Successful Collaborations Between Financial Aid and Study Abroad Offices


When Financial Aid Offices and Study Abroad Offices work together, everyone wins. This Collegial Conversation will explore what this collaborative relationship looks like on two different campuses and will provide participants with ways to start or enhance such a relationship on their own campus. Join us with your colleagues from Financial Aid to make our discussion more robust.

Our panelists discussed collaborative initiatives between study abroad offices and financial aid offices; reviewed existing resources and models; and provided tips to begin the conversation on engaging your counterparts in the financial aid office.

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Kate Meyer
Washington State University
Kate is a faculty led coordinator and global learning adviser at Washington State University. In addition to her role with creating short term faculty led programming, she also works closely with Student Financial Services (fin aid office) to help increase students’ study abroad financial literary through info sessions, scholarship workshops, and in other capacities. Using her knowledge of fin aid, from nearly 8 years in the Office of Student Finance at the University of Minnesota, she has also taken other positions within NAFSA to further the awareness of the critical partnership EA offices have with their financial services counterparts. She strongly believes that going abroad to study/intern/do research is something for all students, even those students dependent on financial aid, much like she was during her undergraduate years. Currently she serves as the Region 1 Education Aboard Knowledge Community Representative and a member of the subcommittee on Financing Education Abroad.

Rob Moore
Missouri State University

Ashley Neyer
Missouri State University
Ashley Neyer (Ryan) is the study away adviser for Missouri State University in Springfield, MO and is responsible for advising, marketing, exchange mobility, and process and system management in relation Study Away students—both outbound and inbound. Since joining the international programs staff in 2012, she has worked in a variety of roles with international graduate admissions, immigration, process improvement, and budget management. In a small team of four full time staff, Ashley works to improve processes, student recruitment, and integration to improve efficiency while maintaining Study Away’s high customer service expectations. Ashley currently holds a bachelor of science in administrative management with a minor in accounting and her MBA with a focus in international business from Missouri State University.