The CSUN Financial Aid and Scholarship Department promotes access to higher education by delivering accurate funding to eligible students in a timely manner. As we fulfill this mission, we educate students through outreach and counseling about life-skills and how to access and manage resources. We support students with empathy and encourage civic responsibility, accountability, and financial well-being from a holistic approach.
Through our work we express the following values: respect, fairness, flexibility, integrity, patience, empathy, tolerance, inclusion and sustainability.
Linda Brignoni’s primary responsibilities include serving as interim director of the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department and overseeing the day-to-day office operations. She works closely in developing, interpreting and implementing policies to provide efficient and effective delivery of financial aid. In addition, Ms. Brignoni provides leadership and guidance to the Scholarship, Technical, Work-Study and Systems units. Brignoni has more than 25 years of experience in the financial aid field as well as education-related experience in the nonprofit and private sector. She earned her bachelor's degree in sociology: counseling and interviewing and master's degree in foundations of education from CSUN.
Beatriz Mendoza, Associate Director
Beatriz Mendoza provides leadership and strategic direction to the Counseling and Customer Service units. She has over 19 years of experience working in Student Services. Beatriz has worked for the past 11 years in the financial aid field. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Sociology with specialization in computing from the University of California, Los Angeles.