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Financial Aid: Where, How and Who to Call

We recommend trying to contact your campus counselor first. Your counselor will be able to assist you with any questions you have about your financial aid award and process.

Contact us
Main phone line: 616-732-1130*  
Toll free: 866-774-0004
Fax: 616-732-1141
Dept. email:
Your Financial Aid Counseling Team: Available to talk with you


student population



David DeBoer   Executive Director of Financial Aid 1132 
Amanda Powe All Warren and Online A - BL Financial Aid Counselor 4035
Jay Clausen Lettinga A - BE Assistant Director Financial Aid 3733
[open] All Traverse City and Online BO - BU Assistant Director Financial Aid 1129
Gretchen Wilson All Grand Rapids Downtown, Lettinga BF - EZ, and Online BV - CR Financial Aid Counselor 3736
Island Ellerby Lansing A - K and Online CS - GZ Financial Aid Counselor 8218
Jamie Bryant Lettinga F - JU and Online H - JA Financial Aid Counselor 3727
Cameo Castle Lettinga JV - NI and Online JB - KO Senior Financial Aid Counselor 3729
Jill Saunders All Holland and Lettinga NJ - RO Financial Aid Counselor 3738
Lisa Young All Livonia, All Wayne CC, All Macomb CC, All Schoolcraft CC, and Online KP - PH Senior Financial Aid Counselor 2821
Lori Russell Lettinga RP - WD and Online PI - RZ Senior Financial Aid Counselor 3728
Richard Baker Lettinga WE - Z Assistant Director Financial Aid


Ron Martin Lansing L - Z and Online S - VA Financial Aid Counselor  8217
Wendy Stephens All Flint, All Kalamazoo, All Midland, All Saginaw, and Online VB - Z Financial Aid Counselor


Financial Aid Compliance Team:




Leah Aalderink Director of University Compliance 3732
Patricia Finerty Assistant Director Financial Aid 1127
Karin Vorenkamp Assistant Director Financial Aid 3735
Heather Wieber Compliance Coordinator 3731





Daniel Wait  Director of Financial Aid Systems
Jean Balcer   Assistant Director Financial Aid 
 Mark Curtis  Financial Aid Systems Specialist