Financial Services is part of the Administration & Finance Division and has partnered with other on-campus offices, such as the Bursar's Office, Auxiliary Services, Career Center, Academic Advising, Office of Human Resources and Counseling Center, to create a campus-wide referral system to assist students and parents with personal finance questions and issues.
By offering hands-on mentoring and peer-education programs, Money Attitude is unique because it focuses on closing the gap between education and application of financial responsibility in a real-world setting. Our framework emphasizes the financial "college moments of truth" from freshman to senior year and beyond as opportunities to teach students about fiscal responsibility. These moments may include, for example, how to pay a tuition bill or finding an on-campus job and paying taxes.
Mary Fortier, Program Manager, has over twenty years of experience in educational services including financial aid counseling, grant and stipend management, computer-based testing, immigration, labor and tax law, international programs and online education.
She is a member of the University System of Maryland Women's Forum Executive Council, and served as a facilitator for TU's Reflective Process for Diversity. Currently she is pursuing a double Masters in Distance Education and Management. She expects to complete her AFCPE certification in the summer of 2010.