Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid Staff

The Financial Aid Office of Truckee Meadows Community College is made up of a highly qualified group of individuals who are committed to providing the best service possible. You may contact any of our staff members who will be glad to assist you. See the directory below for more information about each staff member.

Sharon Wurm Photo Sharon Wurm
Direct oversight of the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships, Student Employment and Veterans Education Services. Administers student financial aid including federal, state and institutional funds. Interprets and applies federal laws and regulations; college policies and regulations; and state regulations relating to the delivery of student financial assistance. Develops and directs financial aid strategies within the framework of federal and state regulations that are consistent with the enrollment management objectives of the College and support student success and completion. Counsels students regarding financial aid.
Peter Miller photo Peter Miller
Program Director for Student Services Systems
Coordinates all technical aspects of department, including electronic communication with U.S. Department of Education, PC maintenance and set-up, software installations and upgrades, report generation. Acts as department liaison with NSHE Computing Center and TMCC computing staff. Monitors electronic financial aid processes including packaging and disbursement. Serves as PeopleSoft functional expert for Division of Student Services. Counsels students regarding financial aid.
Photo Not Available Roberta Bickford
Program Officer for Veterans Education Services
Serves as School Certifying Officer for Veterans Assistance (VA) educational benefits. Provides outreach and assistance to current and potential veteran students. Ensures that TMCC remains compliant with Federal regulations related to VA assistance. Counsels students regarding financial aid.
Photo Not Available Nick Boschert
Financial Aid Coordinator for Compliance
Monitors office compliance with institutional, state and federal regulations. Oversees verification and Return to Title IV Funds processes. Monitors incoming ISIRs and reviews as necessary. Counsels students regarding financial aid.
Debra Buringrud Photo Debra Buringrud
Student Loan Coordinator
Manages student loan programs, including the Federal Direct Stafford Loan, Federal/State Perkins Loan and Emergency Loan programs. Monitors, packages, processes and disburses student loan monies to students. Coordinates entrance and exit interview processes, financial literacy and default prevention for the institution. Processes Return to Title IV Funds, Ward of the Court and other dependency override documents. Counsels students regarding financial aid.
Shari Cropper Photo Shari Cropper
Administrative Assistant IV
Provides support in the areas of Student Employment, Scholarships and Office Management. Processes incoming documents, student verifications and student payroll. Reconciles office operating budgets. Assists with the verification process. Counsels students regarding financial aid.
Photo Not Available Susan Elbe
Financial Aid Coordinator for Special Populations
Serves as liaison between Financial Aid and Academic Advisement. Main financial aid contact for Success First/Summer Bridge students, students with disabilities and students in the GRS cohort. Coordinates GEAR UP financial aid payment; processes Consortium Agreements and Income Reviews. Serves as financial aid representative at orientation/advisement workshops, counsels students with regard to financial aid.
Photo Not Available Valerie Lambert
Program Officer for Student Employment
Responsible for all aspects of work study, including federal, state and community service work study. Packages, monitors and disburses work study funds. Oversees student employment payroll processing. Manages the Regents Award Program and Federal Work Study Literacy Program at TMCC. Coordinates the financial aid appeal process and counsels students with regard to financial aid.
Photo Not Available Echo Lynch
Program Officer for Outreach

Coordinates the TMCC Foundation and Financial Aid Scholarship program, TMCC Americorp, WICHE grants and Tribal scholarships. Responsible for providing a variety of general services to students and potential students of TMCC. Represents TMCC at outreach events and presents information on admission to the college, obtaining financial assistance to attend college, and program offerings available at TMCC. Maintains department Web page and counsels students with regard to financial aid.
Terri-Ann Nuckolls photo Terri Ann Nuckolls
Administrative Assistant II

Serves as receptionist, answering phones and providing general financial aid information to students.
Photo Not Available Jaime Muhle
Administrative Assistant IV
Performs verification duties such as reviewing submitted documents, contacting students if additional documentation is required, reaching out to students who have not enrolled and who have not submitted verification documents. Advises students and parents regarding aid eligibility and application status, calculates applicable charges, and reconciles accounts as well as providing customer service at the front counter.
Photo Not Available Leslie Anne Jia
Customer Service Financial Aid Coordinator
Advises and counsels students and parents on the entire financial aid process. In addition to student advisement, manages the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship and the Nevada GEAR UP grant. Processes verification documents, selective service appeals, high school diplomas and transcripts, and special cases such as dependency override appeals, and income reviews.
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