Tim Jacobson has over 30 years of student financial aid experience in two-year public institutions and came to Financial Aid Services (FAS) in 2018. As a FAS consultant, he supports financial aid offices across the country and provides Interim Staffing, Consulting, and Assessment services to improve business processes, strengthen compliance efforts and enhance student satisfaction.

His experience includes working as a financial aid director at several institutions, including Madison College and Waukesha County Technical College. Early in his career, Tim worked as a financial aid coordinator at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Tim is experienced with several financial aid software systems, including Ellucian Banner, Oracle PeopleSoft, Ellucian Colleague, and the U.S. Department of Education’s suite of applications and websites for administering federal student aid.

Tim served as a funds management trainer and student success coordinator for the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and on the Editorial Board of NASFAA’s Student Aid Transcript. He was the president and secretary of the Wisconsin Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (WASFAA), and served on various committees and projects for WASFAA and the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA). He also participated on the Great Lakes Higher Education Advisory Council and the Wisconsin Higher Education Aids Board’s Commission on Financial Aid Consolidation and Modernization.

Tim received his Bachelor of Science in Business Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Master in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch 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