Student Financial Advising Services and Staff

Our Services

One-on-one Appointments

We offer one-on-one appointments with a financial advisor to help you understand the costs of an NIU education and how your financial aid applies to those costs. We will work with you to develop a multi-year financial plan.

Schedule your appointment now or email with your questions.

GradReady Learning Modules

  • Build a budget.
  • Learn about loan repayment.
  • Supplement your learning skills.
  • Prepare for the future with real-world financial information.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals

Need help with your Satisfactory Academic Progress appeal? Our financial advisors can help you navigate this process.

Understanding Loans

Our financial advisors and the GradReady learning modules can increase your understanding about loans.


Need a presentation for your student organization or UNIV class? Request a presentation at

In your email request please include:

  • Date(s) you are requesting.
  • Time(s) available.
  • Allocated time for presentation (length).
  • Target audience (who this presentation will be for — e.g. students, parents, students and parents, incoming freshman, transfer, various levels, etc.).

Our Staff

Anne Hardy
Director of Scholarships and Student Financial Advising Services

Angie Gutiérrez-Vargas
Financial Advisor
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Jon Miller
Financial Advisor

Jorie O’Brien
Financial Advisor

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