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Veronica Finch has been named director of student financial aid, announced Robert L. Fenning, vice president for administration and finance.

Finch, who has been serving as interim director since 2004, assumed the new title Aug. 10. She will be responsible for the administration of all student financial aid programs, from grants and loans to employment and need- and merit-based scholarships, for Old Dominion's more than 20,000 students and their families.

Finch joined Old Dominion in 1992 as assistant director of student financial aid and was promoted to associate director in 1996. Prior to that, she served as director of financial aid at Hampton University.

She received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 1968 from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a Senior Management Practitioner Certificate from Old Dominion University in 1998.

The Office of Student Financial Aid enables students and families to reduce or eliminate financial barriers prohibiting attendance at Old Dominion University. The office administers need-based financial aid programs funded by federal, state, university and private sources in the form of grants, Federal Direct Subsidized and Federal Perkins loans, employment and need-and merit-based scholarships. The office also administers the Federal non-need based loan programs (Direct Unsubsidized, parent PLUS) and provides information and support to students interested in the alternative loan options available to them

The office processes more than 26,000 applications each year and approximately 12,000 students receive aid offers exceeding $125 million annually.

This article was posted on: August 28, 2006

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