Financial Aid Home at The University of West Georgia

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About Our Office

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                                                                                                                

Abby Hogan - Assistant Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Charlotte Ayres - Loan Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Janice Balte - Quality Assurance/Verification Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Joe Buchholz - State Scholarships and Grants Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Rachael Findley - Verification Specialist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Pat Munn - Administrative Coordinator, Awarding                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Carla Powers - Accounting Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Amber Rainey - Records Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Rebecca Reeves - Departmental Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Jessica Wiggins - Graduate Financial Aid Coordinator                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Enrollment Services Center

Sherry Robinson - ESC Director  

Jennifer Jordan- ESC Assistant Director

Call Center

Tammy Rollins - Call Center Supervisor

Ashley Geier - Call Center Associate

Alicia Freed - Call Center Associate