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Peggy McLendon has over 23 years of experience in higher education, working in both the private and public institutions. Since joining FAS, Peggy served in acting financial aid director and/or associate director positions for dozens of clients. Additionally, she has assisted clients with responding to program reviews and audits, including file reconstruction projects.

Prior to joining FAS, Ms. McLendon worked as a trainer and financial aid content specialist for a technology firm specializing in Oracle PeopleSoft ERP implementations. Peggy developed and delivered training for new users and worked closely with team members to create training materials for each new PeopleSoft SA patch and release. 

For more than a decade at Emory University, Peggy was a senior financial aid administrator. She managed federal and private loan processing, performed verification, monitored Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), performed cross-functional training, and played a key role in the implementation of Oracle PeopleSoft’s Financial Aid Module. She has an extensive knowledge of need analysis, using both federal and institutional methodologies.

Peggy has experience with various financial aid systems, including Oracle PeopleSoft, Ellucian (SunGard) Banner, Ellucian (Datatel) Colleague, College Board PowerFAIDS, and the U.S. Department of Education’s suite of technology products such as the EDExpress software, the Common Origination and Disbursement (COD) and the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).

During her financial aid career she has been a member of the Georgia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (GASFAA), the South Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SCASFAA) and the Southern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (SASFAA).

Peggy received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College.


FAS really has top-notch people. They are very professional and easy to deal with. It’s an organization I can trust and be assured that whatever they do or advise will be accepted by the DOE as being true and compliant."

- Eric Nelson | Vice President for Finance | Wesley College