The College is adhering to the guidelines from the CDC and the Governor of Louisiana as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, the Financial Aid Office staff remains vigilant in our efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. While day-to-day operations and schedules have been modified to keep everyone safe, financial aid staff members are available on Microsoft Teams for telephone calls, video conferences, 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 need to schedule an in-person appointment, please send an email to Please be reminded that masks are required for all public areas on campus.  For more information on precautions, self-monitoring guidelines and self-quarantine requirements, access the Phase 3 Return to Campus Plan at: Returning to Campus | COVID-19 Information.

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. Front Counter Advisors and Verification Counselors are always available via email and phone. Your verification counselor is also available on an appointment basis. You can locate your Verification Counselor based on the last 4 digits of your SSN.

Verification Counselors

Our experienced verification counselors review your submitted documentation to ensure your file is complete and that the information reported on the FAFSA is correct. The verification counselor’s assignments are based on the student’s last four digits of SSN.  Currently, walk-ins are not permitted.  However, Verification Counselors are available via phone, email or by appointment.

Melissa Velasquez
(assigned to last 4 digits beginning with 0, 1, 2-24)
Financial Aid Advisor

Alice Joseph
(assigned to last 4 digits beginning with 5, 6, 7-74)
Financial Aid Advisor

Tamekia Lewis
(assigned to last 4 digits beginning with 75, 8, or 9)
Administrative Coordinator III

Front Counter Advisors

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, walk-ins are currently not allowed. For assistance with general financial aid questions, please send an email to You may upload documents to staff by using this secure link:

Laura Bass
Financial Aid Advisor


Quintina Miles
Associate Director

Mary J. Myers
Assistant Director