Paula is a Certified Public
Accountant and Financial Aid for College Advisor. Her expertise is
working with families to develop strategies to pay for college, and to find the best college for their
student at the lowest cost to the family.
Paula holds a Finance Degree from the Wharton
School, University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from the University of California
at Berkeley. She is a member of the Washington Society of CPAs, the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) ,the National Society of
Tax Professionals and the American Society of Women
Accountants (ASWA). Paula is also an active member of the National College
Advocacy Group (NCAG) whose mission is to help with the challenges facing
college bound students and their families.
Families Pay for College
We know the college financial aid system and can assist your family through the
entire process to include: determining your financial aid need; selecting
colleges; estimating financial aid awards from these colleges; completing
financial aid forms and finally helping families compare awards received to
determine the best match for your student.
Our firm's goal is to match the
college that your student will attend to your student's academic goals and
personal interests and not allow your family's
finances to determine the choice of school to attend.
Services - How we can help
The financial aid system is not
simple and each family is unique. Your family may need assistance through the
entire financial aid process or may need only an assessment of whether your
family qualifies for financial aid. Primary services we offer include:
Financial Aid Evaluation
Through a review of your tax information, your assets, your student's income
and assets we calculate the dollar amount the financial aid system expects
your family to contribute to college costs each year. We develop
strategies to increase your financial aid eligibility.
colleges that fit your student's goals and interests
Our firm works with the family to select colleges that match the student's
academic goals and interests as well as provide generous financial aid packages.
Complete the Financial Aid Forms
Our firm is very familiar with all of the necessary financial aid
forms to include the FAFSA, CSS Profile form as well as financial aid forms
unique to various colleges.