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 assistance, 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 and I am currently pursuing a M.Ed. degree, specializing in At-Risk & Diverse Learners. I reside in Maryland with my husband and son.

Jennifer Behmer

Associate Director of Financial Aid

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

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 from Millersville University and a master’s degree in Management from University of Phoenix.  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.

Kerrie Brancato

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

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

I joined Elizabethtown College in March 2016. Previously I was employed at Harrisburg Area Community College working in the Financial Aid office. While at Shippensburg, I earned a Bachelor's degree in English and then graduated with a Master's degree from Messiah College in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs. My interests include playing ultimate frisbee, watching my favorite teams (Baltimore Ravens and Orioles), reading, and photography.

Unique Patterson

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

B.A. Gettysburg College

I joined Elizabethtown’s Financial Aid team January 2017. Previously, I’ve worked as an Assistant Director of Admission at Lebanon Valley College and College Adviser through the College Advising Corps. I hold a B.A. in Sociology from Gettysburg College and currently seeking my M.Ed. in Higher Education-College Access at Temple University. In my spare time I like going to concerts and discovering music genres and new artists.

Elizabeth Hafer

Financial Aid Counselor

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

I joined Elizabethtown College in August 2017. Previously, I was employed at The Learning House where I worked in the Tuition Planning department. 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.

Darcey Mills

Financial Aid Assistant

A.A. Harry S Truman College

I joined Elizabethtown College in March of 2016. I was previously employed by the City Colleges of Chicago as part of the Admissions and Advising team. I currently reside in York, PA.

Janette Ortiz

Administrative Assistant

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico.  Currently I live in Reading, PA. I attended Reading Area Community College and continue to work part time as a Case Aide. I’m a mother of 3 wonderful kids and 5 beautiful grandkids.  I love to work with people and I am really happy to be part of the Financial Aid Team at Elizabethtown College. I love to smile and to see people happy; life is too short to be sad.  I enjoy every moment of my life with my family.