A college education is an investment in you and your future. We believe students shouldn't be barred from a quality education because of limited resources. Our financial aid specialists will make every possible effort to provide you with the maximum amount of assistance.
More than 85% of TWU students receive some form of aid, including work study programs and a large variety of scholarships.
Grants and gifts received by the college through the generosity of the United Methodist Church, foundations, friends, alumni and others help to reduce the difference between the actual costs of providing a quality education and the tuition charged. Use the True Cost Calculator to estimate your actual cost.
Our student financial services team works to make it possible for students to receive a Tennessee Wesleyan education without taking on a large financial burden. Altogether, we distribute more than $11 million a year in institutional aid to qualified students.
Meet the Team
Lacey Weese is the Associate Vice President of Student Financial Services. Lacey graduated
in 2008 from Tennessee Wesleyan with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration
with a dual emphasis in Accounting and Finance and then went on to get her Master
of Accountancy degree from Golden Gate University in 2011. Lacey started working in
2008 as the Student Accounts Manager at TWU and later became the Director of Financial
Aid in 2014. She has now come full circle and is over both areas. As a graduate, Lacey
understands the needs of TWU students and parents and cannot wait to help you realize
your dream of obtaining your degree from Tennessee Wesleyan!
Contact Lacey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stefanie Lones graduated from Tennessee Wesleyan in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science
in Human Learning (Education with an emphasis in K-4) and Church Vocations with an
emphasis in Church Business Management and a minor in Psychology. She received her
Master of Science degree in Organization and Management with an emphasis in Leadership
from Capella University in 2011. Stefanie began working in the Financial Aid office
at Tennessee Wesleyan in 2001 and is currently the Associate Director of Financial
Aid. Stefanie has a passion for helping students with their financial aid so they
can finish their education and better their future.
Contact Stefanie at email@example.com.
Ariel Forbes is the Financial Aid Counselor in Student Financial Services. She graduated
from Tennessee Wesleyan in 2020 and joined the full-time staff a month later. She
is no stranger to Student Financial Services, though, as she served in the office
as a student worker for the majority of her academic career. Ariel loves questions,
and she's happy to help you figure out your future at TWU!
Contact Ariel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cynthia Ballard is the Student Financial Services Cashier. She is a 2019 graduate
of Tennessee Wesleyan with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She started
part-time as an Administrative Assistant in the Social Work Department. After graduating,
she began working full-time in Student Financial Services. She is excited about being
a part of students pursuing their future and achieving their goals, and looks forward
to helping students and answering questions about TWU.
Contact Cynthia at email@example.com.