About The College Specialist

In the words of Albert Einstein: ” The only source of knowledge is experience.”

For over 22 years, my unwavering commitment has been to personally coach, mentor, and guide hundreds of families and their high school students through the intricate landscape of college admissions and financial aid. The ultimate objective has always been singular: to enhance each student’s eligibility in both the admissions and financial aid processes. Presently, I proudly count a multitude of accomplished professionals – including doctors, attorneys, world-renowned musicians, artists, engineers, media figures, pharmacists, entrepreneurs, and educators – spread across the United States. These individuals have successfully graduated and are now living their envisioned lives, a testament to the dedicated work we undertook during their formative pre-college years.

This achievement is vividly evident through the multitude of authentic testimonials, meticulously documented in eight substantial student albums, along with the glowing online reviews.

Moreover, my unyielding dedication has extended beyond merely orchestrating the admissions journey with precision and expertise, delving into the complicated nuances of scholarships, free aid formulas, FAFSA, CSS-Profile, and the intricate workings of Federal, State, and Private College financial aid practices. My aim is to ensure that every family maximizes their allocation of free funds, leaving no potential financial resources untapped.

With profound confidence, I, along with my exceptional and dedicated team, anticipate replicating these outstanding and resounding accomplishments for your family as well.

Thank you for expressing your interest in our services.

Paula Ini- President & Founder


Why Choose Us?

Our Mission:

Our sole purpose is to help you and your student to receive the best possible education in the most cost-effective manner and we have successfully achieved this for hundreds of families from all walks of life regardless of their income, assets, or backgrounds.



How we work:

We believe in creating a very caring, hands on, and highly disciplined approach to tackle today’s college challenges with lots of time in advance to prepare. This is good for all parties involved as we understand how stressful this process can be for the parents and specially the students. For instance, we believe that deadlines are just another beautiful day, if you did not wait to the last minute to submit your admissions or scholarships and variety of financial aid applications. 


Our Results:

The results of this dedicated process are better quality education for the children as well as less money out of your pocket, avoiding overpaying for college costs and unpleasant college loans. Your savings come in the forms of time, energy, stress, and of course financially.


Our Exclusivity- Accepting fewer than 15 students per year:

We are dedicated to achieving the maximum above results for every one of our families. Therefore, we are very exclusive with regards to the number of new families enrolling in our programs and limit this number to 15 or less new students per year.

100's of 5 Star Reviews:

For the last 22+ years, we have asked our parents and students to write us about their experiences of working with the Specialist. We are glad to present you 8 large albums full of authentic reviews in addition to our online 5 star reviews when we meet in our office.

Method of Payment:

Cash, Checks, and all major credit cards (3.3% fee).

Our Focus

Here is short video regarding our services:

  • Expert Admissions Counseling
  • Maximizing Free Aid
  • Unlimited Support

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