Financial Aid

At Olive-Harvey College, the Financial Aid Office works closely with students and families to provide financial assistance in the form of grants, loans, and work-study from federal and state resources. The Financial Aid Office is your guide and resource to making college affordable.         

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at, is used to apply for federal, state, and college-based financial aid.
You should complete your FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1st (for the following school year) in order to maximize your award eligibility.?
Applying early for financial assistance is the key to unlocking the resources you may need, as some aid operates on a first-come, first-served basis.         

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Remote Financial Aid services are available to assist you via .      

You can also contact the Olive-Harvey Financial Aid Office via email at or leave us a voicemail at (773) 291-6180 and we will follow up with you typically within one business day if not sooner.
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Faculty and Staff

Name Title Phone Number Email Address
Gabriela Cruz Executive Director of Student Financial Services (773) 291-6568
Ivonne Del Olmo Assistant Director of Student Financial Services (773) 291-6275
Patricia Martin Financial Aid Advisor II / Work-Study Coordinator & VA Certifying Official (773) 291-6387
Veronica Upshire Financial Aid Advisor I (773) 291-6374
Nicole Carter Financial Aid Advisor I (773) 291-