Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid      


Gina Pirtle
Director of Financial Aid & Business Office Operations

Gina came to the Calumet College in 2002 as the Accounts Payable Clerk and transitioned to the Office of Financial Aid initially as a Specialist. She was then promoted as a Counselor and as Assistant Director before moving to the Business Office as the Bursar. She is currently the Director of Financial Aid and Business Office Operations. Gina received her BS in Organization Management from CCSJ and completed her MBA with a concentration in Accounting at Indiana Wesleyan. Gina and her family resides in Merrillville.

Michelle Concepcion
Financial Aid Counselor

Michelle comes to CCSJ from Keiser University in Miami, FL where she was a Financial Aid Officer for 3 years. Michelle earned her BS in Psychology and a MA in Education from Carlos Albuiz University in Florida where she was also a Financial Aid Officer for 5 years. Michelle's warm spirit along with her fluency in Spanish makes her a perfect fit for the University. Michelle and her family currently resides in Portage.

Crystal Chocholek
Financial Aid Counselor

Crystal joined the CCSJ Admissions staff in May 2007. She worked with both freshman and transfer students to help guide them through the admissions process. Crystal also served as the coordinator for the Student Ambassador Program. In September of 2009, she accepted a promotion to the Office of Financial Aid as a Financial Aid Counselor and has been working to help our students through the financial aid process since. She completed her Master’s in Communications Studies at Purdue Calumet in 2010 and has since instructed a course in Introduction to Communications here at CCSJ. Crystal is currently a Hammond resident.


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Contact Information Office of Financial Aid

Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Summer Hours (June and July):
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Wednesday: 8:30 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Room: 120
Telephone: (219) 473-4296 (Indiana)
                      (773) 721-0202, Ext. 296 (Illinois)
                      1-877-700-9100 (Toll Free)
FAX: (219) 473-4340