Meet Rob Kniss

Rob Kniss, director of student financial services

Director of Student Financial Services


Education: B.A., Michigan State University, 2003, M.A., Michigan State University, 2011, PH.D, Michigan State University, 2017

Hometown: Haslett, Michigan

Downtime: Spending time with my family.

Hello everyone! I am Rob Kniss, the Director for Student Financial Services for Albion College. Before coming to Albion I was an Assistant Director in the Office of Financial Aid at Michigan State University. Where I also earned my B.A., my M.A, and my Ph.D, with a focus in Higher Education Administration.
When I am not at work I enjoy running, playing basketball, and spending time with my family. I have three children, two daughters and one son. My two daughters both enjoy gymnastics and my son plays basketball.

Financial aid tip: Make sure to file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) when it becomes available every year. Even if you are unsure about taking student loans. There are grant programs that students are eligible for but only if you file your FAFSA. You might miss out on gift aid if you do not file.