Financial Aid Consultants

Our Financial Aid consultants are ready to ensure you know your options and have all the support you need to get the best possible financial aid available.

Amanda Ashley, Financial Aid Consultant

Amanda Ashley

Former Associate Director, Student Financial Planning
Georgetown University School of Medicine

Former Financial Aid Counselor, Student Financial Services
Georgetown University

  • 7 Years (combined) in Georgetown University Undergraduate, Graduate, and School of Medicine Financial Aid

Amanda completed her Master’s of Professional Studies at Georgetown University in Public Relations and Corporate Communications. Amanda earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Howard University in Psychology.

Sarah Edelman, Financial Aid Consultant

Sarah Edelman

Former Assistant Director of Student Accounts
Financial Aid at Northeastern University

Former Financial Aid Counselor
Northeastern University

  • 5 years in Northeastern University Financial Aid

Sarah holds a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Human Rights from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Northeastern University. She has served in a professional capacity at Northeastern University through various roles. Most recently, she worked as the Assistant Director for Student Accounts within the Financial Aid office.

Jasmine King, Financial Aid Consultant

Jasmine King

Former Financial Aid Officer, Assistant Director of Admissions
Art Institute of Philadelphia

Former Education Coordinator
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Former Program Coordinator
Georgetown University​

  • 5 years at the Art Institute of Philadelphia,
  • 2 years at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • 1.5 years at Georgetown University
Jessica Klein, Financial Aid Consultant

Jessica Klein

Former Financial Aid Counselor
Boston University

Former Assistant Director of Financial Assistance
Boston University

Certified NASFAA Return to Title IV Professional. Master’s in Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies from Boston University. 2,000+ Financial Aid Applications Reviewed

Jess Klein is a financial aid professional with a combined 6 years of experience working directly with students on financial aid applications.

Christine Lipman, Financial Aid Consultant

Christine Lipman

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Tufts University

Associate Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
Harvard Kennedy School

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Tufts University

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Simmons University

  • 6 Years in Financial Aid
  • 5 Years in Nonprofit College Counseling
Dinah Maurelus, Financial Aid Consultant

Dinah Maurelus

Former Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Georgetown University

Former Financial Aid Officer
Howard University

  • 4+ Years in Financial Aid Management
  • 10,000+ Applications awarded

Dinah earned her BS in Global Business from the University of Maryland University College and her MS in Higher Education Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Robin Mascharka, Financial Aid Consultant

Robin Mascharka

Former Administration
Gannon University

Former Director of Financial Aid, Former Financial Aid Counselor
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)

Former Financial Aid Counselor
Mercyhurst University

The financial aid experience held by Robin Mascharka, MS spans decades. Robin holds dual Bachelor's degrees in Business and Behavioral Science from Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Master of Science in Education from Mercyhurst University.

Tamara South, Financial Aid Consultant

Tamara South

Former Financial Aid Counselor
New York University

Former Financial Aid Counselor
Monroe College​

  • 4 years at New York University Financial Aid Office
  • 4 years as Financial Aid Counselor at Monroe College

Offering more than 10 years of experience in financial aid counseling as well as with student accounts/bursar. Tamara’s passion is to help students receive the financial aid they deserve.

John Walker, Financial Aid Consultant

John Walker

Former Systems Manager
Mercyhurst University

Former Student Accounts Administrator
Mercyhurst University​

  • 12 years in Mercyhurst University Student Financial Services
  • 10 years in Mercyhurst University Student Accounts
  • 10,000+ Students Awarded
  • 15,000+ FAFSAs Downloaded
Carla Whittaker, Financial Aid Consultant

Carla Whittaker

Former Financial Aid Counselor
American University, Washington, D.C.

Former Financial Aid Counselor
Howard University, Washington, D.C.​

  • 3 Years in American University
  • 1 Year at Howard University
  • 10,000 + Applications Read and Evaluated

After Carla graduated with her B.S in Social Work from Bowie State University, she worked in the industry helping clients successfully meet their life goals.