The Office of Financial Assistance
Contact Us!

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:

Meet Our Team!

James E. Green, Director of Financial Assistance

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 and resolving loan default, 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. His commitment to assist students with managing their student loan debt was ignited throughout his experience in financial aid. 

Mr. Bailey can be contacted at (314) 340-3578 or via email at

Ashley N. Byington, Senior Financial Aid Counselor 

(Focuses on students whose last names begin with A-G, Student Worker Program Coordinator and VA Representative)

Ms. Ashley has worked at Harris-Stowe since 2005 and transitioned to the Office of Financial Assistance in 2006. As the first face that students saw upon entering the office for eight years, she understands how important it is to provide the best customer service experience possible. In the spring of 2015, Ms. Ashley was promoted to her current role as a financial aid counselor after earning her B.S. in business administration from HSSU in 2013. She has since earned her MBA from Lindenwood University and believes that serving our Hornets is her opportunity to give back to her Alma Mater. 

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

Kiara L. Harmon, Financial Aid Counselor 

(Focuses on students whose last names begin with H-O)

Ms. Kiara joined the Financial Aid Team in March of 2015. She holds a B.A. in History from Fontbonne University and a M.A.Ed. with an emphasis in Higher Education obtained from Lindenwood University in 2016. She was excited to join the HSSU family and is even more excited and committed to providing efficient, accurate, and friendly service to each of our Hornets.

Ms. Kiara can be contacted at (314) 446-0286 or via email at

Pamela Brooks, Financial Aid Counselor 

(Focuses on students whose last names begin with P-Z)

Ms. Brooks joined the Financial Assistance team April of 2017. She brings a wealth of Financial Aid knowledge to our team and looks forward to working with the HSSU Hornet Community.

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

Heather E. O'Fallon, Verification Specialist

Ms. Heather joined the Financial Aid Team in February of 2015, bringing with her more than ten years of experience in financial aid. Before becoming a Hornet, she worked in Student Loan Consolidations at the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority and was the financial aid processor for a Corinthian College campus in St. Louis. She looks forward to working with each of our Hornets to ensure that their financial aid experience is as smooth as possible.

Ms. Heather can be contacted at (314) 340-3510 or via email at