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Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships

Our goal is to help you navigate the financial aspects of your college career! 

Kelly RussellKelly Russell has been the Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Fresno State since fall 2016. Originally from Kansas, Kelly has over 25 years of experience in higher education and student services. Kelly is committed to helping students seek financial assistance to aid reaching their educational goals at Fresno State.  

Click to view the Financial Aid and Scholarships Organization Chart.

Our team looks forward to working with you! We are available in person in the North Lobby of the Joyal Administration Building, by email, LiveChat or you can contact us by phone at 559-278-2182!

Office Hours and Contact Information

We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Incoming calls are accepted until 30 minutes prior to closing. On Thursdays, our phone lines and windows open up at 8:15am to accomodate our staff meeting.

  • Phone: 559-278-2182 (NOTE: Phones shut off at 4:30pm)
  • Fax: 559-278-4833
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships General Email: (NOTE: For security purposes, we cannot accept documents via email.)
  • Mailing Address:
             Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
             5150 N. Maple Ave., M/S JA64
             Fresno, CA 93740-8026

Schedule a Counseling Appointment

While we encourage you to reach out to us by phone, email or in person, you may also schedule your own phone or zoom appointment with a financial aid counselor. You can schedule your appointment by clicking here.

Walk-In Wednesdays

Walk-In Wednesdays are back! You can stop by our office any Wednesday between 8:30am-11:30am or 1:00pm-4:30pm to meet with a financial aid counselor on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please check in at the Financial Aid and Scholarships windows in the Joyal Administration North Lobby. 

Social Media

If you aren't following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram,@FSfinancialaid, make sure to do so! We post reminders and updates there regularly! 

Please reference our campus map for a visual view of our location on campus.

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