Financial Aid Staff Listing

Karen Anderson

Karen Anderson

Staff Assistant

906-487-2622
ksanders@mtu.edu
Administration Building 150

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.

Cindy Cowell

Financial Aid Advisor

906-487-2622
ccowell@mtu.edu
Administration Building 143

Specialties

  • Meet with prospective and current students answering financial aid questions.
  • Administer Michigan Indian Tuition Waivers.
  • Administer the Michigan Tech Tuition Reduction Incentive Program (TRIP).
  • Perform analysis functions of FAFSA information.
Colleen Erva

Colleen Erva

Assistant Director

906-487-2622
cferva@mtu.edu
Administration Building 149

Specialties

  • Administer the Federal Direct Loan Program.
  • Perform verification/reconciliation of financial aid applications.
  • Counsel students and parents on application preparation, aid delivery and financing options.
  • Oversee administration support staff.
Linda Fontaine

Linda Fontaine

Loan Administrator

906-487-2622
lmpoirie@mtu.edu
Administration Building 145

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.
Bill Roberts

Bill Roberts

Director

906-487-1742
wrrobert@mtu.edu
Administration Building 150A

Specialties

  • Oversee financial aid communications including publications, website and letters.
  • Plans and implements financial aid operations.
  • Manages financial aid budget.
  • Meet with prospective and current students answering financial aid questions.
Marie Ryding

Marie Ryding

Associate Director

906-487-2622
maryding@mtu.edu
Administration Building 144

Specialties

  • Manage the planning and implementation of financial aid processes.
  • Administer and monitor university scholarship programs.
  • Administer work-study programs.
  • Meet with prospective and current students answering financial aid questions.
Sheri Thomas

Sheri Thomas

Financial Aid Administrator

906-487-2622
skthomas@mtu.edu
Administration Building 148

Specialties

  • Administer the federal financial aid programs including 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.

Kelly Vizanko

Financial Aid Advisor

906-487-2622
kljohn@mtu.edu
Administration Building 147

Specialties

  • Meet with prospective and current students answering financial aid questions.
  • Counsel study abroad students regarding financial aid related processes.
  • Manage the financial aid website and its content.
  • Manage the administration of State funded financial aid programs including: Michigan Competitive Scholarship (MCS) and the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP).
  • Administer satisfactory academic progress policy.
  • Perform analysis functions of FAFSA information.