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About Us

The Financial Aid & Scholarship Department provides financial assistance and guidance in a caring and compassionate manner through appropriate communication and learning activities that will empower our students to fulfill their academic aspirations. As members of the university community, we collaborate with other campus departments and the community to provide outreach and access services, scholarship resources and educational work experiences to our student population. We will strive to teach responsibility through loan counseling and financial management workshops, while requiring satisfactory academic progress to promote responsible citizenship.

Lili Vidal

Lili Vidal, Director

Lili Vidal provides vision and direction to a large department that serves more than 27,000 students by providing and coordinating more than $300 million in financial funding to support student enrollment and graduation. She advocates for students’ needs on a local, state and national level and is responsible for compliance with numerous federal, state and institutional regulations, directives and policies. She values collaborative relationships with colleagues and promoting student success and ongoing funding.

Ms. Vidal began her career at UCLA where she received her bachelor’s degree in English and developed a literacy program that involved fellow students, alumni and older LAUSD volunteers. She began her CSUN career in 1986 as a scholarship coordinator and went on to hold various positions in the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department, leading to her position as Director in 2006. She received her master’s from the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at CSUN.

Linda Brignoni

Linda Brignoni, Senior Associate Director

Linda Brignoni’s primary responsibilities include serving as the second in command to the director of the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department and overseeing the day-to-day office operations. She works closely with the director in developing, interpreting and implementing policies to provide efficient and effective delivery of financial aid. In addition, Ms. Brignoni provides leadership and guidance to the Scholarship, Technical, Work-Study and Systems units. Brignoni has more than 25 years of experience in the financial aid field as well as education-related experience in the nonprofit and private sector. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology: counseling and interviewing and master's degree in foundations of education from CSUN.

Armenka Khashmanyan

Armenka Khashmanyan, Associate Director
Student Relations and Financial Literacy

Armenka Khashmanyan provides leadership and guidance to the counseling and customer service units in all aspects of determining financial aid eligibility and communicating complex financial aid information to students and the CSUN community. She has 20 years of experience in the financial aid field both in the private sector and public postsecondary education. She earned her bachelor’s degree in French from CSUN and has served as assistant director of the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department since 2009.

Staff Directory

Gregorio Alcantar, Financial Aid Counselor

Jesus R. Alvarez, Financial Aid Representative

Elizabeth Arias, Athletic Financial Aid Coordinator

Charnae V. Bailey, Financial Aid Counselor

Jayne Ponce Calucag, File Center Assistant

Josefina Carbajal, Work-Study Manager

Veronica Corona-Popovic, Scholarship Coordinator

Yvonne L. David, Assistant to the Director

Emily C. Fitch, Specialized Operations Coordinator

Krista L. Groce, Senior Financial Aid Functional Analyst

Denise L. Hansford, Compliance Officer

Mitchell V. Lieu, Information Technology Consultant

Kathi Maki, Scholarship Assistant

Domenica Majalca, Financial Aid Counselor

Thomas E. Maki, Information Technology Consultant

Esteffi Marquez, Scholarship Program Assistant

Surinder K. Matharu, Financial Aid Representative

Diana Medina, Financial Aid Counselor

Ashley M. Mejia, Financial Aid Representative

Beatriz Mendoza, Customer Service Supervisor and Counselor

Marian Nobleza, Accounting Specialist

Alain B. Resurreccion, LAN Administrator

Mae A. Rhoades, Financial Aid Representative

Guadalupe S. Roth, Loan Technician

Mariana T. Saavedra, Grant Technician

Laura A. Santa Cruz, Financial Aid Representative

Tsubura Caroline Talactac, Financial Aid Functional Analyst

Tricia L. Troutt, Loan Technician

Mayra Gonzalez,  Financial Aid Counselor

Contact Information

Financial Aid & Scholarship Department
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8307

1-818-677-4085 Financial Aid
(818) 677-4907 Scholarships
(818) 677-2373 Work-Study
(818) 677-4958 TDD

Location and Hours

The Financial Aid & Scholarship Department is located on the first floor of Bayramian Hall, west of the Oviatt Library.


Monday and Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Counseling Hours

Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Visits with a financial aid counselor are limited to 15 minutes and require a referral slip from the first-floor financial aid window. Please have your questions ready.

Please be in line at least 30 minutes before closing; hours are subject to change.

Holiday Closures

Memorial Day – 05/25/15