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The Department of Financial Aid at the University of West Georgia is the primary institutional unit that assists students in financing their educational expenses through a variety of federal, state and institutional loans, grants, scholarships and work programs.  In administering these programs, the Financial Aid office, along with the Enrollment Services Center and the Call Center, work directly with applicants for student aid, with their parents or sponsors, and with secondary school personnel in providing information and assistance to current and prospective recipients of aid.  The student aid delivery system touches, in one way or another, almost every department and organization at the University.  In addition, this office works with numerous offices and organizations external to the institution such as need analysis services, financial institutions, and state and federal governmental agencies or their contractors.

Staff Information 

Dr. Philip Hawkins - Director                                                                                                                         
phawkins@westga.edu

Abby Hogan - Assistant Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ahogan@westga.edu

Charlotte Ayres - Loan Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cayres@westga.edu

Janice Balte - Quality Assurance/Verification Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            jbalte@westga.edu

Joe Buchholz - State Scholarships and Grants Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       jbuchhol@westga.edu

Rachael Findley - Verification Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rfindley@westga.edu

Pat Munn - Administrative Coordinator, Awarding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pmunn@westga.edu 

Carla Powers - Accounting Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           cpowers@westga.edu

Amber Rainey - Records Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           arainey@westga.edu

Rebecca Reeves - Departmental Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  rreeves@westga.edu

Jessica Wiggins - Graduate Financial Aid Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               jwiggins@westga.edu

Enrollment Services Center

Sherry Robinson - ESC Director
srobinso@westga.edu  

Jennifer Jordan- ESC Assistant Director
jjordan@westga.edu

Call Center

Tammy Rollins - Call Center Supervisor
trollins@westga.edu

Ashley Geier - Call Center Associate
ageier@westga.edu

Alicia Freed - Call Center Associate
afreed@westga.edu