Financial Aid Directors

The MASU Financial Aid Officers (FAO) Committee consists of the financial aid directors at Michigan’s public universities. These senior officers oversee the universities’ management of financial aid programs, which each year enables tens of thousands of students to better afford a public university education in Michigan through almost $900 million in federal, state, and institutional financial aid. Their work is informed by many other MASU committees, as the FAOs rely on state appropriations, institutional budgeting, and enrollment projections to be able to craft award packages to students. The financial aid directors serve as a vital resource to MASU staff in the association’s role as an advisor to policymakers, the philanthropic community, and the private sector.

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the FAO Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Contemporary higher education topics and trends are examined through the lens of financial aid, with strategic consideration given to such factors as college access and affordability, state and federal regulations (and their associated burdens), and the role higher education plays in lifting students up across socioeconomic classes

Financial Aid Directors

Central Michigan University
Sarah Kasabian-Larson, Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid
202 Warriner Hall
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-7426

Eastern Michigan University
Donna Holubik, Director, Financial Aid
403 Pierce Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-1048

Ferris State University
Kathy Lake, Associate Dean of Enrollment Services/Executive Director of Financial Aid
1201 S. State Street
Timme CSS Building 101
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2113

Rebecca Grooters, Director of Financial Aid
1201 S. State Street
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
(231) 591-2025

Grand Valley State University
Michelle Rhodes, Associate Vice President for Financial Aid
100 Student Services Building
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
(616) 331-3234

Lake Superior State University
Anne Van, Director of Financial Aid
Fletcher Center
650 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-2146

Michigan State University
Keith Williams, Executive Director, Office of Financial Aid
252 Student Services Building
East Lansing, MI 48824-1113
(517) 353-4554

Michigan Technological University
Alyssa Fredin, Director of Financial Aid
103 Administration Building
Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2622

Northern Michigan University
Michael Rotundo (Chair), Director of Financial Aid
2107 CB Hedgcock
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-1575

Oakland University
Nicole Boelk, Director of Financial Aid
North Foundation Hall, Room 120
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(248) 370-3397

Saginaw Valley State University
Robert Lemuel, Director of Scholarships and Financial Aid
141 Wickes Hall
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4393

University of Michigan
Tammie Durham Luis, Assistant Vice Provost and Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Executive Director of Financial Aid
2500 Student Activities Building
515 E. Jefferson
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1316
(734) 763-0225

University of Michigan - Dearborn
Steven Foster, Financial Aid Director
4901 Evergreen Road
1183 University Center
Dearborn, MI 48128
(313) 593-5300

University of Michigan - Flint
Lori Vedder, Director of Financial Aid
303 E. Kearsley, Room 277
Flint, MI 48502-1950
(810) 762-3238

Mary Horgan, Financial Aid Lead & Assistant Director
303 E. Kearsley, Room 277
Flint, Michigan 48502-1950
(810) 762-3240

Wayne State University
Catherine Kay, Senior Director, Office of Student Financial Aid
42 W. Warren - Welcome Center
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-8423

Western Michigan University
Shashanta James (Vice Chair), Director of Financial Aid
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 387-6003

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