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About Us

Mission Statement
The CSUN Financial Aid and Scholarship Department promotes access to higher education by delivering accurate funding to eligible students in a timely manner. As we fulfill this mission, we educate students through outreach and counseling about life-skills and how to access and manage resources.  We support students with empathy and encourage civic responsibility, accountability, and financial well-being from a holistic approach.

Through our work we express the following values: respect, fairness, flexibility, integrity, patience, empathy, tolerance, inclusion and sustainability.

Linda BrignoniLinda Brignoni, Director

Linda Brignoni’s primary responsibilities include serving as interim director of the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department and overseeing the day-to-day office operations. She works closely 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.

Beatriz Mendoza  Beatriz Mendoza, Associate Director

 Beatriz Mendoza provides leadership and strategic direction to the Counseling and Customer Service units. She has over 19 years of experience working in Student Services. Beatriz has worked for the past 11 years in the financial aid  field.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with specialization in computing from the University of California, Los Angeles.



Staff Directory

Alain Resurreccion, Communications & Systems Specialist

Alejandra Fregozo, Campus Scholarships Coordinator

Alejandro A. Mercado, Academic Works Coordinator

Andrea Bernal, FA Module System Specialist

Armenka Khashmanyan, FA Eligibility Specialist (EH)

Beatriz Mendoza, Customer Service Supervisor and Counselor

Bianca Lorona, Specialized Ops Coordinator

Boris Blanco, Financial Aid Representative

Charnae V. Bailey, Financial Aid Counselor

Courtney Newman, Financial Aid Counselor

Denise L. Hansford, Compliance Officer

Diana Medina, FA Counselor/FWS Coordinator

Domenica Majalca, Financial Aid Counselor/Customer Service Lead

Elizabeth Arias, Athletic Financial Aid Coordinator

Emily C. Fitch, FA Grad & Retention Specialist

Irina Maraminskaya, Loan Technician

Jasvelyn Pina, Financial Aid Representative

Jayne Ponce Calucag, File Center Assistant

Jesus R. Alvarez, Financial Aid Representative

Kathryn Vanegas, Assistant to the Director/Office Manager

Laura A. Santa Cruz, Financial Aid Representative

Mae A. Rhoades, Financial Aid Representative

Margie Ronquillo, Financial Aid Functional Analyst

Mariana T. Saavedra, Grant Technician

Mayra Aurell, Financial Aid Counselor

Mayra Gonzalez,  Financial Aid Counselor/Academic Grants Coordinator

Minnie Low, Scholarship Program Assistant, Internal Programs

Mitchell V. Lieu, Imaging and Systems Security Coordinator

Pamela Zapata,  Financial Aid Representative

Sara Aquino, Scholarship Technician

Sarah Perez, Financial Aid Counselor

Sonya Adlersberg, Financial Aid Counselor

Surinder K. Matharu, Financial Aid Representative

Tsubura Caroline Talactac, Senior Specialist, Financial Aid Systems

Contact Information

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

1.818.677.4085 Financial Aid
1.818.677.4907 Scholarships
1.818.677.2373 Work-Study

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