Contact Us

The Bowdoin Student Aid office welcomes your questions. We’re here to help you make the aid process as easy as possible for you and your family. 

Mailing Address:
Office of Student Aid
5300 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011

Phone: (207) 725-3144
Fax: (207) 725-3864


Office Hours:
8:30am - 5:00pm M-F

Physical Location:
 Ashby House
254 Maine Street (Map It)

To contact other Bowdoin departments, visit the Bowdoin directory.

Student Aid Staff

Michael Bartini, Director of Student Aid

Mike or (207) 725-3146

Mike Bartini brings more than 30 years of financial aid experience to Bowdoin, including eight years as director of financial aid at Brown University. For the past five years, Mr. Bartini has held a variety of leadership roles at The College Board. He previously served as director of financial aid at Washington and Lee University, where he also oversaw all federal programs for the School of Law. Mr. Bartini is a graduate of Westfield State College in Westfield, Mass., where he earned a degree in economics.

Andrea Cross, Associate Director of Student Aid or (207) 725-3531

Andrea Cross is a seasoned financial aid professional who spent her entire career in higher education. Before her arrival at Bowdoin, she served as the Associate Dean for Student Aid at Saint Joseph’s College (Maine) for many years and Bay Path College and Springfield College prior to that. Over her career she has also been active in the greater financial aid community through various organizations including the Maine Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA), the Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (EASFAA), and the New England Region of the College Board. Currently she participates in the MASFAA School Support Initiative which offers FAFSA and financial aid counseling to Maine high schools.

Andrea earned her B.Ed. from McGill University and an M.S. and C.A.S. from Springfield College.

Stephanie Haines, Assistant Director of Student Aid or (207) 725-3239

Steph became interested in pursuing a career in financial aid when she was a work-study student in the financial aid office at Grinnell College.  She received her B.A. in Political Science, with honors, from Grinnell in 2014.  After college, she decided to further her education at Harvard University, where she earned her Ed.M. in Higher Education in 2015 while she interned in the financial aid office at Harvard College.

Steph hails from rural Iowa, where she grew up on her family's 80-acre farm.  She grew up raising and showing Boer goats across the Midwest, and she was crowned the first ever Iowa Meat Goat Queen in 2011.  Since she has moved to the East Coast, Steph has enjoyed eating lots of amazing seafood, learning how to kayak, and exploring the new landscapes.

Alyson Magian, Administrative Coordinator or (207) 725-3768

Alyson provides administrative support for Office of Student Aid and Student Employment.  Prior to joining the Student Aid office Alyson worked at Bowdoin’s HL Library, Student Fellowships and the Registrar’s office.

Alyson came to Maine in 2008 after 25 years as the Executive Director of various rowing programs, most recently Community Rowing in Boston.  Her interests include sea kayaking, rowing, snowboarding and enjoying the outdoors with her husband and dogs.

Sarah Paul, Assistant Director of Student Aid and Student Employment

Sarah or (207) 725-3971

Sarah oversees the on-campus student employment program, which employs over a thousand students and incorporates more than two-hundred supervisors. She also advises students and their families regarding their financial aid options and awards.

Sarah has pursued a career as an advisor and educator at four different undergraduate institutions: The University of Maine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Purdue University, and Bowdoin College. She holds a Master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.

In addition to working with college students, Sarah’s favorite activities include sea kayaking, hiking, yoga, and running on the Portland Trails.

Kendra St. Gelais, Manager of Financial Aid Data Systems and Operations or (207)725-3274