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The purpose of the Financial Aid Department is to provide financial aid to all eligible students using the guidelines of the U.S. Department of Education, the State of Texas and the policies of Lamar State College Port Arthur.

The Financial Aid Office provides personal advisement in all aspects of the financial aid process to assist students toward their educational goals.

The office also plays a critical role in the recruitment mission of the College and dissemination of information to prospective students, their parents and the training and support extended to area high school counselors.

The Financial Aid Office is located on the third floor of the Student Center, which is located at 1500 Procter Street, Port Arthur, Texas. Temporary summer office hours are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Starting on Monday, August 2, office hours will return to the regular schedule, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have any questions please call (409) 984-6203 or email


Contact Information

Sharon Thibodeaux
Financial Aid Director
Student Center, Office 304A
(409) 984-6203
Schawanna Gray
Financial Aid Specialist
Student Center, Office 304
(409) 984-6206

Eva Hiner-Weatherly
Financial Aid Advisor
VA Certified Official
Student Center, Office 304
(409) 984-6204

Ernest Procella
Financial Aid Advisor
State Prison Population
Student Center, Office 304
(409) 984-6208