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.


Laurie Lentz
Financial Aid & GI Bill® Advisor (Scarborough & Lewiston) 207.805.8000

Laurie is a graduate from the University of Southern Maine School of Business where she focused on Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship.  Prior to NTI, Laurie worked at Spa Tech Institute for eleven years as Assistant Site Director and Financial Aid Officer.  Her passion is providing an exceptional student experience through the financial aid, enrollment and graduation process.


Carrie Duncan
Financial Aid & GI Bill® Advisor (Bangor)

Carrie Duncan, Financial Aid & GI Bill® Advisor 207.805.8000

Carrie is a graduate of the University of Maine of Augusta with an Associate’s degree in Human Services.  Carrie was a student at NTI and came to us with a background in customer service, sales and office management. She was born and raised in Maine and has a love for nature and loves spending time with her 3 kids swimming, boating, hunting and fishing at her family camp on Cedar Lake. Carrie is looking forward to assisting students navigate through the financial aid process so they reach their career goals.

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