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Contact Our Team

Though our website contains valuable resources, our professional staff is available to help you with any questions or special situations that you may have. Staff members are trained to help with budgeting, loan repayment options and special circumstances that may arise in financing your education. We look forward to assisting you.

  • Schedule a call or virtual appointment with a Financial Aid Counselor
    • U of I students (current and newly admitted) — login to VandalStar> Go to My Success Network (or Services) tab> click ‘Schedule Appointment’ button. After you choose an appointment time, a member of our staff will assign a counselor for you to meet with and you will receive an email confirmation.
    • Parent/Prospective student — call 208-885-6312 or email to request an appointment. A member of our staff will schedule an advising appointment time and a counselor for you to meet with. You will receive an email confirmation for your appointment.
  • If we have requested documents from you
    • Go to VandalWeb as soon as possible to review what we need and submit your completed documents. This will help our office staff more quickly process your financial aid.

Contact Financial Aid Staff

School Year: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed to public from 8-9:30 a.m. for processing.

Summer Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed to public from 7:30-9:30 a.m. for processing.

Phone: 208-885-6312
Toll-free: 1-888-884-3246
Fax: 208-885-5592




Amanda Egland 
Yadira Estrada
Kelly Hall
Richard Harman
Susan Krick
Katie Perry
Kendra Rathbone
Adam Vandegrift

Office Staff

Randi Croyle

Administrative Assistant III
Valerie Hutchinson

Associate Directors
Meggie Cafferty
Cassie Smith
Daniel Carlos 

Job Location and Development
Gunnar Edwards

Josh Escusa

Systems Support — Assistant Director/Systems Coordinator
Paul Rumelhart

Business Analyst
Donald Pierce

Financial Education/BEAMS

Student Financial Aid Services

Physical Address:

Bruce M. Pitman Center
Room 101

709 Deakin Avenue
Moscow, ID 83844

Mailing Address:
Student Financial Aid Office
875 Perimeter Dr
MS 4291
Moscow, ID 83844-4291

Phone: 208-885-6312

Fax: 208-885-5592