Melissa has over 10 years of student financial aid experience in both two-year and four-year public institutions. Melissa came to FAS in 2017. As a senior consultant, she supports financial aid offices across the country. She provides Interim Staffing, Consulting and Assessment services to improve business processes strengthen compliance efforts and enhance student satisfaction.

Her previous experience includes tenure as the Director of Financial Aid at Pamlico and James Sprunt Community Colleges in North Carolina. Her experience also includes the Assistant Director at East Carolina University. She has served on the South Eastern Datatel Users' Group (SEDUG) as the Financial Aid Track Coordinator. She has made countless presentations at SEDUG, and other state conferences over the years.

Melissa is experienced with several financial aid software systems, including Ellucian Banner, Ellucian (Datatel) Colleague, and the U.S. Department of Education’s suite of applications and website for administering Federal Student Aid.

Melissa received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Accounting from Liberty University.

FAS really has top-notch people. They are very professional and easy to deal with. It’s an organization I can trust and be assured that whatever they do or advise will be accepted by the DOE as being true and compliant."

- Eric Nelson | Vice President for Finance | Wesley College