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Financial Aid

Meet the Staff

Chuck Walz

Chuck Walz, director: Chuck has over 23 years of experience as a financial aid and enrollment professional. He is the direct supervisor of the financial aid staff, manages the budget, ensures federal, state and institutional compliance, and oversees the technology and data management used in financial aid processing. Originally from the Midwest, he has a Chilean-American background and is bilingual English/Spanish. cwalz@ndnu.edu

I Chen

I Chen, associate director: I Chen has over 16 years of experience in higher education working as student finance administrator, assistant registrar, and instructor. Her passion lies in assisting students to succeed no matter what their academic, cultural, or ethnic backgrounds. I is originally from Taiwan and is trilingual Chinese/English/Spanish. ichen@ndnu.edu

Rachel Shanley

Rachel Shanley, loan counselor: Rachel is the loan counselor in the Office of Financial Aid, in which she processes the origination, disbursement, and reconciliation of all direct loans. In addition, she works with alternative loans, so if you have any questions about student loans, she can help you. Originally from Campbell, California, Rachel attended college in Boston, Massachusetts, and is now happy to be back in the Bay Area. rshanley@ndnu.edu

Sushini Chand

Sushini Chand, financial aid counselor: Sushini began her career in the fiscal management sector, working both domestically and internationally. After several years, she discovered her passion to help students achieve their educational goals. Sushini transitioned into the higher education sector nearly five years ago and has provided counseling to numerous college students. At NDNU, Sushini will focus on Cal Grants, packaging, and scholarships. Born in Fiji, Sushini resides in the Bay Area and is fluent in English and Hindi. schand@ndnu.edu

Alison Bell

Alison Bell, information officer: As the information officer, Alison will be your first point of contact for the Office of Financial Aid. Alison will assist in guiding students to the appropriate resources for their financial needs. Alison has over 10 years of experience working in education ranging from a classroom teacher to a high school guidance counselor. Originally from the Bay Area, Alison is fluent in American Sign Language and English. abell@ndnu.edu

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