Jodi Okun

Expertise: College Financial Aid
Title: Founder of College Financial Aid Advisors
Education: University of Redlands
Location: Orange County, California


  • Founded a financial aid advisory business where she helps thousands of families navigate the financial aid process
  • Author of "Secrets of a Financial Aid Pro"
  • Has served as a financial aid adviser to several colleges, including Occidental College
  • 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 over the course of 10 years. As the founder of College Financial Aid Advisors, she helps thousands of families navigate the college financial aid process, covering everything from financial aid from grants to student loans. Before opening her company, Jodi served as a financial aid consultant at Occidental College, UC San Diego Extension, and Pitzer College. She was also a brand ambassador for Discover Student Loans.

Okun is the host of #CollegeCash—a Twitter chat devoted to connecting college-bound families with higher education professionals. She has been featured in the Huffington Post, and speaks frequently at conferences and events. Okun is also 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 Okun has a Bachelor of Science in business administration from the University of Redlands. 

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