Office of Financial Aid

Applying for Aid

The first step in determining your eligibility is to submit a financial aid application which will require you to provide information such as household size, number in college, student/parent income, and asset information.

Which application do I file?

Which application year do I submit?

  • Academic Year: 2023-2024, provide 2021 tax information. This includes aid determination for Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.
  • Academic Year: 2024-2025, provide 2022 tax information. This includes aid determination for Summer 2024, Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters.
  • Please visit to complete FAFSAs, 2024-2025 is now available. If you experience any issues, please try again at another time.
  • The Texas Core Residency Questionnaire Texas Residency Questionnaire will be required for Texas residents in order to determine TX state aid eligibility.

The FAFSA and TASFA will have a series of dependency questions that will determine your status.

  • If you’re a dependent student, you will report yours’ and your parents’ information.
  • If you’re an independent student, you will report your own information (and, if you’re married, your spouse’s).

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If you have any special circumstances, please contact our office. We will need to collect documentation to verify your situation. We have a checklist for you to reference the documentation that will be required.

If you have an Unusual circumstance, please contact our office.  We will need to collect documentation to verify your situation. We have a checklist for you to reference the documentation that will be required.  Do include (and may cause any of the aforementioned conditions) abandonment by parents, an abusive family environment that threatens the student’s health or safety, or the student being unable to locate parents.

If you believe you may qualify for this review, submit a Special Circumstances Review Request Form. Please note that reviews do not guarantee that you will have additional aid eligibility. Contact our office for the form and instructions.

Students with a complete financial aid application will receive a financial aid offer outlining expected grant, scholarship, and loan eligibility. Awards are subject to change based on changes in enrollment, eligibility, status and/or funding. Some funding may be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you need another copy of your financial aid offer, contact our office. You can also view your pending financial aid on your CAMS Student Portal.

Effective Spring 2023, some documents including appeals will be collected via PQC Student Forms. You will be notified via your PQC email once you are able to create an account. If you receive a notice to complete documentation via PQC Student Forms, review and follow the PQC Student Forms Account Creation Instructions.

Most verification documents prior to the 2023-2024 academic year will be requested and submitted via DocuSign.

Texas residents who want to be considered for the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) must complete the Texas Residency Questionnaire. Information and requests will be sent by the Office of Financial Aid after a student confirms intent to enroll.

Types of Financial Aid

Once we receive your application, our department will process your file and if admitted, provide an estimated award. Eligibility is primarily determined based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). You may be offered a combination of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study funds to fund your educational expenses. FAFSA applicants can view their EFC on their Student Aid Report (SAR) on their Federal Student Aid Portal. TASFA applicants will have eligibility determined once documents are received and processed.

Financial aid awards are packaged for full-time enrollment. On Census date each semester your enrollment is locked in. If you are not enrolled full-time on Census date, your aid may be adjusted accordingly.

  • Full-time: 12 + credits
  • Three quarters time: 9-11.5 credits
  • Half-time: 6-8.5 credits
  • Less than half-time: Below 6 credits

You can view the schedule of fees to determine direct educational expenses. Keep in mind that these direct costs are before any financial aid has been applied and may vary per student based on their individual situation. If you do not waive comprehensive health insurance, you will have that charge reflected on your student ledger each term.

Please access your CAMS student portal where you can review your individual charges and pending financial aid. If you do not see any financial aid listed, you may have incomplete documents. Review your notifications and contact the Office of Financial Aid if you have questions.

You can also access our Net Price Calculator. Please note that the Net Price Calculator includes estimated educational expenses that you are not directly billed for by Paul Quinn. 

  1. 1. Featured Scholarships – will rotate
  2. Net Price Calculator- file that is downloaded when option selected. This is going to be different hopefully by November when our vendor Campus Logic creates a new one for us.

We encourage all students to apply for external scholarships. These processes are managed through individual and private scholarship agencies and may have different deadlines and requirements.

If you encounter a scholarship opportunity that you are unsure about, please contact our office and we can help you determine if it appears legitimate. We can also help you organize your application.

Students may be offered as part of your financial aid offer. Federal loans have fixed interest rates and a variety of deferment and flexible repayment options. Private lender loans have terms that vary per lender. We encourage you to learn about federal loan eligibility before pursuing a private loan lender or utilizing a credit card to pay for your educational expenses.

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loans

If you accept federal student loans, you are required to complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling on the Student Aid website or funds will not disburse or post to your account. You can review our Student Loan Acceptance Policy here.

  • If you’d like to revise your loan amounts, you may submit a Student Loan Adjustment Form to our office. Please contact us for more information.
  • You must complete Student Loan Exit Counseling when you leave school or drop below half-time enrollment. The purpose of exit counseling is to ensure you understand your student loan obligations and are prepared for repayment.

Paul Quinn College is part of the Federal Work College Consortium with opportunities to participate in the on-campus and corporate work programs. All residential, full-time students are required to participate in the Work Program regardless of their financial need. Students in the Work College and Corporate Work Program receive a scholarship that helps offset their direct costs along with a monthly stipend. Students who are not eligible for federal aid may be eligible for institutional work program scholarship opportunities.

  • On-Campus Work Program students typically have a $7,000/year award which is divided between a Work Program Scholarship and monthly stipend.
  • Corporate Work Program students typically have award ranging from $10,000-15,000/year which is divided between a Work Program Scholarship and monthly stipend. 

Participation and scholarship amounts may be different for each student depending on the student’s interests, our campus needs, and the staffing needs of our corporate partners.

Other Resources

Paul Quinn College is the first HBCU to join the Guild Education network. This partnership opens the doors to some of America’s largest and most influential companies, including Walmart, Chipotle, Lowe’s, The Walt Disney Company, and Discover Financial Services, to PQC while providing more than three million workers an opportunity to earn a degree from one of the most unique colleges in the country.

Per program policy, students are required to apply and complete the financial aid process even if they believe they may not qualify for aid or they may not be eligible for the assistance from their employer. If you have a special circumstance as to why you cannot complete the aid process, please contact us.

Grants are a form of financial aid that students do not need to pay back except in the case of revised eligibility. This can include not being enrolled full-time or withdrawing from courses. Gift aid that you may be eligible for may include Federal Pell Grant, Federal FSEOG Grant, Tuition Equalization Grant (TX state aid) or private funding.

We offer a limited number of institutional scholarships. Selection and renewal criteria may vary.

In order to remain eligible for financial aid, you must be in good standing and meet enrollment requirements. This includes:

  • Have a completed Financial Aid file including additional requested documents (if applicable)
  • Meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credits for most aid (including loans)
  • Please note that some aid will be adjusted if you are in less than 12 credits (full-time).

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is required by law to formulate standards to measure a student’s progress toward completion of a program of study while receiving financial assistance through federal, state, or institutional student aid programs by applying both qualitative and quantitative measurements to academic work. [34 CFR 668.34].

Students that receive financial assistance at PQC of any type (federal, state, institutional, or outside scholarships/grants) must follow the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and demonstrate both qualitative and quantitative satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. At the end of the spring semester of each academic year, the Office of Financial Aid evaluates the qualitative and quantitative academic progress of each student receiving financial assistance. This evaluation determines a student’s eligibility to receive financial assistance in the next academic year.

In determining whether an undergraduate student is making satisfactory academic progress in order to continue to receive financial assistance, the following factors are considered:

  • The PQC cumulative GPA
  • The percentage of credits completed/earned versus credits attempted at PQC
  • Maximum time frame

Satisfactory Academic Progress Review Timeline

  • SAP is assessed at the end of every term.
  • Students who do not meet SAP requirements are notified of their financial aid suspension and instructions on how to regain eligibility.
  • Students who are eligible for a warning term for not meeting SAP, are notified of their financial aid warning status implications.

SAP Measures Summary

Qualitative Measure – GPA

  • Cumulative Grade-Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00.

Quantitative Measure – Unit Completion

  • All students must complete a minimum of 67% of all cumulative coursework attempted.
  • Pace is determined by taking the cumulative completed units and dividing them by cumulative attempted units. For example, if a student attempted 24 credits during the academic year and completed 20. Their pace would be 83.3% (20 completed divided by 24 attempted).
  • All transfer work is counted towards pace.
  • Repeated course enrollments will be counted in the completion rate and against the overall maximum time limit required to complete the program of study.
  • Grades of “I”, “W”, “NR”, “NC”, “IP” and “IU” will be counted as hours attempted, but will not be counted as hours successfully passed.

Maximum Timeframe

A student may apply for and if eligible, receive financial aid for attempted credit hours that do not exceed 150 percent of the minimum number of hours required to complete the student’s primary program of study. All hours attempted toward the completion of a program of study will be counted regardless of whether financial aid was received. Credit hours transferred to PQC are counted when calculating the 150 percent maximum. 150% at Paul Quinn is 180 attempted credits. Students approaching 180 attempted credits without degree completion are subject to being placed under SAP suspension. Per PQC institutional policy, students with 145 or more attempted credits will need to complete a SAP appeal.

SAP Appeals

  • A student who has been placed on financial aid suspension for not meeting the required SAP guidelines may appeal their suspension if there were unusual or extenuating circumstances that contributed to the student’s failure to meet these guidelines.
  • If the appeal is approved, the student will be placed on a SAP Probation Status and will be allowed to receive financial aid.
  • A student who wishes to appeal must submit a completed appeal form to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships. Financial aid will only be awarded if an appeal is approved.

SAP Appeals with Academic Plans

  • Students may be placed on a SAP academic plan based on their individual circumstances and/or if they are not mathematically able to meet SAP within one payment period.
  • If the student is still not meeting SAP requirements as stated in the academic plan by their next review period, the student will be placed on Financial Aid Suspension and will be ineligible for financial aid. Students may appeal Financial Aid Suspension.
  • If a student does not meet SAP but meets the terms of their approved SAP academic plan, they will continue on financial aid probation until their status is reviewed again at the end of the next review period.
  • If the student’s appeal is denied, the student will be ineligible for financial aid until the student meets the SAP requirements.

Regaining Eligibility

  • To regain financial aid eligibility, a student must be on financial aid probation through an appeal process or meet SAP policies.
  • Although paying from own resources while on financial aid suspension is allowed, it does not reinstate Title IV eligibility.
  • The student’s progress will continue to be reviewed at the end of each semester of enrollment. Eligibility will automatically be reinstated for the next term of enrollment upon successful completion of a term of enrollment in which the student meets the required SAP standards described in this section.

The Department of Education requires all institutions to follow certain guidelines if a student’s Title IV funds create a credit on the student’s Bursar account. Title IV funds include Federal: Parents PLUS Loans, Stafford Loans, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Work Program, SMART Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant and Teach Grant. I understand that this authorization will remain in effect throughout the duration of my Paul Quinn student career. A written request to cancel this authorization must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid by emailing and it is not retroactive. 

  1. Authorization to Apply Federal Financial Aid to Non-Institutional Charges: Federal student financial aid can only cover “institutional charges” as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. This definition includes current year charges for tuition and fees, and on-campus room and board. Authorization allows Paul Quin to apply your federal financial aid to your non-institutional charges such as: health fees, bookstore charges, library fines, parking fines, damage fees, returned check fees, mailbox fees, lost key fees, judicial fines or any other charges not directly tied to taking a class.
  2. Authorization to Apply Federal Financial Aid to Prior-Year Charges above $200: Federal student financial aid can only cover the “current” academic year institutional charges as defined by the U.S. Department of Education. Authorization allows “prior year” charges to be covered with your current academic year’s financial aid. If you have enough financial aid to cover your current year’s charges and have excess financial aid that you would like to apply to pay off a prior year balance due on your student account. Prior year charges below $200 do not require authorization.
  3. Authorization to Apply Work Program Scholarship: Paul Quinn College is a federally funded work college. All residential, full-time students are required to participate in the Work Program regardless of their financial need. As part of their participation, students work between 300 and 400 hours per academic year to earn a Work Program Scholarship and stipend.

The VA Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid certifies veteran benefits for veteran students and dependents. In order to utilize your Veteran Benefits, please follow the following steps:

  1. Review the VA education and training benefits page for instructions on how to apply for GI Bill® and other education benefits. Once the VA reviews your application, if approved, you will receive a Certificate of Eligibility. Please note that we are not able to obtain your eligibility letter from the VA and that it must be requested by you.
  2. Submit a VA Benefit Request Form (VBRF) for each semester that you would like to utilize benefits. Benefits will not be certified without this form. Submit a new VBRF if you have schedule changes.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding VA Education Benefits

  • I have a parent who is a veteran, how can I learn more about eligibility for benefits for myself?
  • How long does it take for me to start receiving funds?
    • The VA Certifying Official in the Office of Financial Aid certifies requests in the order received, usually within 7 business days. After that, the VA processes the requests and makes payment determination.
  • Who do I contact if I have questions about my application to the VA?
    • The Department of Veteran Affairs website has helpful FAQ’s and contact information.
    • While we can certify your enrollment through your completed VBRF, we are not able to request documents on your behalf.
  • How do I request a replacement Certificate of Eligibility?
    • If you have lost or otherwise need a replacement Certificate of Eligibility you can contact the VA through Ask VA, chatbot, phone or in-person.
  • Where do I review the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) rates?
    • You can view the current Rate Tables by benefit on the Department of Veteran Affairs Website.
    • The Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) payments you receive for the Post-9/11 GI Bill® are based on the military’s Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for an E-5 with dependents. The Department of Defense adjusts the military BAH rate every calendar year (January 1) based on changes to housing costs across the country. Rates can either go up or down.
    • Please note that actual amounts are determined by the VA and can vary based on enrollment status and enrollment period length. For example, if you are not enrolled for a full month, you won’t receive a full-month rate.
  • What happens to my benefits if I drop a class?
    • If your enrollment has already been certified and you drop a class or classes, notify our office.
    • We will need to report it to the VA and in some cases this may lead to an adjustment in your benefits and in funds owed back to the VA.
  • What happens if I do not pass or complete a class?
    • If you receive a “non-punitive” grade (a grade that doesn’t count as earned credit and that doesn’t affect progress standards for graduation) you may be required to repay money you received for such classes. Examples of non-punitive grades are “W” / Withdrawals, “NC” No Credit, and “I” Incompletes.
    • If you fail a class you may receive what is called a “punitive grade” for that class. This means that the grade you receive earns credit towards your degree, even though it may bring your GPA down. Since this grade counts towards your degree requirements (even negatively) you are entitled to GI Bill® benefits for any class you receive such a grade in.
    • If you are unsure if a class will be punitive or non-punitive, please contact us.

If you decide to withdraw from the College, we are required to process a withdrawal calculation (Return of Title IV funds) to determine how much of your financial aid you are eligible to keep. Withdrawing from the College may result in you owing back funds that have been posted or issued to you as a refund.

If you would like to request a term withdrawal, please contact your academic advisor. The withdrawal date will be reviewed by Academic Affairs and the Office of Financial Aid will use the dates provided to determine if there are Title IV, state, and/or institutional funds that must be returned. In some cases, students who received a refund may owe funds back.

Coach Keldrick McKinney of the track and field team smiling

COACH Keldrick McKinney

About the Coach

Coach Keldrick McKinney is a native of Dallas, Texas who enters his third year as the Head Track and Field/Cross Country Coach at Paul Quinn College. After serving one year as Associate Head Coach under the leadership of Coach Maurice West; Coach McKinney was given the opportunity by Paul Quinn’s legendary Athletic Director James “Zip” Summers.

The program has quickly grown from 3 to now 25 student athletes under the leadership of Coach McKinney. In the second year of competing at the Red River Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships, the Paul Quinn Tigers placed two athletes in the Top 10.

Coach McKinney received his bachelor’s in Kinesiology from Prairie View A&M University. After graduation he then opened a training facility where he trained hundreds of athletes. This provided the background and experience for Coach to thrive at the next level. Coach McKinney’s student-athletes not only excel on the track but also in the classroom as well. Coach McKinney’s team maintains over a 3.0 gpa.

Coach Michael Delgado of the mens soccer team

COACH Michael Delgado

Email: | Phone: 214-379-5374

About the Coach

Coach Michael Delgado has been coaching at the collegiate level since 2009. He began his coaching career at Howard Payne University, shortly after starting his time there as a collegiate soccer player. He began as a student coach and after graduating with a degree in Spanish Education, became an assistant.

In 2015, Coach Delgado moved back to Dallas to form the Men’s and Women’s Soccer program at Paul Quinn College as the assistant coach and became the head coach of the Women’s team in 2017. From 2015-2021 he was also the Men’s assistant coach. 

In 2021, Coach Delgado took over the Men’s program and led the team as the #3 seed (highest in school history) to the USCAA National Championship for the 3rd year in a row, with a 3rd place finish. 

Coach Delgado is a Dallas native and graduated from Mesquite Poteet High School as a district MVP & All-State. He holds his Master’s degree from Concordia University in Coaching & Athletic Administration. He resides in the campus neighborhood of Highland Hills and lives daily by his motto, #AlwaysRefuse2Lose.

coach brandon espinosa

COACH Brandon Espinosa

About the Coach

Brandon Espinosa starts his fourth season as Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Paul Quinn College.

Last season, Coach Espinosa and the Tigers had a historic 19 game turnaround from the previous year going from 7-25 to 26-2 (12-2 RRAC). Coach Espinosa led the 2021-2022 Tigers to the school’s first USCAA Men’s Division I National Championship and the 3rd overall national championship in school history. The Tigers also won the Red River Athletic Conference West (RRAC) regular season title for the first time since joining the conference in 1998. The Tigers finished the 2021-2022 season with the most RRAC wins and highest winning percentage in a season in program history.

The Tigers were the No. 1 seed at USCAA Nationals and had a dominant showing with 3 double digits wins. The championship game featured seven ties and ten lead changes. After trailing by four at half, 38-34, Bryant & Stratton led 67-65 with 6:33 left in the game. Henry Hampton hit a jumper a minute later to give Paul Quinn the lead to highlight a 10-0 run to seal the victory for the Tigers. Ja’Mare Redus led PQC with 18 points while Hampton finished with 17. Spencer McElway added 12, Ja’Mere Redus came off the bench and scored 11, and Steven Tynes chipped in seven points and nine assists.

While the team’s collective efforts were the deciding factor in their success, several outstanding individuals led them both on and off the court. Coach Brandon Espinosa was recognized as the USCAA National Coach of the Year. In addition, senior forward Spencer McElway was selected as a USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 2nd Team All Conference. Sophomore forward Trevoin Shaw was voted USCAA 1st Team All American, USCAA All Tournament Team and RRAC 1st Team All Conference. Sophomore guard Ja’mare Redus received USCAA Tournament MVP as well as USCAA 2nd Team All American Honors. Sophomore guard Torron Mingo Jr. earned the USCAA Academic All American award. Junior guard Caleb Thompson received the RRAC Champions of Character award.

During his first season with Paul Quinn, Espinosa led the Tigers to the most conference victories since 2012-2013. In addition, PQC had two players receive RRAC All Conference honors; Spencer McElway was 1st Team All RRAC and Mateo Escheik received 2nd Team All RRAC honors. McElway also joined the schools 1000-point club.

Espinosa also serves as the Director of EYBL and 17U Head Coach for Drive Nation which was founded by former NBA All-Star Jermaine O’Neal. This summer Drive Nation qualified for the 2021 Nike Peach Jam and currently has the most ESPN Top 100 ranked players in the country.

Espinosa has held coaching positions at Bossier Parish Community College, Ranger College and with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate, Texas Legends.

  • In 2016-17, while he was the associate head coach for Chris Lovell at Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier qualified for the Region 14 Championship Tournament for the first time since becoming a member of the conference. In 2017-2018 Bossier again qualified for the Region 14 Championship Tournament and finished with a record of 17-14. The 17 wins was the most for a team at Bossier in ten years.
  • While at Ranger College, he helped head coach Billy Gillispie orchestrate the biggest turnaround in college basketball history. During the 2015-2016 season Ranger went from 2-23 the previous year to 35-3, making the NJCAA national tournament and a Final Four appearance for the first time in the schools 90-year history.
  • From 2013-2015, Espinosa was an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks NBA G-League affiliate Texas Legends. Espinosa coached under Eduardo Najera, who in 2000 was the first Mexican born player to be draftedinto the NBA. During the 2013-2014 campaign the Texas Legends tied the franchise record for most wins in a season with 24. Legends guard PJ Hairston was the first G-League player ever to be drafted in the first round of an NBA draft when he was selected 26th overall by the Miami Heat in 2014.
  • Espinosa also served as the associate head coach for Jeff Webster and Nike Pro Skills 17U EYBL team from 2016-2018.

Espinosa is a native of Houston, Texas. He played collegiately for Dallas Christian College, where in 2010 they won the ACCA National Championship. Espinosa earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2011.

Paul Quinn did not compete in 2020-2021 due to Covid-19.

Coach Camille Headshot

COACH Camille Smith

Email: | Phone: 214-379-5499

About the Coach

Camille Smith is in her first season at Paul Quinn College.

Smith was hired in early March and her most recent position was as an Assistant Coach for the WNBA Dallas Wings.

Prior to coaching, Smith played professionally for 10 seasons internationally and 12 seasons in the WNBA before retiring in 2019. Smith was drafted to the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2007 WNBA Draft as the 17th Overall pick. Amid the start of the 2008 WNBA season, Smith was selected in the Atlanta Dream dispersal draft before being traded to the Seattle Storm where Smith played and won a championship in 2010! In 2015 Smith was traded to the Connecticut Sun, then to the Phoenix Mercury in 2017, where she finished her career.

Internationally, Smith played on multiple teams in Israel (2015 Israel League Champion) and China. She also played in Turkey, Limassol, Cyrpus, Ragusa, Sicily (2016 Cup Champion), Lebanon (2017 Arab Cup Champion), Montpelier, France, and Venice, Italy (2018 Euro Cup runner-up).

As a former student-athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Camille graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in interpersonal communications. A four-time All-ACC selection, she finished her college career with over 1,700 points, 800 rebounds, 250 assists, and 250 steals. As a senior, Camille averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game along with 99 steals to help the Tar Heels reach the Final Four. Camille is ranked among the top 20 all-time scorers at UNC and was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press following her junior year. She averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds as a junior. As a sophomore, Camille averaged 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in the ACC tournament, including a 23-point game against Duke in the finals. In 2004, she was named ACC Rookie of the Year and was the only freshman selected as a finalist for Kodak All-American honor. Camille became the first Tar Heel to be named first-team All-ACC as a freshman.

In high school, Camille was named Associated Press NC Player of the Year and NC Miss Basketball (Class 3A; 2003). Camille was also awarded State Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer and NC Gatorade Player of the Year (2002 and 2003). In 2001, Camille shared AP Player of the Year honors at Carver High School and helped her team finish with a 30-0 record and State Championship. Camille is a three-time All-State Selection and averaged 20.2 points and 11.1 rebounds per game during her senior year. She holds the record of 2,168 career points during her high school career, was a McDonald’s High School All-American, and played in the 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival. Camille was also named Piedmont Triad All-Conference, four years in a row, and Piedmont Triad Conference Player of the Year, three years in a row.

Camille Smith & her husband Jeremis Smith are happily married & live in the Historical Stop 6 Community.

Coach Patrick Gonzalez of the womens volleyball team


About the Coach

Coach Patrick Gonzalez is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. He has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with emphasis in Criminal Justice from Texas Wesleyan University. He also has a M.Ed. in Sports Administration from Concordia University in Austin, Texas. He has coached volleyball for over thirteen years. He has coached on the high school, club, and collegiate level.

He currently coaches for 360 Volleyball Club in Arlington, Texas. Coach Gonzalez brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Paul Quinn College volleyball program. He served as the women’s assistant volleyball coach at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee for five seasons. While at Fisk University, Coach Gonzalez served as an Admissions Counselor and Director of International Student Services in the Office of Student Engagement. He has also worked at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and served as the Associate Director of Minority Outreach in the Office of Admissions. He most recently was selected into the Big XII Reach & Teach Volleyball Diversity Program.