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.  

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Our team looks forward to working with you! Normally, we are open in the North Lobby of the Joyal Administration building, but at this time, we are available by email, LiveChat or you can contact us by phone at 559-278-2182!



Hosting an Outreach Event?

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office provides information and support, at both on and off campus events, to assist students and families in navigating the financial aid process.

If you are interested in having staff from our office attend your event, please complete our online Outreach Request Form.

We will respond as quickly as possible to your request.


During the summer, we are open Monday-Friday from 7:00am-3:30pm and closed from 12:00-12:30pm for lunch. On Thursdays, our phone lines and chat feature open up at 8:15am to accomodate our staff meeting. Summer hours will be effective Monday, May 17, 2021 through Friday, August 6, 2021.

During the academic year, we are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Incoming calls are accepted until 15 minutes prior to closing. On Thursdays, our phone lines and chat feature open up at 9:15am during regular business hours to accomodate our staff meeting.

  • Phone: 559-278-2182
  • Fax: 559-278-4833
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships General Email: financialaid@mail.fresnostate.edu (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

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

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