Financial Aid Staff Listing

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson

Staff Assistant

906-487-2622
ksanders@mtu.edu
Administration Building 103

Specialties

  • Provide professional and administrative support to the financial aid staff.
  • Process scholarships coming from non-Michigan Tech resources i.e. high school, community scholarships.
  • Process ROTC scholarship information.
  • Coordinate the document imaging process.
  • Manage department budget.

Emily Buchmiller

Financial Aid Manager

906-487-2622
ejbuchmi@mtu.edu
Administration Building 107

Specialties

  • Meet with prospective and current students answering financial aid questions
  • Administer the Federal Work-Study Program
  • Administer the Michigan Tech Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP)
  • FAFSA Needs Analysis

Joe Cooper

Director, Student Financial Services Center

Specialities

  • Oversee all functions the Student Financial Services Center.
  • Plan and implement financial aid operations.
  • Manage and project the financial aid budget.
  • Meet with prospective and current students about financial aid information.
Renae DesRochers

Renae DesRochers

Financial Aid Manager

906-487-2622
hrdesroc@mtu.edu
Administration Building 106

Specialties

  • Process all Federal Direct Loan Applications.
  • Certify private/alternative educational loans.
  • Counsel students and families regarding loan programs and eligibility.
  • Perform analysis functions of FAFSA information.
Colleen Erva

Colleen Erva

Senior Associate Director

906-487-2622
cferva@mtu.edu
Administration Building 109

Specialties

  • Administer the Federal Direct Loan Program.
  • Return of Title IV Aid.
  • Graduate student assistance.
  • Perform verification/reconciliation of financial aid applications.
  • Counsel students and parents on application preparation, aid delivery and financing options.
  • Oversee administration support and professional staff.
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Joyce Fontaine

Financial Assistant

906-487-2622
jafontai@mtu.edu
103 Administration and Student Services Building

Areas of Responsibility

  • Payment Plans
  • Analysis of student accounts
  • Miscellaneous charges to student accounts
  • Third-party billing
Linda Fontaine

Linda Fontaine

Assistant Director

906-487-2622
lmpoirie@mtu.edu
Administration Building 110

Specialties

  • Administer the federal financial aid programs including the Pell Grant Program (PELL).
  • Coordinate the need-analysis delivery cycle and verification.
  • Coordinate the professional discretion and adjustment policies.
  • Participate in general financial aid counseling.
Alyssa Wood

Alyssa Fredin

Financial Aid Manager

906-487-2622
alwood@mtu.edu
Administration Building 107

Specialties

  • Meet with prospective and current students answering financial aid questions.
  • Assist with administering and monitoring university donor funded scholarship programs.
  • Administer the Michigan Tech Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP) and the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver.
  • Perform analysis functions of FAFSA information.
Andy Gutierrez

Andy Gutierrez

Financial Aid Manager

906-487-2622
aagutier@mtu.edu
Administration Building 108

Specialties

  • Meet with prospective and current students answering financial aid questions.
  • Administer and monitor university donor funded scholarship programs.
  • Assist with campus stewardship efforts.
  • Administer athletic grants.

Jackie Heikkinen

Office Assistant

906-487-2622
jaheikki@mtu.edu
103 Administration and Student Services Building
  • Provide administrative and customer service support for the Student Financial Services Center
  • Receive and process student tuition, rent, health insurance, and scholarship payments
  • Process Enrollment Deposits for prospective students
  • Process MTU Department Deposits, Accounts Receivable, and Sponsored Project Payments
  • Installment Prepayment Plan enrollment and processing
  • Safety Liaison

Keith Machiela

Manager - Student Billing/Cashiers

906-487-2622
kamachie@mtu.edu
105 Administration and Student Services Building

Areas of Responsibility

  • Overseeing and directing student accounts
  • Managing the cashier's office
  • Assessing tuition/fees
  • Generating student billings
  • Communicating with students/parents regarding student bills
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Andrew Miles

Financial Aid Manager

906-487-2622
anmiles@mtu.edu
Administration Building 113

Specialties

  • Administer Tuition Incentive Program (TIP), Michigan Competitive Scholarship and Gear Up
  • Administer Satisfactory Progress
  • Meet with prospective and current students answering financial aid questions.
  • FAFSA Needs Analysis

Lisa Normand

Office Assistant

906-487-2622
lnormand@mtu.edu
103 Administration and Student Services Building

Specialties

  • Provide administrative and customer service support for the Student Financial Services Center
  • Receive and process student tuition, rent, health insurance, and scholarship payments
  • Process Enrollment Deposits for prospective students
  • Process MTU Department Deposits, Accounts Receivable, and Sponsored Project Payments
  • Installment Prepayment Plan enrollment and processing
Sheri Thomas

Sheri Thomas

Associate Director

906-487-2622
skthomas@mtu.edu
Administration Building 104

Specialties

  • Coordinate all Title IV compliance.
  • Participate in general financial aid counseling.
  • Perform analysis functions of FAFSA information.
  • Assist with federal financial aid programs including the Pell Grant Program (PELL).