Nurah Stanley is president of Financial Aid Student Services (FASS). She brings more than 13 years of leadership and educational experience to her clients and affiliates by providing her expertise and skill to the field of post-secondary education

Ms. Stanley created Financial Aid Student Services in 2011 where she most recently served as marketing director of Metro Detroit territories. Her prior roles were Enrollment Manager for a major university in New Jersey and Metro Detroit (2007-2009) where she help countless roles in leadership and organizational development. While employed at the university she lead a successful team of counselors and was recognized for her team high student retention rate of 95%. Ms. Stanley also acted as Senior Project Coordinator for that same university where she excel with student centric-focus and degree curriculum placement of 85%, and she has taken on a leadership role to advance the university's newest location in downtown Detroit. Nurah is actively pursuing membership in Michigan’s Financial Aid Professional Associations as well as the national chapters. Nurah Stanley also held a position of Business Development Manger at Conyers Riverside Ford and Matick Chevrolet in Detroit, MI. She also held a leadership role in New York City securities firm Mr. Locks where she developed her knowledge in technology and finance. Ms. Stanley also was employed at TOP Marketing in New York City, which she began as Business Manager to later take of the position of Marketing and Development of business sales.

Ms. Stanley has been involved with 21st Century learning center as a mentor in after-school programming for over 10 years.  Nurah Stanley has held numerous leadership roles in other company and now has brought her knowledge of management, leadership and education to Financial Aid Student Services to ensure that her clients receive the best services available in the market today.


Jan 2009 - Present

Bachelors of Science

University of Phoenix

Confirmed graduation date is June 21, 2014.



Organizational Development

Worked with the leadership team on the strategic direction and operational  initiatives


The ability to modify the plan as and when required, without deviating too much from the original plan.


The ability to ideally make a decision based on all the inputs from all available resources of information.

Vision and Strategy

Considering all the dimensions of problems, their future consequences and the solution.

Interpersonal Skills

Ability to initiate and deepen relationships very easily.


 Integration of outward actions and inner values in personal and professional area


Being able to listen to new ideas, even if they do not conform to the usual way of thinking. Suspend judgment while listening to others’ ideas, as well as accept new ways of acting from a different understanding.


Dealing with others consistently and objectively. Checking all the facts and hear everyone out before rendering judgment. Avoid conclusions based on incomplete evidence.


The ability to think inversely, to separate ideas that places constrains all possible solutions. The capability to see things that others have not seen and thus lead followers in new directions.