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Contacting the Financial Aid Office

Availability of University Employees for Information Dissemination

The University is required to designate an employee or group of employees to assist enrolled or prospective students in obtaining all required consumer information. Ohio University has designated the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships to be available, upon reasonable notice, to any enrolled or prospective student throughout the normal administrative working hours - Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please be prepared to give your PID number when contacting our office. 

If you have questions about your financial aid, you can call our office (740.593.4141) or stop by in Chubb Hall, room 020. If you need an appointment, you can schedule an in-person or Microsoft Teams appointment with your assigned financial aid advisor by selecting the appropriate link below their name. If your assigned advisor is not available for an in-person appointment on the specific day you are available on campus, you can call our office or select a different advisor.

If you do need to submit documents to complete the verification process, we recommend you use our Secure Upload Portal (see our Troubleshooting Guide for assistance). This is a secure method to transmit your documents to our office. When using this portal, we recommend that you do not use a Safari browser. You can also drop documents off at our office in Chubb Hall, room 020, or place them in a drop box located inside the south entrance doors on the ground floor of Chubb Hall (Court Street side of the building). You can submit documents by fax (740.593.4140) or by mail to:

Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

1 Ohio University

Chubb Hall 020

Athens, OH  45701

Financial Aid Advisors
If your last name begins with ... your assigned financial aid advisor is ...
B, C, Rn-Rz

Leanne LeMaster, MSS
Assistant Director of Outreach
leanne.lemaster@ohio.edu

In-person appointment   Virtual appointment

D, H, K, N, V

Amber Brookins, AS 
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
brookins@ohio.edu

In-person appointment   Virtual appointment

E, G, J, M, O

James Bruggeman, BSME 
Assistant Director of Data Analysis 
bruggemj@ohio.edu

In-person appointment   Virtual appointment

A, F

Rachel West, MSP 
Associate Director of Financial Aid 
westr1@ohio.edu 

In-person appointment   Virtual appointment

P, T, W, Y, Z

Beth King, BA
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
beth.king@ohio.edu 

In-person appointment   Virtual appointment

L, I, Q, S, U, X, Ra-Rm
Taylor Searls, BBA
Assistant Director of Scholarships
 
 
   
Online Degree Students - M - Z
Lisa Butler, MA
Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid - eLearning
 
Online Degree Students - A - L

Steven Kowalczyk, BS 
Assistant Director of Financial Aid - eLearning 
kowalczs@ohio.edu 

Virtual appointment

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Valerie Miller, MBA
Director
 
Melissa Van Meter, MA
Senior Associate Director of Operations
 
Rachel West, MSP
Associate Director of Financial Aid
 
Hannah Mathson, BA
Department Administrator
 

Auxiliaries

James Bruggeman, BSME
Assistant Director of Data Analysis
 
Amber Brookins, AS
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
 
Cyril Scruggs, BS
Assistant Director of Federal Grants and Work-Study
 
Beth King, BA
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
 

Client Services

Jeffrey Beach, MEd
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
 
Leanne LeMaster, MSS
Assistant Director of Outreach
 
Lacy Male
Administrative Services Associate
 

eLearning

Lisa Butler, MA
Senior Assistant Director of Financial Aid - eLearning
 
Steven Kowalczyk, BS
Assistant Director of Financial Aid - eLearning
 
Jane Hollon
Accounting Support Specialist
 

Loans

Rachel West, MSP
Associate Director of Financial Aid
 
Tina Hale
Accounting Support Senior Specialist
 
Magdalene McCoy, AA
Accounting Support Specialist
 
Brian Stotts, BS
Accounting Support Specialist
 

Scholarships

Sandi Krivesti, BSS
Senior Assistant Director of Scholarships
 
Taylor Searls, BBA
Assistant Director of Scholarships
 
Pamela Stevenson, BA
Accounting Support Specialist
 
Mackenzie Gilmore, MA
Assistant Director of Foundation Scholarships

Verification

Christina Bratton, MS
Technology Analyst
 
Bobbi Bowman, BS
Records Management Specialist
 
Carrie Barnhouse, BA
Records Management Associate