FATSTAF originated as a Third Party Servicing arm of SMART Systems. In 2013, Catherine Ivie created FATSTAF and separated from SMART. She continued to grow the company until her retirement in December 2020. At that time Catherine was looking for a knowledgeable buyer that she knew had the same passion as she did for servicing colleges with Financial Aid. She found that in Renee Schultz. Renee was Catherine’s go-to person with the US Department of Education. After a phone conversation or ten, and some additional information, Renee made the decision to go for it along with her daughter Vanessa Kendrick. They have a financial aid family as you’ll see in the biographies below. Renee and Vanessa are very excited to share this opportunity and to make FATSTAF a family venture. When Renee is ready to retire in 10+ years, Vanessa will take over and maybe Vanessa’s kids will continue it after that!
FATSTAF currently services over 50 schools all over the Nation and has a fantastic staff of dedicated employees who work very hard to take care of all of their schools.
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8611 North Black Canyon Highway, Suite 216 Phoenix, Arizona 85021, United States