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Student Financial Services Staff

Our primary mission is to help students and their families identify and apply for appropriate financial resources to help pay for educational and living expenses they will incur while attending Avila University. Our staff members serve as advisors, problem-solvers and educators to those needing financial assistance.

Our Personnel

  • Shelby Brennon

    Accounts Receivable Specialist
    Phone: 816-501-3735

  • Paul Gordon

    Director of Student Financial Services
    Phone: 816-501-3782

  • Deborah King

    Assistant Director of Student Financial Services
    Phone: 816-501-3796

  • Maggie Lambi

    Federal Perkins Loan Coordinator/AR Collections
    Phone: 816-501-3741

  • Paula Tarwater

    Student Financial Services Coordinator/VA Certifying Official
    Phone: 816-501-3781

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