The Immigration Paralegal

The paralegals work closely with the attorney and do all the background study, and this in turn lower the preparation time and the cost incurred. The fact that paralegals are generally free compared to the attorneys allow them to respond to queries quickly. Also, the cost parameter of a paralegal is considerably lower than an attorney, but before making a decision, it is imperative to understand how they fit into the legal system. 

In any case, however, make sure that they are bona-fide and have the proper license. Only licensed representatives are allowed to provide you with all the advice related to immigration.

Bear in mind the fact that you should always be in close contact with the designated school advisor, as its part of their responsibility to address legal issues.