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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.

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.


Staff Directory

Alain Resurreccion, Communications & Systems Specialist

Alejandra Fregozo, Campus Scholarships Coordinator

Alejandro A. Mercado, Academic Works Coordinator

Andrea Bernal, Financial Aid Counselor, EOP & DREAM

Armenka Khashmanyan, FA Eligibility Specialist (EH)

Beatriz Mendoza, Customer Service Supervisor and Counselor

Bianca Lorona, Financial Aid Representative

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, State/Institutional Compliance

Elizabeth Arias, Athletic Financial Aid Coordinator

Emily C. Fitch, FA Grad & Retention Specialist

Gregorio Alcantar, Financial Aid Counselor

Guadalupe S. Roth, Loan Technician

Irina Maraminskaya, Specialized Ops Coordinator

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

Minnie Low, Scholarship Program Assistant, Internal Programs

Mitchell V. Lieu, Imaging and Systems Security Coordinator

Pamela Zapata,  Financial Aid Representative

Sonya Adlersberg, Financial Aid Counselor

Sose Khachikyan, Specialized Operations Coordinator 

Surinder K. Matharu, Financial Aid Representative

Tsubura Caroline Talactac, Sr. Financial Aid Functional Analyst

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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