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 Assistant Director of Financial Aid View more information about Nicholas Bromley
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
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
Tanisha Kuykendall kuyktani@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Tanisha Kuykendall
Samantha Mulder muldesam@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Samantha Mulder
Brianna Pannell pannelbr@gvsu.edu Financial Aid Counselor View more information about Brianna Pannell
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
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
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 Assistant Director of Student Employment View more information about Anne Zalud

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Our Student Assistants

Name Title  
Jenna Ali MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Jenna Ali
Sarah Bette Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Sarah Bette
Ricyra Braziel Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Ricyra Braziel
Brandon Connor MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Brandon Connor
Vincent Dellaria Graduate Assistant - Scholarships View more information about Vincent Dellaria
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
Caitlyn Gimler MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Caitlyn Gimler
Sage Holland Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Sage Holland
Brianne Kerr Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Brianne Kerr
Maleena Male MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Maleena Male
Andy McDonough Graduate Assistant- Financial Literacy View more information about Andy McDonough
Megan Moma Student Employment Student Assistant View more information about Megan Moma
Cassidy Monroe Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Cassidy Monroe
Joseph Montney Graduate Assistant - Front Desk View more information about Joseph Montney
Kailee Palchak Graduate Assistant - Front Desk View more information about Kailee Palchak
Elizabeth Schrems Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Elizabeth Schrems
Avion Silas MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Avion Silas
Nyia Slade Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about Nyia Slade
DeJa Talley Phone Bank Student Assistant View more information about DeJa Talley
Emma Zentera MoneySmart Peer Mentor View more information about Emma Zentera

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