About Stephanie

Stephanie Hancock is a passionate Financial Advisor & College Aid Expert born, raised, and based in Los Angeles, California. Currently, she is the proud owner of College Aid Consulting.  She also heads Hancock Wealth Advisory, a state registered investment advisor, where she focuses on college funding and retirement planning.

Throughout the span of nearly two decades, Stephanie has acquired extensive expertise in the financial aid world and has helped countless students attend college affordably.

As a previous student who wanted to attend Rice University, but couldn't due to her family’s inability to qualify for financial aid, Stephanie understands what it's like to be told you can't attend your dream school. And that is exactly why she has made it her life’s mission to give students the chance that they deserve. Furthermore, as a parent with a child in college, she knows all too well about the struggle of balancing student's needs and wants with the concern about costs, retirement, and more.

In addition to consulting on financial aid, Stephanie’s key talent lies in public speaking and she has been a regular speaker at various high schools, businesses, and community organizations statewide. She also has an undeniable knack for simplifying the overly complex, making her a highly sought-after College Aid Expert.

Combining her in-depth industry knowledge and unwavering work ethic along with her unparalleled dedication to integrity, Stephanie always makes it a point to go the extra mile for each and every client. Having a true understanding of the system has earned her the reputation as being the go-to financial aid expert for high school counselors and independent college consultants alike. Additionally, she is one of the very first professionals in all of Los Angeles to specialize in this particular area.

Additionally, Stephanie received a B.A. in French with Economics from UCLA (1988) and holds dual financial certifications, including Certified Financial Planner TM Professional (2000) and Professional Designation in Personal Financial Planning (UCLA Extension, 1995).

When she isn’t immersed in the realm of financial aid advising, Stephanie has an avid interest in football and knitting.

Recently, Stephanie Hancock launched the “Make College Affordable with the College Aid Lady” podcast and serves as the host.