Director Financial Aid & Scholarships
Anita Kermes has over 25 years of experience working in higher education and financial aid. She has been Financial Aid Director since 2012 after first serving in an interim role. Prior to this, Anita began her service at Sacramento State in 2011 when she was hired as Project Director for Student Affairs, Enrollment, and Student Support. Along with leading her staff, Anita directs operations within her department to ensure goals and objectives are met. She has broad experience in the areas of consulting, training and facilitation, and financial aid. This expertise has helped to reshape many of Sac State’s financial aid processes and worked to enhance financial aid services to students.
Anita has a BA from San Francisco State University, and she holds several other professional certifications. She has been a member of CASFAA since 1989, and she also belongs to WASFAA AND NASFAA. Anita is a passionate and energetic individual whose focus on teamwork and progress has helped to enhance the Financial Aid Office and the services it provides.
Anita has lived in Sacramento since 1998, she enjoys cycling to work and participating in many of the local “fun runs.” Her motto, “slow and steady wins the race!”