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.

Joe Cooper

Director, Student Financial Services Center

About Joe

  • Before his work in Student Financial Services, Joe gained valuable experience in the areas Housing and Student Activities. Concurrently serving as a Michigan Tech Title IX Deputy Coordinator, he is a strong advocate for sexual violence prevention and campus safety. When Joe isn't busy with work or his doctoral program, he enjoys traveling, watching movies, discovering exciting places in the Upper Peninsula, and spending time with his beagle, Kirby.
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.
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.
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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
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).