By Angelina Jahn
The Grand Rapids Community College Cashier’s Office has recently changed its name to Student Financial Services.
According to the director, Jennifer Kowalski, the office felt as if “Cashier’s Office” didn’t encompass all of the services available through the department.
“We changed the name to Student Financial Services because we felt that name better represented the services our department offers, ” stated Kowalski, in an email to The Collegiate. “Having cashiers as the name had a certain connotation, that you could only make a payment in our office, when in fact we facilitate many other services and processes such as residency changes, payment plans (on past and present balances), refunds, return mail, and much more. It is our hope that the name Student Financial Services will better articulate the wide range of services we offer to students as it relates to their billing or financial account with GRCC. It is worth noting that Financial Aid is a separate office and is not part of Student Financial Services.”
The Student Financial Services office is available for appointments Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students may schedule an appointment by reaching out via phone, 616-234-4020, or by emailing StudentFinancials@grcc.edu. The office is currently located in room 347 of the Student Center on the Main Campus.