Jodi Okun


Jodi Okun wrote about student financial aid for The Balance. She has shared her wealth of experience through articles, speaking and teaching engagements, and her book "Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro."

Jodi founded a financial aid advisory business and has served as a financial aid advisor to several colleges. She shares financial aid advice through her popular weekly Twitter chat, #CollegeCash, and was 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 advisor. As the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, she has helped thousands of families navigate the financial aid process. Jodi also served as a former financial aid consultant at Occidental and Pitzer College, and a Brand Ambassador for Discover Student Loans.

Jodi 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.

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 has written "Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro."

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