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Theresa Y. Godinez
Financial Aid Counselor


303-556-8593



finaid@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
130

Office Hours:

Walk-ins:

  • Wednesday 8:00am - 12:30pm

Appointments:

  • Monday 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Tuesday 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Thursday 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Schedule an appointment online!

Campus Box Number:
2


Directory Profile

Bio:

My financial aid career began, as many do, as a student employee in the office of Metro State some 20 years ago.

I came to MSU Denver as a first generation college student and could not have made a better decision. MSU Denver was a perfect fit for me and to this day, still is.

I graduated from Metro with a BS in CJC in 1992 – and NO dinosaurs were not roaming the earth then.

I love MSU Denver and the students who attend here.

During my time as a financial aid professional, I have seen numerous changes both at the federal, state and institutional level. All of which have proved to be challenging and exciting at the same time. I know my role is to make the financial process accessible for all students. To help them navigate successfully through what can (in most instances) be perceived as a complicated myriad of rules and goobldygoop!!

I suppose with that said, my true gratification within this profession comes from helping students from all walks of life work to achieve their educational goals. Financial aid is a means to that end. After some twenty years as a financial aid professional, I continue to enjoy my work. That, in itself, is truly a wonderful thing!!



Jessica Kirkpatrick
Financial Aid Counselor


303-556-8593



finaid@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
130

Office Hours:

Appointments:

  • Thursday 8:00am - 12:30pm

Schedule an appointment online!

Campus Box Number:
2


Directory Profile



Caly Hedlund
Financial Aid Counselor


303-556-8593



finaid@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
130

Office Hours:

Walk-ins:

  • Tuesday 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Thursday 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Friday 8:00am - 12:30pm

Appointments:

  • Tuesday 8:00 - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Schedule an appointment online!

Campus Box Number:
2


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello, my name is Caly Hedlund and I am new to the Roadrunner team at Metro State University! I have worked in financial aid for a total of 4 years. I got my start as a work-study at Colorado Mesa University while pursing my bachelor's degree in Psychology. My favorite part of my job is helping students better understand the financial aid process so that they can feel empowered about their financial decision!



Heather Messer
Financial Aid Counselor


303-556-8593



finaid@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
130

Office Hours:

Walk-ins:

  • Monday 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Wednesday 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Friday 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Appointments:

  • Monday 12:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Wednesday 8:00am - 12:30pm

Schedule an appointment online!

Campus Box Number:
2


Directory Profile

Bio:

My financial aid career began in 2010 as a first generation college student where I used federal work study within the financial aid office to help me afford college on my own. After graduation, I spent almost 3 years in the non-profit world where I worked at a drop-in center for homeless youth just off of the campus of The Ohio State University (OSU). When I returned to Financial Aid, I spent 3 years at OSU until I relocated to Denver in January 2019.

 I am passionate about giving students the tools and education they need to succeed as a college student but also equip them with the knowledge to make the best financial choice for them. I pride myself on my diverse background of working with various special populations so no question or scenario is too complex for us to handle together. Whether it’s with me or one of my coworkers, make an appointment & put yourself in the driver seat of your college experience!



Kelly Findley
Scholarship Counselor


303-556-8593



finaid@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
130

Office Hours:

Walk-ins:

  • Thursday 8:00am - 12:30pm

Campus Box Number:
2


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello, my name is Kelly Findley. I started working in financial aid right after I graduated from CU-Boulder, and began working at MSU Denver in the Scholarships area in 2016. I am really happy to be working here because I love the diversity of the students and staff, and the goals and missions of the University.



Evan Van Sant
Scholarship Counselor


303-556-8593



finaid@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
130

Office Hours:

Walk-ins:

  • Monday 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Campus Box Number:
2


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hello, my name is Evan Van Sant. I have worked in the financial aid office for 5 years and I am an MSU Denver graduate. I enjoy helping students understand the financial aid process.



Jake Beaudrie
Scholarship Counselor


303-556-8593



finaid@msudenver.edu

Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
JSSB

Office Number:
130

Office Hours:

Walk-ins:

  • Tuesday 8:00am - 12:30pm

Campus Box Number:
2


Directory Profile

Bio:

Hi, I’m Jake Beaudrie. I’ve been in student financial aid for 17 years. I enjoy working in scholarships because I have an acute and positive effect on my community every day I come to work and that is invaluable to me. My spare time is spent riding mountain bikes and playing music. 




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