• Founded a financial aid advisory business and has served as a financial aid adviser to several colleges
  • Author of "Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro"
  • Shares financial aid advice through her popular weekly Twitter chat, #CollegeCash
  • Named one of the “Top 30 Social Influencers in Personal Finance & Wealth,” by the Huffington Post


Jodi Okun has shared her financial aid expertise as an author, speaker, entrepreneur, and financial adviser. As the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, she has helped thousands of families navigate the college financial aid process. Jodi also served as a financial aid consultant at Occidental and Pitzer College, and a Brand Ambassador for Discover Student Loans.

Okun hosts #CollegeCash, a Twitter chat devoted to connecting college-bound families with higher education professionals. She is often quoted in the press and speaks frequently at conferences and events.

Okun 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.

Okun is the author of "Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro."


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

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