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Kathryn Tuman has nearly 20 years of experience in financial aid. She began her career as a financial aid counselor at The Julliard School. Through the years, she ascended the financial aid ranks, taking on increasing levels of responsibility and a variety of capacities. Kathryn has held positions at Teachers College and Cardoza Law School of Yeshiva University. Prior to joining FAS, she held an Executive Director of Financial Aid position at Columbia University. Colleagues have looked to Kathryn for her expertise in both federal and institutional methodology. She has a keen understanding of financial aid regulations and award policies at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Throughout her tenure, Kathryn has been an integral part of several effective leadership teams. She has overseen professional staff, coordinated efforts in training and quality assurance. Kathryn excels at translating complex regulatory requirements into policies and procedures that are easy to understand and simple to execute. Since joining FAS, Kathryn has assisted our clients with Consulting Services. She was part of the launch of FAS’ Policy and Procedures Consulting Services, a partnership with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

Kathryn has strong user knowledge of The College Board’s PowerFAIDS and previous experience with Ellucian’s Banner and Colleague systems. She is also most proficient with the U.S. Department of Education’s suite of technology applications and systems for administering Title IV Federal Student Aid.

Over the years, Tuman has been active in professional associations in the State of New York (NYSFAAA), the Eastern regional association (EASFAA) and national association (NASFAA).

Tuman holds an undergraduate degree from Bard College and a master of arts from the Teachers College of Columbia 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