Financial Aid Champions

Financial Aid Champions are currently positioned in eleven schools in Fairfax County with high populations of students receiving free or reduced lunches and/or high enrollment in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. Champions assist students with all aspects of paying for college; working with students one-on-one to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), scholarship searches, and advocating for students who have special circumstances which affect their eligibility for Federal Student Aid.

While most of the work of the Champions is done during the school day, Champions may also be available via e-mail and phone to speak to parents and students after normal school hours. And lastly, our Champions also serve in the various College Access Programs and school-based programs.

Our Champions and their associated schools are listed below. Please feel free to contact them with any questions you may have about how College Access Fairfax can assist you or your child with paying for college. In addition, College Access Fairfax has a roving Champion who is available to students at schools which do not have a dedicated Champion.

Dale SchmidtDRSchmidt@fcps.edu
Lee High School
Edison High School
Hayfield Secondary
West Potomac High School
Mt. Vernon High School
Linda BoykeLinda.Boyke@fcps.edu
Mountain View
Andrea Acostaaiacosta@fcps.edu
Herndon High School
South Lakes High School
Chantilly High School
Kristin Mahieuknmahieu@fcps.edu
Stuart High School
Annandale High School
Claire LeftwichClaire.Leftwich@fcps.edu
Roving Champion available to students at schools which do not have a dedicated Champion