St. Vincent’s College financial aid experts to host information session March 16

St. Vincent’s College, a leader in quality health science education, welcomes new financial aid experts to its financial aid team who will host an information session for prospective and current students, titled, Financing Your Education Wednesday, March 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Hawley Conference Center, 4th Floor, Room 2, Bridgeport.

The program is free and open to the public. Complimentary parking for the public is available in the Campus Visitors Parking Garage.

The financial aid process can be overwhelming — especially with new federal and state regulations, explained Dorothy Martin-Hatcher, director of enrollment management and financial services, St. Vincent’s College.

We know that students and their families want to meet face to face with someone who knows how to navigate the system and our team has nearly 50 years of combined experience doing just that. We welcome the opportunity to share this information with tomorrow’s healthcare workforce.

Each year, St. Vincent’s College awards nearly $290,000 in institutional scholarships, which complement a wide variety of private funding options available to students. Hot topics the team will address include federal and state grants, loan consolidation, default prevention, collections, work study options, tuition reimbursement, and more. Likewise, financial aid basics such as how to complete the FAFSA and Master Promissory Note (MPN) and the role of the financial aid and student account departments will be explained.

The College’s newly reinvigorated financial aid team possesses nearly 50 years of combined experience and is led by Dorothy Martin-Hatcher, director of enrollment management and financial services. Martin-Hatcher brings over 25 years of experience in enrollment management and financial aid. She previously held positions at Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, Mount Saint Mary College, Monroe College, Metropolitan College, and College of Westchester. Dorothy is currently earning her Masters in Higher Education Administration and is expected to graduate in June 2016.

Christopher Gutierrez, assistant director of financial aid, has over 10 years’ experience in financial aid, most recently serving as financial aid director at Mattia College in Miami.

Fred Regouis, financial aid counselor, most recently served as an educational funding specialist at Power and Chester Institute and brings supervisory experience with a variety of technology and communications firms.

Classes for the fall semester begin Aug. 29. Applications are available online at

For more information, call 800-873-1013.