Meet the Financial Aid Team

Ashley Barnett
Director of Financial Aid

Ashley Barnett, Director of Financial Aid 207.805.8000

Ashley received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Southern Maine while working as a work study student in the Student Accounts Office for 4 years.  Once she graduated, she was hired as a full time employee and continued working in the Student Accounts Office for an additional 5 years.  Prior to coming to NTI, Ashley also worked at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts as the Assistant Director of Financial Aid.  Ashley is extremely excited to bring her knowledge and education to NTI, and help assist students in following their career paths.

Elizabeth Sheffield
Financial Aid & GI Bill® Advisor (Scarborough & Auburn)

Elizabeth joined our Financial Aid team during the winter of 2017. She came to us with 3 years of experience which she obtained from working as a Financial Aid Counselor at Independence University. Prior to financial aid, Elizabeth was a CNA for 5 years working at Maine Medical Center, LDS Hospital, as well as home care. She is currently studying Business Administration at Southern Maine Community College. Elizabeth is eager to share her passion for education and help students get themselves into a new career.

Tyler Small
Financial Aid & GI Bill® Advisor (Bangor)

Tyler came to the NTI family in June of 2018. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Thomas College. While at Thomas, he assisted the Admissions Office as a Student Ambassador providing campus tours for prospective students. Following graduation, Tyler worked as a teller at Infinity Federal Credit Union in Bangor for 2 years, as well as, a Sales and Service Consultant at Wayfair. He is excited to help and work with students so that they are able to thrive in their careers.

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