Admitted students experienced Birmingham-Southern at the Select 'Southern event held on March 1-2, 2015.
We know that planning for paying for college can be intimidating, and we're here to answer all your questions, whether about finding scholarships, using your 529 plan, or setting up a payment plan. Please don't hesitate to contact us! If you have questions on paying your bills or setting up a payment plan, we may also connect you with our Student Accounts Office.
Brian Quisenberry, Director of Financial Planning
Captain Brian L. Quisenberry graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a bachelor of science in biology in 1981 and was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy that year. He came to Birmingham-Southern in 2012 after serving 25 years at VMI as Associate Director of Admissions and Associate Director of Financial Aid. Before coming to BSC, he served on active duty from 1981-1986, then with the Navy Reserve until 2011. He was mobilized and deployed in 1991 with Amphibious Construction Battalion Two in support of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and again in 2009-10 in support of the United States Naval Forces Central Command in al Basrah, Iraq.
Jason Buha, Assistant Director of Financial Planning
Jason came to BSC as the head men's golf coach, serving in that role from 2009-2013; he joined the Financial Planning staff in 2011 and was promoted to his current position in 2013. Before coming to BSC, he played professional golf on the PGA Tour (in 2000 and 2003) and the Web.com tour (in 2001-2002 and 2004-2006). He graduated from Duke University in 1997 with a degree in economics. "I enjoy the opportunity to assist students and parents with planning for their higher education goals every day," he says.
Melissa Burgett, Assistant Director of Financial Planning
Melissa graduated from the University of North Alabama with a Bachelors' of Science in Computer Science (1997) and an MBA with an emphasis in Information Systems (2005). She served as the Coordinator of Financial Aid at UNA for over four years and as the Manager of Loan Processing & Business Process Analysis at The University of Alabama for over three years before coming to Birmingham Southern as an Assistant Director of Financial Planning."
Debra Talley, Financial Planning Coordinator
Debra graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Arts in English (1985) and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (1999).Â She served for over 30 years at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in various positions within the Financial Aid Office.Â She retired from UAB as the Associate Director of Student Financial Aid in December 2014.Â In August 2015, she joined the Birmingham-Southern staff as Coordinator of Financial Planning.Â Â
The staff lives by the Statement of Ethical Principles developed by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Association (NASFAA). Our goal is to help students achieve their educational potential by providing appropriate financial resources. To this end, this Statement provides that the BSC financial aid staff shall: