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.


Our Staff

Name Email Title  
Matthew Allore allorema@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Matthew Allore
Elizabeth Arangure-Martinez aranguel@gvsu.edu Admissions/Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Elizabeth Arangure-Martinez
Erin Braginton braginer@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Erin Braginton
Nicholas Bromley bromleni@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Nicholas Bromley
Martha Chase chasema@gvsu.edu Student Employment Assistant View more information about Martha Chase
Susan Dix dixsu@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Susan Dix
Robert Flannery flanner1@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Robert Flannery
Francesca Golden goldenf@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Financial Aid View more information about Francesca Golden
Julie Haskin haskinj@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Julie Haskin
Suzy Herman hermasuz@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Literacy View more information about Suzy Herman
Melissa Horning horninme@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Melissa Horning
Detwann Johnson johnsode@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Detwann Johnson
Wendy Johnston johnstow@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Assistant View more information about Wendy Johnston
Raul Lozano lozanora@gvsu.edu Financial Aid & Scholarships Counselor View more information about Raul Lozano
Lauren McElrath mcelrala@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Scholarships View more information about Lauren McElrath
Samantha Mulder muldesam@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Samantha Mulder
Jenna Poll pollj@gvsu.edu Associate Director of Financial Aid View more information about Jenna Poll
Audra Pretty-Smith prettyau@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Audra Pretty-Smith
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
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
Maryelise White whitema1@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Scholarships View more information about Maryelise White
Anne Zalud zaluda@gvsu.edu Assistant Director of Student Employment View more information about Anne Zalud

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Our Student Assistants

Name Title  
Sydney Bartlett Imaging Student Assistant View more information about Sydney Bartlett
Kelly Berg Graduate Assistant - Front Desk View more information about Kelly Berg
Cecilia Corbin Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Cecilia Corbin
Terria Crank Graduate Assistant - Scholarships View more information about Terria Crank
Arin DeGraaf Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Arin DeGraaf
Jessica DeWyse MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Jessica DeWyse
Amanda Dotson Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Amanda Dotson
Rachel Dzapo Graduate Assistant - Financial Aid & Student Employment View more information about Rachel Dzapo
Virginia Franklin Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Virginia Franklin
Abigail Gbewonyo MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Abigail Gbewonyo
Allyson Gilmore Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Allyson Gilmore
Jakyrah Harris Imaging Student Assistant View more information about Jakyrah Harris
Andrew Jenks MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Andrew Jenks
Emily Koons MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Emily Koons
Joseph Montney Graduate Assistant - Front Desk View more information about Joseph Montney
Jesenia Rincones Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Jesenia Rincones
Makenzie Scheider MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Makenzie Scheider
Avion Silas MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Avion Silas
Nyia Slade Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Nyia Slade
Domonique Stevens Imaging Student Assistant View more information about Domonique Stevens
DeJa Talley Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about DeJa Talley
Sara Terwillegar Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Sara Terwillegar
Tamea Williams Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Tamea Williams

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