Meet the Staff

Location

Eckhart Hall, Room 324
Phone: 630-844-6190 or 800-742-5281
Email: finaid@aurora.edu
Fax: 630-844-6191

Office of Financial Aid Hours

Standard Hours
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer Terms
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Extended Hours
The week prior to and the first week of each semester:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

 

Heather Granart
Heather Granart

Associate Vice President of Student Financial Services Phone: 630-844-6190
Text: 630-343-1940
Email: hgranart@aurora.eduEducation:
BA, Psychology, Aurora University
MS, Public Service Management, DePaul University
Financial Aid Experience: Since July, 1989

Tasha Campbell
Tasha Campbell

Director of Financial Aid Phone: 630-844-3684
Text: 630-343-6835
Email: tashcamp@aurora.eduI advise: Aurora Campus undergraduate students.Education:
BA, Communication, Western Illinois University
MA, Public Administration, Keller Graduate School of Management
Financial Aid Advice: If your family has experienced a significant life change (loss of income/benefits, separation/divorce, major medical expenses) that is different than your FAFSA information, you can complete a Special Circumstance Form. The Special Circumstance and Dependency Committee meets weekly to review SPC requests. Please pay attention to the different documents that you will need to submit for the given situation.Financial Aid Experience: Since January, 2007

Kirsten Day
Kirsten Day

Associate Director of Financial Aid Phone: 630-844-6533
Text: 630-343-6842
Email: kmday@aurora.eduI advise: Aurora Campus undergraduate students.Education:
BS, Mathematics with Secondary Education, Aurora University
MBA, Leadership Concentration, Aurora University
Financial Aid Advice: Turn in your financial aid documents as soon as possible. You can view the items that are missing on WebAdvisor.Financial Aid Experience: Since May, 2014

Jennifer Everhart
Jennifer Everhart

Director of Online Enrollment Phone: 630-947-8921
Text: 630-343-1956
Email: jeverhart@aurora.eduI advise: All online students.Education:
BS, General Studies, Northern Illinois University
MBA, Leadership Concentration, Aurora University
Financial Aid Advice: If you have questions or concerns, please ask!Financial Aid Experience: Since May, 2008

Jennifer Hernandez
Jennifer Hernandez

Senior Student Financial Services Counselor Phone: 630-844-5141
Text: 630-343-0611
Email: jhernandez@aurora.eduI advise: Aurora campus undergraduate students.Education:
BA, Psychology, Northern Illinois University
M.Ad.Ed., National-Louis University
Financial Aid Advice: Participating in the Federal Work-study Program is a great way for students with financial need to earn a paycheck to help pay for college expenses, while gaining relevant work experience.Financial Aid Experience: Since November, 2010

Russell McNab
Russell McNab

Financial Aid Counselor Phone: 630-947-8910
Email: rmcnab@aurora.eduEducation:
BA, Physics, Augustana College
Financial Aid Advice: Be sure to check your email and self-service account regularly, so you don't miss any additional requests or deadlines.

RosaAna Nunez

Financial Aid Assistant Phone: 630-844-7821
Email: rnunez@aurora.eduI provide: customer service to everyone by answering phone calls and responding to emails with any questions that you may have.Education:
Massage Therapist, 1st Choice International
Financial Aid Advice: Please be sure to have your photo ID with you when discussing specific financial aid information or when dropping off any paperwork.Financial Aid Experience: Since August, 2011

Megan O'Bryan
Megan O'Bryan

Senior Student Financial Services Counselor Phone: 630-844-7520
Text: 630-538-7782
Email: mobryan@aurora.eduI advise: Aurora Campus undergraduate students.Education:
BA, Corporate/Organizational Communication Studies, Northern Illinois University
Financial Aid Advice: Complete your FAFSA as soon as possible and don't hesitate to ever reach out with any questions you may have.Financial Aid Experience: Since May, 2018

Dianne Zmolek
Dianne Zmolek

Student Financial Services Counselor Phone: 630-844-6505
Text: 630-343-1937
Email: dzmolek@aurora.eduEducation:
AAS, Early Childhood, Waubonsee Community College
BS, Elementary Education, Aurora University
Financial Aid Advice: Borrow wisely - borrow only what you need to cover your costs.Financial Aid Experience: Since July, 1988