Maureen McFarlane Anderson, FAAC®
Maureen Anderson, FAAC® has over 29 years of student financial aid experience in two-year and four-year public, public technical, and non-profit private institutions. Maureen came to FAS in 2021. As a consultant, she supports financial aid offices across the country. She provides Consulting, Compliance Reviews, and Assessment services to improve business processes, strengthen compliance efforts and enhance student satisfaction.
Her previous experience includes financial aid leadership positions at the College of Central Florida, Santa Fe College, Valencia College, Barry University School of Law, and Orange County Technical Education Centers. In addition, she served as the Dean of Enrollment Management at the College of Central Florida, where her oversight included the offices of Financial Aid, Admissions, Enrollment Services, Registrar, and Veterans Affairs.
Maureen is experienced with several financial aid software systems, including Jenzabar CX, Ellucian (SunGard) Banner, and the U.S. Department of Education’s suite of applications and website for administering Federal Student Aid. Maureen is a National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) Certified Financial Aid Administrator®. In addition, she has earned NASFAA Credentials in Administrative Capability, Application Process, Campus-Based Programs, Cash Management, Consumer Information, Cost of Attendance, Need Analysis, Professional Judgment, Return of Title IV Funds, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Student Eligibility, and Verification. She has also served as a test question reviewer for the Certified Financial Aid Administrator and Gainful Employment Credential.
Maureen held leadership roles in the Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA), serving in various executive board positions, including two separate terms as FASFAA Vice President. In honor of her contribution, the association bestowed Maureen with a lifetime membership in FASFAA. Maureen has a robust professional development and training background. She has served in a variety of training roles, including the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA) New Aid Officer Training, NASFAA Credentials, and United States Department of Education Decentralized Training, as well as served as the financial aid training coordinator at a large multi-campus community college during a significant redesign of services.
Maureen received her Bachelor of Science in Business Education at the University of Central Florida and her Master of Business Administration from Stetson University. In addition, she completed the necessary coursework for a Doctor in Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration at the University of Florida.