Student Financial Services consists of three departments designed to assist students with their financial needs. The Student Financial Management Centers are a student’s first point of contact for all questions related to financial aid and student accounts. Should you need additional support beyond what you can find at any of our centers, a list of our leadership and their roles has been provided below.
James Blackburn, Associate Vice President of Student Financial Services
Atia Lindley, Director of the Student Financial Management Centers
The Student Financial Management Centers located at each Georgia State University campus and the Call Center have specialists and counselors that can assist students with financial aid and student accounts questions.
|SFMC Perimeter Colleges||Bonita King, Associate Director|
|SFMC Downtown Center||Selethia Bell, Assistant Director|
|SFMC Downtown Center||Tara Woods, Assistant Director|
|SFMC Newton, Clarkston||Brandon Burton, Assistant Director|
|SFMC Alpharetta, Dunwoody||Angelique Crowder, Assistant Director|
|SFMC Decatur, Online||Samuel Ellison, Assistant Director|
|SFMC Call Center||Alyssa Takatori, Assistant Director|
Vacant- Director of the Office of Student Financial Aid
Dr. Loucynda White, Associate Director of Financial Aid
Aria Simmons, Associate Director of Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid processes student federal and state financial aid as well a private loan funding, scholarships, and federal work study awards.
|Compliance Unit||Tamla Covington, Assistant Director|
|Document Processing Unit||Willetta Shelby, Assistant Director|
|Electronic Processing Unit||Jacqueline Frasier, Assistant Director|
|Federal Funding Unit||Phyllis Smith, Assistant Director|
|State Programs & Scholarships Unit||Tamla Covington, Interim Assistant Director|
Torri Williams, Director of Student Accounts
The Office of Student Accounts processes all student tuition and fees, handles payments, sponsor billing, and refunds. They also partner with other departments to post waivers, VA Payments, as well as other housing charges and other departmental fees.
|Accounts Receivable Operations||Lekeia Brown, Assistant Director|
|Information Systems, Training & Quality Assurance||Madara McCorkle, Associate Director|
|Collections, Loans, Receivables||Trina Hall, Assistant Director|
Required verification documents are submitted through Georgia State University’s Verify My FAFSA portal. All other documents may be submitted through the methods listed below. Please include your Panther ID number on all documents.
|Fax||(678)-891-3427 (secure fax server)|
|Submit requests via Panther Answer|
|Mailing||Georgia State University
Office of Student Financial Aid
P.O. Box 4040
Atlanta, GA 30302-4040
The Student Financial Management Center and the Offices of Student Accounts and Financial Aid are available to assist you. We ask all students use Panther Answer to submit their questions.
If you are not a student or you have not been admitted to the university, please send an email to SFMCguest@gsu.edu. Please include your full name and phone number in your message. One of our staff will respond to your question.