Student Financial Services
Student Financial Services


SFS RESOURCES: hours, location, & contact information

Meet the Student Financial Services Staff


SFS Counselors | Program Managers | SFS Coordinators
Loans and Collections Team | Operations Support Team

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

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, tuition discounts and study tours.
Donna Mclynne Donna McLynne, Senior Associate Director for Student Accounts
   
Email: dmclynne@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 1993
Education: B.A. in Cultural Anthropology; University of Washington, 1992.
Megan Bartsch Megan Bartsch, Student Financial Services Coordinator
   
Email: meganbartsch@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2011
Education: B.A. in English Literature; Seattle Pacific University, 2009.
   
Elisabeth H Elisabeth Heerema, Student Financial Services Coordinator
   
Email: heeree@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2013
Education: B.A. in English Literature; Seattle Pacific University, 2005.
   
Kevin McKinney Kevin McKinney, Student Financial Services Coordinator
   
Email: mckink4@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2009
Education: B.A. in Business Management; Seattle Pacific University, 1988.
Stacia Schienbein Cassandra Sanchez, Student Financial Services Coordinator
   
Email: sanchezc@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2013
Education: B.A. in Cross-Cultural Studies; Simpson University, 2009
Other: Fun facts—Iím a California native, born and raised. Iíve watched all 10 seasons of Friends at least 5 times (no shame). Iíve traveled to 8 countries and married a Bolivian (my college sweetheart). I love crafting, thrifting, and making jewelry, and would positively identify myself as a coffee snob!
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
   

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.
Gloria Rizo Gloria Rizo, Assistant Director of SFS Counseling and Student Employment
   
  Serving students with last names beginning E-Fl
Email: gloriar@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 1996
Education: English translation; Universidad Centroamericana, attended 1989–1991.
Other: Prior roles in SFS: Third-party Billing and Student Loan Coordinator.
Rondi Bard Rondi Bard, Student Financial Services Counselor
   
  Serving students with last names beginning Rj-Z
Email: rondi@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2011
Education: B.A. in Communication; Pacific Lutheran University, 2010.
Carlie Curlee Carlie Curlee, Senior Student Financial Services Counselor
   
  Serving students with last names beginning A-D
Email: curleec@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.
Barbara Davisson Barbara Davisson, Student Financial Services Counselor
   
  Serving students with last names beginning Lf-Ri
Email: davissonb@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2012
Education: A.S. in Computer Applications; Sierra College, 1998.
Other: Previous financial aid experience: Counselor; Technician/Office Assistant
Whitney Forck Whitney Forck, Student Financial Services Counselor II
   
  Serving students with last names beginning Fm-Le
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!

Program Managers
Specialize in the administration of specific financial aid programs, including:
  • Confirm and monitor students' eligibility.
  • Track and reconcile program funding.
  • Communicate with organizations providing 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.
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.

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.
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!
Eric Trulson Eric Trulson, Student Loan Coordinator II
   
Email: trulse@spu.edu
Joined SFS: 2008
Education: B.A. in Psychology; Western Washington University, 2006.
   
Holly West Holly West, Student 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 very energetic son. 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.
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.
John Middeljans John Middeljans, Computer Services Manager
   
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.
 





Last Updated: 9/27/2013



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