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Sara Gettinger

Director of Student Finance

Sara Gettinger graduated from DePaul University in 2013 with a degree in Communications, from there she accepted a job at Career Education Corporation working as a Financial Aid Advisor. For the next two and half years, she enjoyed the call center environment while also working on student files.

In 2015 she accepted a Financial Aid Advisor role at The Illinois Media School working with students in person to complete their Financial Aid. While there she grew into a Regional Director of Financial Aid position with her strengths in compliance, file audits, and relationships with students. While there she was also part of the new hire orientation and welcome committee for all hires in the company.

Looking for a job that didn’t send her to a different state brought her to her current position at Northwestern College. Sara is currently the Director of Financial Aid overseeing the Financial Aid staff and day-to-day operations. When she is not working, she enjoys running, indoor cycle classes, Netflix binges, and walking her dog.