Mr. Chris Eppling, Vice President for Student Services recently announced that Karli Greenfield has accepted the role of Director of Financial Aid for Truett McConnell University (TMU). In this role, Greenfield will manage the Financial Aid office, assist students and parents with financial aid questions, generate new ideas for assisting with the financial aid process, and maintain federal and state aid compliance­–among other requirements.

“I am thrilled to have someone of the caliber of Karli Greenfield become our new Director of Financial Aid,” said Eppling. “Her experience, heart for the Lord, and heart for students will allow our Financial Aid office to more effectively help our students find God’s calling in their lives.”

The new director’s experience in higher education will also be an important factor. Previously, Greenfield served as a financial aid counselor at both Truett McConnell and Toccoa Falls College, both under the direction of Truitt Franklin. “[Karli] is one of the most knowledgeable financial aid professionals I know,” said Franklin. “As an added advantage to TMU, she will be heavily involved in GASFAA (Georgia Association of School Financial Aid Administrators) this year.”

Greenfield received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Toccoa Falls College and in May, earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from TMU. She also serves on the Program Committee for the Georgia Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (GASFAA) and has eight national Financial Aid Credentials through the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

One hundred percent of full-time freshman at TMU receive some type of financial aid. “I am excited to serve our students and their families while working hand-in-hand to provide the resources needed to make a college education not only a possibility, but a reality,” Greenfield said.

Greenfield’s first initiative is to establish methods of keeping students informed about their aggregate loan totals in an effort to promote student financial well-being post-graduation. “In doing this, we will be revising our student award letters to include new information that will better inform students about their financial aid,” she explained.

“I am most excited to work alongside the financial aid staff and others on campus to promote the current and future financial well-being of our students,” said Greenfield.

“I love financial aid,” she added. “To me, it is the perfect blend of business principles, serving others, and ministry. I feel incredibly honored and blessed to have the opportunity to continue those endeavors in my new role.”


Jenny Gregory is the Digital Content Specialist for Marketing and Communications at TMU.

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