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Financial Aid Services (FAS), the leading provider of compliance consulting, interim staffing, and outsourced processing services for financial aid and business service offices at colleges and universities in the United States, announced the appointment of Robert Heil as Chief Executive Officer.

Heil succeeds FAS founder, David Gray, who will remain on the FAS Board of Directors.

Heil brings more than 25 years of higher education and executive experience as a university administrator, and highly respected consultant and thought leader. Most recently, Heil served as Chief Revenue Officer at Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), leading business strategies creating significant value and impact for clients and employees.
“I am excited and honored to join our team of world class consultants and thought leaders who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to excellence and client success”, said Heil. “I’m guided by two things. First, is bringing our incredible culture and values to life in ways that allow us to achieve our mission and vision. Second, is investing in the people, technology, and systems to continually improve our client’s experience and outcomes. As thought leaders and industry experts, we at FAS, are uniquely positioned to support our clients in how they manage and allocate funding to make higher education more accessible and affordable for all students.”

Of his ongoing role at FAS, founder David Gray said, “I look forward to supporting the current team and someone as accomplished, experienced and dedicated to higher education as Robert. It will be a pleasure to continue helping with strategic initiatives and offering uncompromising service to colleges and universities to help them provide more students the ability to attend higher education institutions.”

“I’ve dedicated my career to higher education and creating impact for campuses and the students they serve. I bring that same passion to advancing the mission of FAS. I’m convinced FAS has the talent, leadership and innovation to help our clients navigate today’s higher education landscape”, said Heil.

For more information, please contact Ken Garrett, FAS Executive Vice President at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About FAS
Financial Aid Services (FAS) has served higher education for over 30 years. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, FAS provides consulting, staffing, processing and assessment services to assist institutions with improving operational efficiency, student satisfaction, and regulatory compliance in financial aid and student business services. FAS’ accomplished team averages 28 years of experience and has a combined 1,600 years of higher education experience. With clients in 49 states, FAS has successfully served over 1,800 institutions nationwide. The Company’s extensive experience combined with industry leading expertise and focus on superior client outcomes, enables FAS to deliver lasting results to its clients and the students they serve. Visit for more information.

After working with FAS, we went from being a rudderless ship to one with extremely competent management, cutting edge technology and professional operating standards."

- Dr. Jon Larson | President | Ocean County College