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Student Financials

Toron Ballard

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Financial Services
The Student Finance/Revenue Department is directed by the Associate Vice Chancellor and has the support of six staff.  The department areas of responsibility include:

  • Management and administration of federal and state aid programs and student accounts receivable
  • Financial Aid program compliance
  • Oversight for direct student loan program
  • Preparation of  IPEDS , DOE and HLC  reports
  • Processing of student refunds
  • Student Payment plan administration
  • Manage third party  contracts (e.g., collections, payment plans)
  • Generating 1098-T (student tuition statements)
Our knowledgeable staff is available to help answer your questions.  Please contact one of the staff members below for further assistance or contact us via E-mail using the link to the right.​​

Faculty & Staff


​Name ​Title ​Phone Number
​Aretha Tharps ​District Director ​(312)553-2560   

Kiana Merritt Associate Director​ (312)553-2740  

Celestine Johnson​ Loan Default Manager

​Leticia Garcia ​Financial Aid Analyst ​(312)553-3480   

​Sana Waris ​Financial Aid Analyst ​(312)553-2810   

​Sharina Porter ​Financial Aid Analyst ​(312)553-3312

Contact Information

(312) 553-2902
(312) 553-2890
226 West Jackson Blvd.
11th floor
Chicago, IL 60606
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8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday