Financial Aid & Scholarships Staff

Dear Prospective Student:

We are pleased that you are interested in attending Sam Houston State University and look forward to assisting you with financial planning for your educational future.

For some individuals, applying for financial aid can be a time consuming and seemingly complicated process. The Financial Aid & Scholarships website is designed to give easy indications to assist with the process. If additional help is required, you are encouraged to seek other brochures, consumer information or assistance from one of the counselors.

The Financial Aid & Scholarships Office is located in Estill Building, on the second floor, or you may call (936) 294-1774 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

We look forward to being of service to you at Sam Houston State University.



Director Lydia Hall
Administrative Associate III Laura Ringo
Associate Director Terri Colley
Associate Director Amy Wilson
Assistant Director  Lisa Namken
Assistant Director Kristy Mills
Assistant Director, Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine  Rebekah Filson
Fund Coordinator

Yolanda Jamison

Accountant I

Janis Bradford

Accountant I


Coordinator Jennifer Arko
System Analyst and Solutions Support, Sr Kristal Luna
System Analyst and Solutions Support Bethany Bernal
Processing Coordinator Lacey Kinkelaar
Senior Counselor Erin Carpenter
Counselor (Graduates and Special Populations)

Miranda Young

Counselor (Last name: A-F, N-O) Aaron Villemez
Counselor (Last name: G-M) Maria Escoto
Counselor (Last name: P-Z) Allie Kensington
Counselor (Reports) Brittany Franz
Counselor (Reports) TBD
Counselor (Special Circumstances) Zachary Pacheco
Scholarship Coordinator Lacey Price
Verification Specialist  Karen Ticknor
Verification Specialist

Manuela Jimenez

Verification Specialist

Holly Barecky

Verification Specialist

Marissa Zavala

Verification Support 

Kellie Lawson

Verification Support

Desiree Day

Scholarship Specialist Amy Clouds
State Grants & BOT Jill Bergman
Workstudy & Perkins Michele Harbin
Document Management TBD
Document Management Shaniquwa Smith
Loan Processor TBD
Loan Support


Tech & Loan Support Taylor Henson