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Contact Financial Aid

General Information

Phone Number

(678) 466-4185

(must provide Laker ID# when calling)

Fax Number

(678) 466-4189

*Please allow a 24 to 48 hour turn-around period for confirmation of receipt. During peak times, please allow a 72-hour turn-around period.

Location Edgewater Hall Room 102 (formerly Student Center)

When sending an e-mail, please include your full name and Laker ID# from your Clayton State  with your question. The average response time is one business day. During peak times such as registration and the first week of classes, it may take longer to respond to your e-mail.

Address Office of Financial Aid
Clayton State University
2000 Clayton State Boulevard
Edgewater Hall Room 102
Morrow, GA 30260

Office Hours

*Monday 8:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m. *
*Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 7: 00 p.m. *
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5: 00 p.m.

*The office will close at 5:00 p.m. when classes are not in session. Office hours may vary during registration, holidays, and semester breaks.


Belinda DeFore

Ta-Mia McGruder
Associate Director of FA Systems

Kendra Perdichizzi
Assistant Director

Jasmyn Tanner
Office Manager

Tiffany Young
Veterans Affairs & Grants Manager

Kennedy Rutledge
Veterans Affairs & Grants Counselor

Katrina Crawford
Loan Coordinator

Joseph Velasquez
Financial Aid Systems Analyst

Christie-Ann Bissoon
Work-Study/Dual Enrollment Coordinator

Deidre Harrell
Financial Aid Counselor (A-M)

Kayla Tenney
Financial Aid Counselor (N-Z)

Mission Statement

The Financial Aid Office at Clayton State University is committed to providing quality financial aid services. We administer federal Title IV programs, State of Georgia programs, federal VA Education Benefits, and provide scholarship assistance to eligible students who seek financial educational funding via these resources. We provide excellent customer service in a fiscally astute manner adhering to all federal, state, and university regulations.