The Financial Aid Office staff provide a range of services to guide and assist students applying for financial aid.  Appointments are not necessary but are available on Microsoft Teams for telephone calls, videoconference, or to chat as follows: 

  • Mondays - 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Tuesdays - Thursdays - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

If you have a more complex issue and would like to schedule an in-person appointment, please send an email to

How to contact us:

Email - You may reach us via email at Or, you may email a staff member, by accessing the specific email addresses listed in the “Meet the Staff” section below.

Phone - You may call our main office number 318-678-6026. Please listen to the prompt that will instruct you to press a number that corresponds with the last four digits of your SSN.

You may also call our staff at their direct phone numbers listed in the “Meet the Staff” section below.

If your call is not answered, this indicates the staff member is on the phone helping another student.

If you want to upload documents to our staff, please use this secure link:

Meet the Staff

The Financial Aid Office provides assistance and counseling in completing the financial aid application, evaluation and determination of need. Financial Aid Staff are always available via email and phone. Financial Aid Advisors are available on an appointment basis.


Mary J. Myers

Financial aid advisors

Our experienced Financial Aid Advisors review your submitted documentation to ensure your file is complete and that the information reported on the FAFSA is correct. The advisor’s assignments are based on the student’s last name.

Melissa Velasquez
(assigned A-G)
Financial Aid Advisor

Laura Bass
(assigned H-O)
Financial Aid Advisor

Alice Joseph
(assigned P-Z)
Financial Aid Advisor