FAMILIES SPEND $5 BILLION ANNUALLY RESEARCHING AND APPLYING TO COLLEGE.

College Financial Aid Advisors (CFAA) was founded by Jodi Okun in 2008 to provide a one on one service for families who seek financial aid for their children’s higher education.

 

We are dedicated to guiding you through the financial aid process in a manner that is both effortless and precise.

 

CFAA is there for you, every step of the journey.

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OUR TEAM

Founder & President Jodi Okun is the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors. She has successfully helped thousands of families navigate the financial aid process. Her expertise parallels her passion and has made her a top influencer in the financial aid industry. Jodi's background includes over ten years in the financial aid industry. She has first-hand experience working in financial aid offices at colleges such as Occidental and Pitzer. Jodi is the brand ambassador for Discover Student Loans. Together, they believe in the value of a college education and empowering families with the financial resources they need. Jodi is the About.com Money Expert and was recently featured as one of the Top 30 Social Influencers in Personal Finance & Wealth. She is a social media strategist, speaker, consultant and small business advocate.

Jodi Okun

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Alexandra Teixeira is the Associate Director of College Financial Aid Advisors where she bring experience and a proven track record of success in the financial aid industry and digital communication. Alexandra graduated from Boston University in Boston, Mass. where she received a B.S. in communications and a minor in sociology. She was active in her sorority, Alpha Phi, and held two leadership positions including Vice President and New Member Educator. Alex enjoyed working in the admissions office at Boston University, serving as an Admissions Ambassador and President’s Host. Alexandra is a millennial who graduated with student loan debt. She helps counsel current undergraduates understand what is means to borrow and helps graduates manage their repayment.

Alexandra Teixeira

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

WHAT WE DO

“I have a passion for working with parents to open up educational possibilities for their children. Many parents never dream these opportunities are possible because they think the cost of college is out of reach. By helping parents use and manage college financial aid strategies – from scholarships to work study jobs to student loans – I make it feasible for children to receive the best education regardless of cost.”

PERSONALIZED TIMELINE

What needs to be done and when will it be done? Together, we will meet financial aid deadlines.

FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the gateway application to financial aid.

CSS PROFILE

Identify colleges requiring the College Scholarship Service Profile application.

INSTITUTIONAL FORMS

Many schools have their own financial aid forms that need to be completed to be eligible for financial aid.

AWARD LETTER ANALYSIS

How do you compare your financial aid award letters? Let’s break it down.

STUDENT LOAN COUNSELING

Understand what it means to borrow money for college. Take control of your student loans before they take control of you.

TESTIMONIALS

WHAT CAN COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID ADVISORS DO FOR YOU?