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Welcome Message from the Financial Literacy Coordinator

Veronica Medina

Welcome to our HOWL Program!

I am honored to be part of the CSUSB Family.  My name is Veronica Medina, I come with over 16-years of experience in the Financial Aid field, both in the Private and CSU system.  I am a first generation student being the oldest and the first in my family attending college was not easy.  I had to explain to my parents what Financial Aid was and why their support was needed.  With no knowledge or experience this was a very difficult task to accomplish.  This is how my career and passion in Financial Aid started.  When I enrolled in school back in the 90’s, I didn’t know how to explain to my parents what I needed nor what they were required to help me with.  But when I entered my Financial Aid Advisors office and saw how my Advisor took the time to explain every detail to my parents and help them understand what Financial Aid was all about, it made me realize that one day, I would want to sit on the other side of the desk and help students the way she helped me.  I am committed to assist you in understanding your financial responsibilities while in school, and will provide you with resources that you will use upon completion of your degree.  While we work together, I will provide you with a roadmap that will provide a great foundation of steps to begin your financial adulthood.  I want your experience to be exactly like my experience.  I am dedicated to helping and assisting you through this process and know that with my experience and dedication we will make this dream come true.  I want you to understand and know that I am here for you!  Your college experience should be welcoming, fun, and a wonderful journey.