You are here

Financial Aid

UA South Financial Aid Coordinators

University of Arizona South Financial Aid coordinators are located at each of our learning centers and are available to help you with understanding your financial aid, searching for scholarships, knowing the different types of aid and more. UA South Financial Aid coordinators are here to support you as you progress through your academic career.

For all other resources and information regarding Financial Aid, including Financial Aid Forms, Tools and more, please visit

Sierra Vista, Ft. Huachuca, Graduate Students

Michelle Menninger

Michelle Menninger

Assistant Director, Student Services

Michelle moved to Sierra Vista and joined the UA South Student Services team in 2008. She completed her MEd. in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2011. She is passionate about helping students pursue their educational goals. Michelle enjoys spending time with her family, playing soccer, being outdoors, travelling, and watching her kids grow into amazing little people.

Pinal and Maricopa County

Sarai Alvarado (Pinal and Maricopa County)

Sarai Alvarado

Student Services Coordinator

Sarai is a Student Services Coordinator and advises for UA Pinal at Central Arizona College - Signal Peak Campus in Coolidge. She joined the UA South student services team January of 2014. She received her BA in Psychology from Arizona State University and her MS in Counseling/Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix. She has a passion for helping others with a background in customer service, counseling, and academic advising. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, travelling, reading, and going to the gym.

Santa Cruz County

 (Alan Aguirre - Santa Cruz County)

Alan Aguirre

Student Services Coordinator

Alan Aguirre is a Santa Cruz County native and graduate from Nogales High School. While teaching Mariachi as an instructional aide at Nogales High School, he completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Prior to coming to the University of Arizona South, Alan worked at Pinnacle Charter High School advising students in academic/personal matters. In his free time, Alan enjoys spending time with his wife and three kids. Alan is also proud to be a Mariachi musician, performing at local parties and concerts in the area.


Melissa Silva (Cochise County - Douglas)

Melissa Silva

Student Services Coordinator

Melissa has a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management and an M.A. in Leadership and is a service oriented individual with years of experience in the hospitality industry, employee relations, clinical management and most recently Student Services Coordinator. She has a passion for delivering exceptional customer service and building and growing her relationships with students and the community she serves. She is proud to see that our local community members have access to higher education through UA South so that we can have empowered and prepared future generations. She lives in the small beautiful border town of Douglas, AZ with her loving family and her three pets which include a dog, cat and fish. A proud housewife, mom, shoe aficionado you can find Melissa, our Student Services Coordinator always smiling and eager to help.

Tech Park

Kelly Murphy (Tech Park)

Kelly Murphy

Student Services Coordinator

Kelly is the Student Services Coordinator for Pima County. She joined the UA South team in 2016 after working for the State University of New York and the UA’s Main Campus in Tucson. She has a B.A. in Psychology and a M.A. in Higher Education Administration. Originally a New Yorker – she is now happy to be exploring Arizona and the Southwest with her husband.