Financial Aid

Financial Aid-FAFSA Drive-In 2021

Financial Aid-FAFSA Drive-In 2021

The Office of Financial Aid is committed to providing financial services to assist students in realizing their educational goals. Our student-focused employees will provide professional knowledge and personalized service to help students seek and obtain the best use of all financial resources available.

In order to continue to comply with guidance from state and local officials to proactively limit the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of students and employees, our department will be working a rotating schedule between in-office and remote work to limit the possible exposure for our staff, faculty and students.


Please feel free to contact your financial aid representatives as follows:

Jessica Forbes

Financial Aid Technician

Students With Last Names Beginning With Letter A-L

Email: jforbes@mayland.edu

Office Phone: 828.766.1241

Google Voice: 828.537.0008

ReJeanna Trice

Financial Aid Technician

Students With Last Names Beginning With Letter M-Z

Email: rtrice@mayland.edu

Office Phone: 828.766.1242

Google Voice: 828.528.1702

Sonja Peterson

Director of Financial Aid

Email: speterson@mayland.edu

Office Phone: 828.766.1240

Google Voice: 828.536.0174

If you are unsure which representative to contact, please email finaid@mayland.edu or telephone us at 828.766.1204 and the appropriate person will get back in touch with you. If you contact a representative via telephone, please leave a voicemail with your name, telephone number and a good email address if you do not have access to a Mayland email address. We will primarily respond to questions and concerns via email but we are able to respond to telephone numbers if an email is not available. As in past, our department will communicate any important announcements through student email, as well as our Important Announcements web page at the below link.


Location and Hours of Operation

The Financial Aid Office is located in Gwaltney Hall on the Spruce Pine campus.

Our hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. We are closed on Fridays. For the 2020-2021 academic year, our Summer schedule begins on Monday, May 10th.