Paula Bishop, CPA
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. 

 


Helping 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.

Identify 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.


For more information contact: paula@paulabishop.com  425-646-4535