Yariela Perez started her financial aid career in 2004 as a Financial Aid Advisor and worked her way up to the Director role. She has 15 years of experience in the higher education industry and worked with financial aid, bursar and registrar offices; from student eligibility to state and federal compliance projects. Yariela has been responsible for the administration and compliance of funding Programs such as Pell, FSEOG, FWS, Direct Loans, Scholarships, VA benefits, private lending, 529 plans and California Grants.
She also has experience with private, for-profit and private non-profit institutions and has worked with different student information systems like CAMS Enterprise, PeopleSoft, PowerFAIDS and Campus Nexus. Yariela is proficient with government software and sites like EdConnect, COD, CPS, NSLDS, G5 and EZ-Audit. She is an active member of NASFAA, CASFAA, WASFAA and FINAID-L.
Yariela possesses a B. S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from a foreign country. She lives in the Golden State of California and when not at work, she enjoys nature walks.