WPI’s financial aid staff is here to help you navigate the financial aid application process and to answer any questions you may have about paying for your college education. Please feel free to reach out to us, and we will help you in any way we can!

The Bartlett Center recently underwent a remodel!

Effective now, all visitors to our office will check in at the 1st floor reception desk, and a representative from our office will then assist you in our counseling office.

Our office is open and ready to assist you during the office hours listed below.  We are also available via email at finaid@wpi.edu or phone at 508-831-5469

Contact:

Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy
Bartlett Center
100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
508-831-5469
508-831-5039 fax
  • Email is not necessarily secure against interception.  If your communication is very sensitive or includes personal information such as data from your tax return, we encourage you to either fax or mail it to our address above.
 

Office Hours:

Summer Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday - Friday - May 14, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Regular Hours:  8:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday-Friday - August 20, 2018–May 13, 2019
 

Appointment Times:

While walk-ins are welcome starting at 9:00 am to meet with a financial aid representative, scheduled appointments are strongly encouraged in order to reduce wait times.  Please call our office at 508-831-5469 to arrange an appointment.  Available appointment times include the following:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 2:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am, 2:00 pm

Meet the Staff

Monica Blondin

Monica Blondin

Exec Dir Stud Aid Fin Literacy

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Phone: 508-831-5469

Monica Blondin joined the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy at WPI in January 1995 and has been the Executive Director of Financial Aid since July 2015. She received her bachelor of arts degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and her master of science degree from Northeastern University. She also holds her certificate in CEPF® (Certified Educator in Personal Finance).

Michael DiRuzza

Michael DiRuzza

Director of Office Operations

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Phone: 508-831-5469

Mike’s primary responsibilities in the office are the Federal Work Study Program, as well as determining financial aid awards for a portion of the undergraduate student population. Mike joined the WPI Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy in December 1999. Prior to WPI, he worked in student loan collections and originations for Key Education Resources.

Mike has his bachelor’s degree from Southern New Hampshire University and his MBA from Anna Maria. In his spare time, Mike enjoys spending time with his family, baking, and is a fan of all things Disney.

Rosemarie Alicea

Rosemarie Alicea

Asst Director, Financial Aid

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Rosie joined our team in March of 2014. She oversees a portion of the incoming first-year students and transfer students; and, is part of the Financial Literacy Outreach Program. She is responsible for the Gilbert Grant and Corporate and National Merit Scholarship Program. Fluent in three languages she values opportunities to travel with family and friends. On her spare time from WPI, you can find her biking along the Cape Cod Rail Trail or coaching soccer in her local community. She received her master’s degree in Public Administration from Framingham State University and holds a CPF (Certification in Personal Finance).

Sarah Bergeron

Sarah Bergeron

Asst Director Financial Aid

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Sarah joined the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy at WPI in June 2017.  She is responsible for a portion of the undergraduate population and a portion of the financial literacy programs, as well as the state grants, ROTC and the Gilman Scholarship.  Prior to WPI Sarah worked in Campus Housing at various institutions.  Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and her Masters in Education degree from Endicott College.

Anne Bouvier-Monroe

Anne Bouvier-Monroe

Financial Aid Counselor

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Phone: 508-831-5469

Anne joined the WPI Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy in 2014. Anne provides administrative support for the department, customer service to students and their families over the phone as well as walk-ins.  Anne received her Bachelor of Arts degree from UMass Lowell. Anne has 20+ years in the banking and customer service industry. In her spare time Anne teaches piano and enjoys reading, walking and gardening.

Charity Enimil

Charity Enimil

Financial Aid Couns/Loan Spec

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Charity joined WPI Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy in June 2017.  Charity’s primary responsibility as a Financial Aid Counselor/Loan Specialist is managing and processing all student loan programs including federal direct loans, and private student loan programs. Charity received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana, and her Master’s degree from Clark University & Southern New Hampshire University.
 

Lillian Figueroa

Lillian Figueroa

Temporary Office Asst

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Lily joined the WPI Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy in April of 2015. She provides administrative support for the department, along with customer service to students and their families both on the phone and walk-ins. Lily earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Worcester State University. Prior to working at WPI, she worked at UMass Medical School as a Project Assistant for more than four years. Lily enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to Puerto Rico whenever possible.

Jacquelyn Hayes

Jacquelyn Hayes

Financial Aid Counselor

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Jackie joined the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy in October 2015. She provides administrative support for the department, along with customer service to students and their families over the phone as well as walk-ins. Jackie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Stonehill College. Prior to WPI, she worked in the human resources field for twelve years. Jackie enjoys camping trips with her family and cheering on her children at their sporting events.

Patricia MacInnes

Patricia MacInnes

Operations Manager

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Phone: 508-831-5469

Patty’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy, including the processing and mailing of all enrolled students’ financial aid award letters. She is Executive Director of Student Aid & Financial Literacy Monica Blondin’s direct support and assists with the Tuition Exchange Scholarship Program and the WPI Yellow Ribbon Program, along with overseeing the office work study students. On a personal note, Patty’s favorite book and movie is Pride and Prejudice.

Leolyn Osborn

Leolyn Osborn

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Phone: 508-831-5469

Leolyn Osborn serves as a liaison between the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy and Information Technology in support of UDC (Unified Digital Campus) initiatives and the technical support of the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy.  Lee, along with other information analysts across campus, is an active member of working groups on campus forming policies and standards around data stewardship, data access, and project management as it applies to the university’s administrative systems.  

Prior to her role as an information analyst, Lee has had more than 20 years of practical experience in the field of financial aid.

Pamela Paskalis

Pamela Paskalis

Administrative Assistant VI

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Phone: 508-831-5469

Pam joined the WPI family in 2011. Pam provides administrative support for the office.  Her top two responsibilities include: generating and mailing all first year students’ award letters and manages the general financial aid email inbox. She grew up in Worcester and graduated at nearby Assumption College.  She now resides in Holden with her family.  A mom to three college-aged sons, Pam is aware of what families go through during the financial aid process and sacrifices parents make to allow their child to obtain a college degree.  She enjoys the empty nest lifestyle when the boys are away at school.  She is an avid sports fan, especially when cheering on the New England Patriots and Boston Bruins.

Forrest Pratt

Forrest Pratt

Asst Director Financial Aid

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Forrest joined the Office of Student Aid and Financial Literacy in August 2017.  He is responsible for a portion of the undergraduate population, the MA No Interest Loan program, and the Federal Work Study program.  He also updates the WPI Financial Aid Facebook and Twitter pages.  Forrest received his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Education degrees from Springfield College.
 

Jennifer Sheehy

Jennifer Sheehy

Assoc Director Special Project

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Jen joined the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy in October 2012. She is responsible for a portion of the undergraduate population as well as the financial literacy programs and MA No Interest Loan program. Jen received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Emerson College.

Todd Wheeler

Todd Wheeler

Financial Aid Info Analyst

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Todd joined the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy team in February, 2018. His responsibilities include technical support, business analysis, and data retrieval and transformation. As an information analyst, Todd participates in working groups on campus that manage system and data enhancements and upgrades. Prior to joining WPI, Todd worked at his alma mater Boston University as well as other colleges supporting their administrative systems.

Amanda Woodward

Amanda Woodward

Assoc Dir, Compliance Training

Student Aid & Financial Literacy

Phone: 508-831-5469

Amanda joined the Office of Student Aid & Financial Literacy at WPI in September 2011. In her role at WPI, Amanda’s primary responsibilities are to manage the Direct Loan program. She also determines awards for all Graduate students and a portion of the undergraduate population. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to joining the team at WPI, Amanda worked in the Office of Financial Aid at Brown University for more than seven years. When she is not working, Amanda enjoys exercising at WPI’s new Sports and Recreation Center, taking road trips with her family, and spending time outdoors.