The office is located pondside in the lower level of the Library adjacent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. We will respond to all inquiries within two (2) business days of receipt.
Financial Aid and Scholarships staff are available to answer your questions about federal, state, and institutional grants, scholarships, and loans. All documents received are logged and linked to your financial aid record. myUMBC Alerts will disappear within two (2) business days of receipt. Please continue to monitor your myUMBC account for correspondence or requests from our office and staff.
To safeguard your personal information, please do not send sensitive information, including documents with Social Security Numbers, to us via e-mail.
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
|Financial Aid||410-455-2387||410-455-3322||Contact Us|
|Merit Scholarships||410-455-3813||410-455-3322||Contact Us|
Students are encouraged to work directly with their Financial Aid Counselor. Counselors are assigned based on the student’s last name and are available by phone or email, and in-person by appointment.
Client Services Unit
|Chanel Viator||Financial Aid Counselor
Counsels A, B, N, Ki-Kz
|410-455-2885||Contact Chanel Viator|
|Hope Weisman||Financial Aid Counselor
Counsels C, S, I, T
|410-455-2877||Contact Hope Weisman|
|Nina Wickham||Financial Aid Counselor
Counsels D, E, F, G, L, V, Z
|410-455-5631||Contact Nina Wickham|
|Shanice Harris||Financial Aid Counselor
Counsels J, Ka-Kh, P, R, W, X
|410-455-2881||Contact Shanice Harris|
|Dani Hollis||Financial Aid Counselor
Counsels H, M, O, Q, U, Y
|410-455-3633||Contact Dani Hollis|
|Shelly Kessler||Assistant Director & Counselor Supervisor||410-455-8077||Contact Shelly Kessler|
|Joseph Michelizzi||Front Office Coordinator||410-455-2888||Contact Joseph Michelizzi|
|Vacant||Assistant Director, Student Services||410-455-||Contact|
|Colleen Lindbeck||Associate Director||410-455-8148||Contact Colleen Lindbeck|
Merit Scholarships Unit
|Andrea Padilla||Program Specialist||443-612-2948||Contact Andrea Padilla|
|Liz Hilinski||General Associate||Contact Liz Hilinski|
|Keia Brown||Associate Director||410-455-8911||Contact Keia Brown|
Audit and Compliance Unit
|Natasha Lysenko||Prgm. Mgt. Specialist I||410-455-2910||Contact Natasha Lysenko|
|Joe Scott||Compliance Specialist||410-455-6895||Contact Joe Scott|
PS SA, IT, and Reporting Unit
|Cory Ziegenfuss||Associate Director||410-455-1340||Contact Cory Ziegenfuss|
|Shannon Millard||Admin Assistant||410-455-2882||Contact Shannon Millard|
|Jane Hickey||Director||410-455-1517||Contact Jane Hickey|
Have a question about charges on your E-Bill, late fees, making a payment to your account, or the Monthly Payment Plan? Contact Student Business Services (SBS). SBS is located on the third floor of the Administration Building. You can also call SBS at (410) 455-2288, or submit an online Request for Help.