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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. - 6: 00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 6: 00 p.m.
*Friday* 8:00 a.m. - 12: 00 p.m.

*The office will be working remotely during summer semesters.


Belinda DeFore

Ta-Mia McGruder
Associate Director of FA Systems

Kendra Perdichizzi
Assistant Director

Tiffany Young
Veterans Affairs & Grants Manager

Katrina Crawford
Loan Coordinator

Joseph Velasquez
Financial Aid Systems Analyst

Deidre Harrell
Financial Aid Counselor (A-Z)

Kennedy Rutledge
Veterans Affairs & Grants Counselor


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.