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Our Team of Financial Aid Experts

Rick Ross, Co-Founder

Rick Ross has over 25 years of financial aid and educational lending experience. Previously, Rick worked as the Educational Lending Director of Client Relations and Educational Lending Account Manager for two Fortune 500 banks. He also worked as the Assistant Financial Aid Director at Erie Community College. Along with many local college fairs, Rick has been a presenter at numerous national, regional, and state financial aid conferences.

P:  585.637.3164
E:  rick@collegefinancinggroup.com

Andy Leardini, Co-Founder

Andy Leardini has over 12 years of financial aid, educational lending and consumer lending banking experience. Andy is well-known in the financial aid community for his high level of service and lending knowledge. His experience includes working for a national student loan servicer at Nelnet and serving many years as a Financial Aid Client Relationship Manager for M&T Bank. While at both Nelnet and M&T Bank, Andy received Regional and National awards for his outstanding performance in working with financial aid clients.

P:  716.745.7286
E:  andy@collegefinancinggroup.com