About Us

Our mission is to offer support and resources which provide access for students to pursue an education through:

  • A staff dedicated to innovative, proactive solutions
  • Identifying, creating, and delivering resources through personal counseling and outreach efforts to provide a financial plan for families

Our vision is to be the leader in providing the greatest customer service experience. We will make a Grand Valley State University education affordable, one student at a time.

Annual Reports for the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships can be found here


Our Staff

Name Email Title  
Matthew Allore allorema@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Matthew Allore
Kelly Berg bergkell@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Kelly Berg
Erin Braginton braginer@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Erin Braginton
Nicholas Bromley bromleni@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Financial Aid View more information about Nicholas Bromley
Susan Dix dixsu@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Susan Dix
Yug Gill gillyu@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Student Employment View more information about Yug Gill
Francesca Golden goldenf@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Financial Aid View more information about Francesca Golden
Melissa Horning horninme@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Melissa Horning
Anna Johnson johnsan6@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Anna Johnson
Katelyn Johnson johnske8@gvsu.edu Student Employment Assistant View more information about Katelyn Johnson
Wendy Johnston johnstow@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Wendy Johnston
Stephanie Menendez menendst@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Stephanie Menendez
Stephanie Menendez menendst@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Stephanie Menendez
Joseph Montney montney1@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Joseph Montney
Samantha Mulder muldesam@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Samantha Mulder
Jenna Poll pollj@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Financial Aid View more information about Jenna Poll
Ben Rhodes rhodesbe@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Ben Rhodes
Michelle Rhodes rhodesmi@gvsu.edu Associate Vice President for Financial Aid View more information about Michelle Rhodes
Brynne Roberts Thompson Scholars Coordinator View more information about Brynne Roberts
Alfany Rosales-Muro rosaleal@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Alfany Rosales-Muro
Christine Scott scottc@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Financial Aid View more information about Christine Scott
Katie Shuert shuertka@gvsu.edu Office Coordinator View more information about Katie Shuert
James Spees speesja@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about James Spees
Enrica Verrett verreten@gvsu.edu Admissions/Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Enrica Verrett
Maryelise White whitema1@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Scholarships View more information about Maryelise White
Anne Zalud zaluda@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Anne Zalud

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Our Student Assistants

Name Title  
Karlie Bartlett Financial Aid Student Assistant View more information about Karlie Bartlett
Sarah Bette Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Sarah Bette
Ricyra Braziel Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Ricyra Braziel
Margaret Brenneman Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Margaret Brenneman
Vincent Dellaria Graduate Assistant - Scholarships View more information about Vincent Dellaria
Amanda Dotson Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Amanda Dotson
Virginia Franklin Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Virginia Franklin
Cally Goodman Financial Aid Student Assistant View more information about Cally Goodman
Ashlyn Kurtz Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Ashlyn Kurtz
Gillian Lazzarini MoneySmart Graduate Assistant View more information about Gillian Lazzarini
Lauren Luplow Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Lauren Luplow
Meredith Luplow Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Meredith Luplow
Maleena Male MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Maleena Male
Megan Moma Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Megan Moma
Kailee Palchak Graduate Assistant - Front Desk View more information about Kailee Palchak
DeJa Talley Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about DeJa Talley
Corina Wickerham Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Corina Wickerham

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