the author of the upcoming book Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro.

Jodi is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Advisors, California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and Western Association of College Admission Counseling.


Jodi has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Redlands. 

Jodi Okun

“I have a passion for opening up educational possibilities to everyone. Many parents never dream these opportunities are possible because they think the cost of college is out of reach. By helping parents and students to use and manage college financial aid strategies more effectively, I hope to make it possible for as many students as possible to receive the best education, regardless of cost.”