Meet the Financial Aid Team

Ashley Barnett
Director of Financial Aid

Ashley Barnett, Director of Financial Aid
[email protected] 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 & Lewiston)

[email protected]

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 sooner.

Abby Coleman
Financial Aid & GI Bill® Advisor (Bangor)

[email protected] 207.805.8000

Abby Coleman is currently working on her Master’s in Business Administration at Husson University for which she will attain Fall of 2018. She currently has an Associates in Business Management and Liberal Studies.  Abby has an extensive background in retail and retail management with working for Walgreens for over 8 years. She also worked at Husson University for the Dean of Business for 2 years in a work study position as an administrative assistant. Along with being a dedicated team member she enjoys spending time with her family and doing anything nerdy. She is excited to bring her bubbly personality and experience to NTI to help students start their future.


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