Aurora University

Meet the Staff

We are located in Eckhart Hall, Room 205.
Phone: 630-844-6190 or 800-742-5281
Email: finaid@aurora.edu
Fax: 630-844-6191

Office of Financial Aid Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office for seasonal hours.

 

Heather Granart
Heather Granart

Dean of Student Financial Services Phone: 630-844-6190
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
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

Jenny Becker
Jenny Becker

Student Financial Services Counselor Phone: 630-844-6556
Email: jbecker@aurora.eduI advise: Aurora Campus undergraduate students.Education:
BA, Applied Behavioral Science, National Louis University
Financial Aid Advice: The financial aid process can feel a little like a matrix at times, and our office is here to help you through it. Ask us when you have questions. We are your best resource.Financial Aid Experience: Since October, 2011

Kirsten Day
Kirsten Day

Assistant Director of Financial Aid Phone: 630-844-6533
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

Manager of Online Enrollment Processes Phone: 630-947-8921
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

Student Financial Services Counselor Phone: 630-844-5141
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

Lindsay Janssen
Lindsay Janssen

Associate Director of Financial Aid Phone: 630-844-4916
Email: ljanssen@aurora.eduI advise: Aurora undergraduate students, as well as all of our George Williams College and Woodstock Center students (both undergraduate and graduate).I also advise all of our Veteran students (both undergraduate and graduate) and process VA benefits.Education:
BS, Business Administration, Aurora University
Financial Aid Experience: Since April, 2007

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

Katie O'Connor
Katie O'Connor

Student Financial Services Counselor Phone: 630-844-4948
Email: koconnor@aurora.eduI work: with various offices on campus to process and monitor specific populations such as RA Awards, Dunham Scholars, Music and Theatre Scholarships, Dunham Nursing Scholarships, Tuition Assistance for AU Employees/Dependents, and Outside Scholarships.Education:
BA, Double Major: Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Dayton
Financial Aid Advice: Complete your FAFSA as close as possible to October 1st each year to avoid missing important deadlines for state and federal financial aid.Financial Aid Experience: Since December, 2002

David Rabadan
David Rabadan

Student, Financial Services Counselor Phone: 630-947-8929
Email: drabadan@aurora.eduI advise: All online students.Education:
BA, Hospitality Management, Robert Morris University
Financial Aid Advice: Please let our office know if your enrollment hours change, as this could have an impact on your financial aid.Financial Aid Experience: Since May, 2015

Amy Rieger
Amy Rieger

Financial Aid Spartan Fellow Phone: 630-844-6190
Email: arieger@aurora.eduI provide: assistance to students and parents regarding the financial aid process and document completion.Education:
BA, Communication, Aurora University
Financial Aid Advice: Stay on top of deadlines to be sure all of your documents and tasks are completed on time.Financial Aid Experience: Since March, 2018

Thomas Robinson
Thomas Robinson

Student Financial Services Counselor Phone: 630-947-8910
Email: trobinson@aurora.eduI advise: Aurora Campus Graduate students and Off-Campus Graduate Education Cohort students.Education:
AAS, Accounting, Triton College; BS, Management, National Louis University
Financial Aid Advice: We are here to help. Please ask any and all questions so that you make informed decisions regarding your financial aid.Financial Aid Experience: Since September, 2006

Greg Sundstrom
Greg Sundstrom

Financial Aid Loan Processor Phone: 630-844-7520
Email: gsundstrom@aurora.eduI process: the Title IV loan funding, Parent Plus and Private Loans.Education:
BA, Applied Behavioral Science, National Louis University
Financial Aid Advice: Knowledge of the Financial Aid process is key to a student’s success in financing their education. It becomes easier to navigate if you read the forms thoroughly and ask questions in order to understand everything that it has to offer.Financial Aid Experience: Since October, 2011

Dianne Zmolek
Dianne Zmolek

Financial Aid Student Compliance Counselor Phone: 630-844-6505
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