Our Story

ASAP was founded in 1994 as a 3rd Party Title IV processing and compliance organization by Tonya Parker-Jones.

Prior to founding ASAP, Ms. Parker-Jones spent her entire professional career in higher education. She worked for 15 years in the for-profit education industry, playing key roles in building several successful higher-education groups, which included some of the largest national colleges and universities. She was Vice President of Financial Services in a San Diego-based institution for a small chain of colleges. Before that, Ms. Parker-Jones began and led the Quality Assurance team for a group of over 40 schools. Her primary role as the leader of the Quality Assurance team was to report to the school’s Board of Directors and Private Equity group on all aspects of regulatory compliance. She was sought out for her leadership at another large chain as the Corporate Associate Director of Financial Aid for over 50 schools. There, Ms. Parker Jones saw there was a need for her expertise and stepped out on faith to open her own firm.

Tonya Parker Jones

Tonya Parker Jones

ASAP’s success and reputation grew. Ms. Parker-Jones has been recognized for her leadership on many occasions. In 2019, she was awarded and recognized as a Woman of Distinction for her community leadership and impact made by her work in higher education. She has spent countless evenings donating her time to assist families navigate through the financial aid process so that first-generation students can pursue their educational dreams.

With these successes, Ms. Parker-Jones saw another huge gap in the educational process. Clients would rely on her for referrals to address needs in other departments, as well as, software integrations and technical solutions. She saw this opportunity and expanded the ASAP suite of services from Financial Aid processing to a 360° consultancy firm. ASAP has tangible solutions for Admissions, Student Services, Education, State and Federal Accreditation, and much more. ASAP’s team of professionals have over 150 years of combined experience and are ready to help your school improve operations, reaching its highest potential.

Contact ASAP today for a no-cost consultation and we will present a 360° solution.

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