Financial Aid for College Advisor

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After reading through the information on this website and you would like to proceed, please complete the contact form by clicking here.  I would email the listing of questions for you to begin. Prior to the meeting, I spend several hours researching your situation so that I can tailor the discussion to your family's circumstances.

Ms. Bishop is a Certified Public Accountant and Financial Aid for College Advisor. Her expertise is working with families to develop strategies on how to pay for college, and to find the best college for their student at the lowest cost to the family.  Paula has been a practicing CPA for the past 20 years which allows her to combine her tax knowledge with the complexities of the financial aid system. Paula frequently conducts seminars to high school groups, sports groups, PTAs and professional organizations to include CPAs, Financial Advisors and Attorneys on "The Secrets of Financial Aid for College".
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) and the National Society of Tax Professionals. Paula is the Past President of the Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance in Bellevue, WA.  Paula is also an active member of the National College Advocacy Group (NCAG) whose mission is to respond to the challenges facing college bound students and their families. Paula has been quoted in Money Magazine and the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Business Partner:

Scott Brayton,

Athletic Coach and Advisor

Scott's genuine interest in sports and those who participate in them has led him to create unique services that educate students who are looking to find the college that is right for their educational needs. Scott works with student athletes who wish to play their sport in college, though recognizes that their academic goals are the primary focus in the college selection process. Scott helps with NCAA rules to make sure the student is on target to be eligible to play at the college level and puts together a plan to achieve the best situation for the student.

  •     High School Career
    •   All-State, All-New England, Honorable Mention All American – Soccer
    •   Varsity Basketball, Baseball
    •   All State Lacrosse

  • Junior National Team Member - Soccer

  • College Soccer Career
    •   Hartwick College (4) year player
    •   Member of the 1977 Division I National Champions
    •   Member of the 1980 Final Four Team

  • Professional Soccer Career (4) years

  • Assistant College Coach (2 years)
​​​​​Paula Bishop, CPA, Financial Aid for College Advisor