Ron Laszewski has over 30 years of experience in the financial aid profession. As an FAS consultant, he has served as interim director of financial aid for a variety of institutions, including private four-year colleges, large public universities, graduate schools, and medical colleges.
Ron has extensive experience in federal financial aid regulations, need analysis training, package modeling, standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP), and institutional enrollment planning. He helps colleges construct realistic student cost of education budgets, implement effective federal verification processes, establish customer service initiatives, and develop standards of satisfactory academic progress.
Ron has used SunGard Banner for more than 10 years, overseeing its implementation at several institutions. He is also experienced with College Board PowerFAIDS.
Prior to joining FAS, Ron served as assistant vice president for the State Grant and Special Programs Division of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), director of financial aid at Bucknell University for 23 years, and assistant director at Vassar College. He also worked as a regional school relations representative for a national lender.
A former president of the Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (PASFAA), Ron has served on numerous committees of the Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA) and the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA). Active with The College Board, he was elected to both the Middle States Regional Council and the National Council of the College Scholarship Service (CSS). A frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences, he has also been a trainer for PASFAA, EASFAA, and NASFAA.
Ron received a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University and a Master of Education from the University of Vermont.