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

Our Staff


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

Our Student Assistants

Our Student Assistants


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