Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services


SFS RESOURCES: hours, location, & contact information

Meet the Student Financial Services Staff

SFS Leadership | SFS Customer Service Team | SFS Counselors | SFS Coordinators | Student Employment
SFS Programs | Loans and Collections Team | Operations Support Team

SFS Leadership and Administrative Team

  • Provides strategic leadership for SPU's financial aid and student account programs.
  • Ensures the smooth day-to-day functioning of the office.
  • Oversees federal, state and institutional grants and scholarships.
Jordan Grant - SFS Director Jordan Grant, Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Enrollment Management; Director of Student Financial Services
   
Email: grantj@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2004
Education: B.S. in Sociology; University of Oregon, 1993.
M.A. in Public Administration; Seattle University, 2004.
Other: Began in financial aid in 1994, previously worked at Seattle University and Seattle Central Community College; active member of state, regional and national student financial aid administrator associations
Anita Steele Anita Steele, Financial Aid and Administrative Coordinator
   
Email: steelea@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2012
Education: B.A. in Business Administration; University of Washington, 1979.
A.A. in Information Systems; Bellevue College, 2011.

SFS Counseling and Customer Service Team

  • SFS Counselors provide detailed, one-on-one guidance to students about financial aid options.
  • SFS Coordinators answer questions about all aspects of financial aid and student accounts.
  • The Office of Student Employment manages on-campus student employment and work study programs.

 

Gloria Rizo Gloria Rizo, Senior Associate Director of Student Financial Services
   
  Serving students with last names beginning E-Fd
Email: gloriar@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 1996
Education: English translation; Universidad Centroamericana, attended 1989–1991.
Other: Prior roles in SFS: Assistant Director of SFS Counseling and Student Employment, Third-party Billing and Student Loan Coordinator.
SFS Counselors
  • Assist students and families in exploring and developing strategies to meet college costs, including understanding the FAFSA and the financial aid process.
  • Determine financial-aid eligibility, prepare and revise offers of financial assistance, meet with students and families as needed.
  • Give presentations on the financial aid process for local high schools, students considering SPU, and new/current students.
Carlie Curlee Carlie Curlee, Senior Student Financial Services Counselor
   
  Serving students with last names beginning A-D
Email: carlie@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2007
Education: B.A. in Intercultural Studies; Hope International University, 2005.
Other: Loves: My darling husband and collection of animals (2 dogs, 3 cats), photography, coffee (also deemed a necessity in my life), & traveling the world. This heart of mine was made to travel.
Whitney Forck Whitney Forck, Student Financial Services Counselor II
   
  Serving students with last names beginning Fe-La
Email: whitney@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2003
Education: B.A. in Communication; Pacific Lutheran University, 2003.
M.Ed. in Education; Seattle Pacific University, 2013
Other: Prior role in SFS: SFS Representative, Program Manager of Grants and Scholarships
Strong love of Mexican food and anything Disney!
Barbara Davisson Barbara Davisson, Student Financial Services Counselor
   
  Serving students with last names beginning Lb-Re
Email: barbara@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2012
Education: A.S. in Computer Applications; Sierra College, 1998.
Other: Previous financial aid experience: Counselor; Technician/Office Assistant
Rondi Bard Rondi Bard, Student Financial Services Counselor
   
  Serving students with last names beginning Rf-Z
Email: rondi@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2011
Education: B.A. in Communication; Pacific Lutheran University, 2010.

SFS Coordinators
  • Initial point of contact for all questions regarding financial aid, student accounts, and student employment at SPU.
  • Help families navigate how to pay for SPU; help explain the FAFSA/financial aid process, costs, and payment options.
  • Specialize in programs and processes such as payment plans, third party billing, employer reimbursement and tuition discounts.
Kevin McKinney Kevin McKinney, Senior Student Financial Services Coordinator
   
Email: mckink4@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2009
Education: B.A. in Business Management; Seattle Pacific University, 1988.
Alicia Shocki Alicia Shocki, Student Financial Services Coordinator II
   
Email: shockian@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2008
Education: B.A. in Business Administration; Montreat College, 2008
   
Alli Staples Alli Staples, Student Financial Services Coordinator
   
Email: astaples@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2014
Education: B.A. in Psychology and Sociology; Seattle Pacific University, 2012.

Student Employment
  • Manages state and federal work study programs.
  • Confirms and monitors students' eligibility.
  • Tracks and reconciles program funding.
Danielle Richmond Danielle Richmond, Student Employment Coordinator
   
Email: dani@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2007
Education: B.A. in Christian Theology; Seattle Pacific University, 2010.

Student Financial Services Programs

  • Trains SFS Coordinators and other frontline customer service representatives.
  • Manages student account programs needing special attention, such as financial aid for students studying abroad.
  • Liaison to resolve unique student account issues (Registration, Parking, Health Services, Athletics, Housing, 529 Plans).
Donna Mclynne Donna McLynne, Assistant Director for Student Financial Services Programs
   
Email: dmclynne@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 1993
Education: B.A. in Cultural Anthropology; University of Washington, 1992.

Loans and Collections Team

  • Process Stafford, Grad PLUS, PLUS, and alternative loans; liaison with the lenders.
  • Provide Perkins, Nursing, and SPU Institutional loan documents, and repayment assistance.
  • Pursue collection of delinquent Perkins, Nursing and SPU Institutional loans and student accounts.
Debbie Bristol Debbie Bristol, Assistant Director of Student Loans and Collections
   
Email: bristd@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2002
Education: B.A. in History; Seattle Pacific University, 1976.
Other: Prior role in SFS: Perkins Loan and Collections Manager.
Eric Trulson Eric Trulson, Student Loan Coordinator II
   
Email: trulse@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2008
Education: B.A. in Psychology; Western Washington University, 2006.
   
Cindy Simpson Cindy Simpson, Student Loan Coordinator
   
Email: simpsonc@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2010
Education: B.A. in English; Western Washington University, 1990
Other: Has worked in higher education since 1993.
Loves: I am completely blessed by my amazing husband and our two incredible children!
Holly West Holly West, Loans and Collections Coordinator
   
Email: westh1@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2012
Education: A.A.; Northwest University, 1998. Certificate of Christian Studies; Northwest University, 1999.
Other: Loves: There is nothing more important to me than spending time with my wonderful husband and our two precious children. I am truly blessed!

Operations Support Team

  • Responsible for the technical and reporting needs of the office.
  • Responsible for communications and file management coordination.
Cory Cooper Cory Cooper, Assistant Director for Operations
   
Email: ccooper@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 1998-2000, 2008
Education: B.A. in Psychology; Judson University, 1998.
Other: Prior roles in SFS: Counselor, Computer Services Manager.
John Middeljans John Middeljans, Computer Services Manager II
   
Email: jmiddeljans@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2011
Education: B.A. in History, English, and Education; Calvin College, 1993.
Other: Prior role in SFS: Operations Coordinator.
Jenn Carreto Jenn Carreto, Operations Coordinator
   
Email: carretoj@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2012
Education: B.A. in Sociology, B.A. in Writing; Johns Hopkins University, 2006.
 





Last Updated: 10/2/2014



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