Melissa Whitman has over 12 years of student financial aid experience in both two-year and four-year public and private institutions. Melissa came to Financial Aid Services (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 position of assistant director at East Carolina University. She has served on the Southeastern 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 Bachelor 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 | (Former) Vice President for Finance | Wesley College