Financial Aid Consultant, Pitzer and Occidental College; Founder, College Financial Aid Advisors
Jodi Okun has been working in the Financial Aid Industry for over ten years. As a former Sr. Asst. Director of Financial Aid at Occidental College, Jodi has helped thousands of families make college more affordable. Jodi is the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors where she works closely with families to successfully navigate the financial aid process. Jodi’s exclusive confidential and personal service not only helps identify grants, loans and scholarships available to students, but also helps submit the multitude of forms associated with obtaining financial aid.
Through Jodi’s large and loyal Twitter following, she has organically incorporated philanthropy into her brand. Every Thursday at 5pm PST, Jodi hosts #CollegeCash: a Twitter chat devoted to connecting college-bound families with higher education professionals. On average, #CollegeCash receives more than ten million impressions per week, making it a top resource for parents and students.
Jodi is active in both CASFAA (California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators) and WASFAA (Western Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators). Jodi was a guest speaker at the NACAC (National Association for College Admission Counseling) regional conference.