Laurie Peltier spent more than twenty years in financial aid at the college and university level prior to joining College Coach. She graduated from Bentley University with a Bachelors degree in Marketing, and completed her MBA at Anna Maria College, where she also served as financial aid director. In addition, she was an assistant director of financial aid at Becker College and has worked as a consultant with several other colleges in Massachusetts. She works with the Massachusetts Education Finance Authority MEFA as workshop presenter at area high schools and volunteers at several FAFSA Day events. Laurie is an expert in many aspects of the field, but the combination of her professional commitment to and personal interest in helping families understand the financial aid process has resulted in particular expertise in methods for saving for college, expertise which she has applied to the benefit of thousands of families.