Beth Nepa

Director of Financial Aid

Beth Nepa Phone: (315) 781-3315

Beth is responsible for the overall management and administration of all financial aid at HWS, overseeing approximately $66,000,000 each academic year. She earned her B.S. from St. Lawrence University, where she worked in financial aid for 10 years before coming to Hobart and William Smith.

"Making an HWS education affordable for our students and their families is the best part of my job. The turbulent economy keeps us on our toes, but we pride ourselves on our ‘open-door’ policy and the individualized attention that we give to our students. My staff has the opportunity, every day, to change a student’s life. The gratification that comes with that is simply incredible."

Dawn M. Langdon

Associate Director of Financial Aid

Dawn Langdon Phone: (315) 781-3315

Dawn works with families throughout the financial aid process, providing guidance to prospective students and working with current students during the aid renewal process. In addition, she coordinates with colleagues in Donor Relations to select candidates for HWS endowed scholarships. Prior to coming to HWS, she worked in financial aid at other private institutions as well as with the Higher Education Services Corporation. Dawn graduated from SUNY Cortland with a degree in economics and management science and went on to earn an M.S.Ed. in college student development from Alfred University. She also serves on the New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association Executive Council.

"The best thing about my job is working with students and their families. Being able to walk students and parents through what can be a confusing process and make it understandable is greatly rewarding. The energy that I receive from these interactions keeps me going on a daily basis."


Office of Financial Aid
Demarest Hall
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456
phone: (315) 781-3315
fax: (315) 781-4048


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