I am building a small web application for college counselors built on WordPress, Members by Justin Tadlock, and Gravity Forms + User Registration + PayPal.
I have the basic set up done and even got it so you can register an account, update your profile, and login via Gravity Forms with the help of a little PHP. For the time being students will simply submit a one time form from their account page and it will allow us to have a support ticket system where we can aid the students. However, a better but more advanced solution would be to have a Facebook “wall” style section on the account page where the user can have an ongoing conversation with the counselor so we can keep them on site and the student has an easier experience. Would this be possible via some custom code and if so, what is your hourly rate? I can provide more details if needed.