Staff and Contact Info

The Financial Aid Office at Elizabethtown is always here to serve students and families.  We strongly encourage students and families to contact our office whenever they feel they need our assistance - that is why we are here! Some of the services we provide include: information on institutional, federal, state and private aid options, budgeting, debt management, and financial aid counseling. Appointments may be scheduled between the hours of 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Our office is located in Zug Hall, Room 208.

Mailing Address:
Elizabethtown College
Financial Aid Office
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown PA 17022

Main Contact:
(phone) 717-361-1404
(fax) 717-361-1514                          

Meet the Staff

Melodie Jackson

Director of Financial Aid

B.S. York College of PA

I joined Elizabethtown in 2015. I have over 18 years of experience administering student financial aid. I hold a bachelor's degree in Accounting.  I reside in Maryland with my husband and son.

Primary Duties:  Overall management of financial aid office

Jennifer Behmer

Associate Director of Financial Aid

B.A. Millersville University
M.A. University of Phoenix

I joined Elizabethtown College’s Office of Financial Aid in October 2017 with thirteen years of higher education financial aid experience.  I hold a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management and a master’s degree in Management.  I currently reside in Millersville, PA with my husband and son.  In my free time I love to watch my son play soccer, workout, read and take trips to the beach.

Primary Duties: Student Counselor, SCPS Program, Study Abroad, Aid Disbursements

Kerrie Brancato

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

B.A. Shippensburg University
M.A. Messiah College

I joined Elizabethtown College in March 2016. I earned a Bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs. My interests include playing ultimate frisbee and watching my favorite teams (Baltimore Ravens, Orioles, Washington Capitals, and Hershey Bears).

Primary Duties: Student Counselor, Direct and Private Loans

Unique Patterson

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

B.A. Gettysburg College  
M.Ed. Temple University

I joined Elizabethtown’s Financial Aid team January 2017.  I hold a B.A. in Sociology and a M.Ed. in Higher Education-College Access. In my spare time I like going to concerts and discovering music genres and new artists.

Primary Duties: Student Counselor, PHEAA, Endowed Scholarships, Perkins, Federal Work Study

Elizabeth Hafer

Financial Aid Counselor

B.A. Kean University  
M.A. LaSalle University

I joined Elizabethtown College in August 2017. I hold a B.A. in Secondary Education and a M.A. in Public History.  In my free time I love to hike, read, and play with my dog. I currently reside in New Cumberland, PA with my husband.

Primary Duties: Student Counselor, New Student First Point of Contact, Pell, Outside Scholarships, Web and Publications

Betty Kindelberger

Financial Aid Administrative Assistant

A.A.S. Finger Lakes Community College

I joined Elizabethtown College in September 2018. I have an associate degree in Accounting. I am a resident of Elizabethtown. In my free time I enjoy golfing, hiking, baking and spending time with my family.

Primary Duties: Front Office, Emails, Phone, File Management, Federal Work Study, Mailings, Office Budget

Kristin Mejias

Financial Aid Assistant

I joined Elizabethtown College in November 2018. I have 4 years of experience in higher education specializing in admissions as well as financial aid. I reside in Lancaster City and absolutely love its diversity and arts scene. In my free time I enjoy upcycling furniture, frequenting coffee shops, playing with my pup and spending time with my family.

Primary Duties: Student Data Management, Communications, Front Office