Meet the OFA Staff

Austin, Kathryn

Director of Financial Aid
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Kathy leads the Office of Financial Aid and is part of the Student Services management team. She collaborates with senior management, academic departments, the Office of Financial Services and other stakeholders both within and outside of the School and University on financial aid matters including policy decisions, strategic planning, compliance, and student recruitment, retention, and … Continue reading “Austin, Kathryn”

Silvernail, Michael

Associate Director of Financial Aid
Pronouns: he/him/his

Michael oversees the federal aid programs and ensures regulatory compliance. He also serves as the point of contact for veterans on their VA benefits.  Michael works with Brian and Senait on loan processing, financial counseling and the financial aid application process. He has a particular interest and expertise in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) … Continue reading “Silvernail, Michael”

Le, Brian

Senior Financial Aid Coordinator
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Brian manages stipends for all Harvard Chan students, as well as serving as a general information resource for current and prospective students, alumna, staff and faculty. He supports the academic departments in the tuition award process and supports the OFA staff in the day-to-day operations of the office. Brian is also an avid basketball fan … Continue reading “Le, Brian”

Mulu, Senait

Senior Financial Aid Coordinator
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Senait serves as Third-Party Contract liaison and oversees the refund process. She also coordinates the Federal Work Study Program and counsels’ students on financing their education by assisting with the federal and alternative/private loan processes. Senait also serves as a  general information resource for current and prospective students, alumna, staff and faculty. Moreover, in collaboration with the Registrar’s Office, they review and manage the Student Billing … Continue reading “Mulu, Senait”