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The Office of Financial Assistance team at Harris-Stowe State University is dedicated to assisting student with applying for Federal Student Aid. Please feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have throughout the process.

Mailing Address: 3026 Laclede Ave., HGA #004, St. Louis, MO 63103

Office Phone Number: (314) 340-3500

Office Fax Number: (314) 340-5785

Office Email Address:

Office Hours: Monday- Friday 9am to 4pm

Meet Our Team!

James E. Green, Director of Financial Assistance

(VA School Certifying Official)

Mr. Green joined the Financial Aid Team in the fall of 2014. He holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Missouri. He has more than 20 years experience in financial aid and is excited to be a part of the HSSU family. He is committed to providing students with the best service possible while ensuring all state, federal, and institutional regulations are followed. 

Mr. Green can be contacted at (314) 340-3502 or via email at

Benjale Bailey Jr., Default Prevention Manager/ Scholarship Coordinator

(Focuses on students loan repayment education and scholarship management)

Mr. Bailey joined the Office of Financial Assistance in July of 2014. He holds a B.A. in International Affairs from Bethune-Cookman University and a M.S.Ed. with a specialization in Leadership for Student Success from Walden University. He comes with over 7 year of higher education experience.

Mr. Bailey can be contacted at (314) 340-3500 or via email at

Amanda Briscoe, Financial Aid Counselor/ Federal Work-Study

(Works with all students)

Miss Amanda Briscoe joined the Financial Aid team in the Fall of 2017.  She holds a B.S. in Human Services from Columbia College and a M.A. in Public Administration from Lindenwood University.  She served 8 years in the Army National Guard and has over five years of Financial Aid experience.  She looks forward to ensuring that all students have the financial aid awareness to be successful students. 

 Ms. Briscoe can be contacted at (314) 340-3507 or via email at

Gina Widmer, Financial Aid Counselor / SAP Coordinator

(Works with all students)

Ms. Widmer joined the Financial Assistance team April of 2018. She brings a wealth of Financial Aid knowledge to our team and looks forward to working with the HSSU Hornet Community.

Ms. Widmer can be contacted at (314) 340-3504 or via email at


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