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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

During the academic year, 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 9:15am during regular business hours 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

Walk-In Wednesdays

Walk-In Wednesday will be virtual through Zoom and can be initiated by phone or in person in the North Lobby.

Walk-In Wednesday is cancelled for December 22nd and 29th.

We normally schedule counselor appointments, however, if you would like to meet with a counselor without an appointment, we do "Walk-In Wednesdays" from 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-4:00pm every Wednesday. Contact us on and if we cannot resolve your questions, we will refer you to a counselor during these time frames.


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 appointment with a financial aid counselor. You can schedule your appointment by clicking here.

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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