Thomas J. Dalton

Assistant Vice President, Enrollment Management

Tom Dalton, Excelsior CollegeAs assistant vice president for Enrollment Management, Thomas J. Dalton manages all aspects of financial aid within the Excelsior College Enrollment Management department. His department is focused specifically on financial assistance for Excelsior’s non-traditional student population, including working adults, members of the military and veterans. He has more than 30 years of administrative financial aid experience in private and public sector positions in New York State.


  • Title IV Federal Student Aid, Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
  • New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and Aid to Part-Time Study (APTS)
  • Post 9-11 GI Bill, Military Tuition Assistance, Montgomery GI Bill, and other programs supporting veterans
  • Specialized loans: Nursing student loans and nursing faculty loans


  • Siena College, Loudonville, NY, Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Management, 1981
  • The Leadership Classroom, Lake Placid, NY, Presented by New York State Governor’s Office of Employee Relations, Lake Placid, NY, 2002-2003
  • New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association (NYSFAAA), Novice Training Workshop, Wells College, Aurora, NY, 1982

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association
    • President October 1996 to October 1998 (Past-President until October 2000)
    • Treasurer of NYS Financial Aid Administrators Association, 1992-1996
  • Eastern Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
    • President, May 2004-May 2005 (Past-President until May 2006)
    • Treasurer, July 1999-June 2001
  • National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • Negotiator, US Dept of Education, Gainful Employment (Fall 2013)