Deven Messner began his Financial Aid Career in 2017. He started by working directly with Customer Service at Kutztown University then transitioned into processing direct and private loans. Deven quickly grew in the Financial Aid field by becoming a financial aid counselor at Arcadia University and then being promoted to an Assistant Director at West Chester University. He has experience working at private, public, and community colleges. Deven loves assisting students and families through the Financial Aid Process and helping them secure the most opportunities that they can. Through the pandemic, he began to process a lot of professional judgement appeals. This is something that he feels very strongly about and continues to excel in.
Having experienced vast student populations at different types of schools, Deven has learned a lot of different roles and functions within Financial Aid. He has worked with manual and automatic packaging, consortium agreements, study abroad, scholarships, dependency overrides, special condition appeals, sap appeals, and verification. Deven also has experience working with Military tuition assistance and VA awards. Deven is proficient in PeopleSoft and Ellucian Colleague. Deven has a Bachelor’s of Science from Kutztown University.