The following questions may help you as you make financial arrangements to attend Southern. You may also download the Financial Help Booklet, which contains additional information.
WHAT IS THE PRIORITY DATE FOR FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONS?
IF I DON'T FILE MY FAFSA BY NOVEMBER 30 or JANUARY 31, WILL I STILL RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID?
I PROBABLY DON'T QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL AID. SHOULD I APPLY ANYWAY?
WHAT IS SOUTHERN’S FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE (OR TITLE IV CODE)? I NEED THIS CODE FOR MY FAFSA.
ARE PHOTOCOPIES OF THE FAFSA ACCEPTABLE?
I SENT IN MY FAFSA MORE THAN FOUR WEEKS AGO, BUT HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
If you haven't received a Student Aid Report (SAR), call the federal processor at 319.337.5665. You must provide your Social Security number and date of birth as verification. To find out whether your FAFSA has been processed or to request a duplicate copy of your SAR, you may write to:
Federal Student Aid Programs
PO Box 4038
Washington, DC 52243-4038
MY PARENTS ARE SEPARATED OR DIVORCED. WHICH PARENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR FILLING OUT THE FAFSA?
MY PARENTS ARE DIVORCED, AND THE PARENT I'M LIVING WITH HAS REMARRIED. MUST MY STEP PARENT REPORT HIS OR HER INCOME AND ASSETS ON THE FAFSA?
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A PELL GRANT AND OTHER TYPES OF NEED-BASED AID?
I RECEIVED AN OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP. SHOULD I REPORT IT TO THE STUDENT FINANCE OFFICE?
WHAT IF I AM A TENNESSEE RESIDENT BUT I MISS THE MAY 1 DEADLINE FOR THE TENNESSEE STATE GRANT?
WHAT INFORMATION IS THERE ABOUT THE TENNESSEE LOTTERY SCHOLARSHIP?
HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT PRIVATE-SECTOR SCHOLARSHIPS?
Your local library has helpful publications such as:
Scholarships: A Complete Guide to Scholarship Aid From All Sources
Don't Miss Out: The Ambitious Student's Guide to Scholarships and Loans
The Scholarship Book
You may try searching online for terms such as "scholarships," "financial aid," and "education aid."
Check out Fastweb for a comprehensive search on scholarships.
Look up the U. S. Department of Education's Student Guide to Financial Aid, or the Financial Aid Information Page.
ARE MY PARENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR MY EDUCATIONAL LOANS?
CAN MY PARENTS GET A LOAN?
IF I TAKE A LEAVE OF ABSENCE, WILL I NEED TO START REPAYING MY LOANS?
IF MY LEAVE OF ABSENCE IS AS A STUDENT MISSIONARY OR TASKFORCE WORKER, MUST I START REPAYING MY LOANS?
IF I HAVE APPLIED FOR ADMISSION TO SOUTHERN, HAVE I APPLIED FOR FINANCIAL AID?
DO I NEED TO BE ADMITTED BEFORE I CAN APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID?
DO I NEED TO REAPPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID EVERY YEAR?
WHERE CAN I GET INFORMATION ABOUT FEDERAL STUDENT FINANCIAL AID?
Call 1.800.4.FED.AID (1.800.433.3243) or 1.800.730.8913 (if hearing impaired) and ask for a free copy of The Student Guide to Financial Aid from the U. S. Department of Education. You can also visit: The Department of Education's Financial Aid website or write to:
Federal Student Aid Information Center
PO Box 84
Washington, DC 20044
ARE FEDERAL WORK-STUDY EARNINGS TAXABLE?
WHERE DOES FINANCIAL AID COME FROM?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEED-BASED AND MERIT-BASED AWARDS?
ARE JOBS AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS?
HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED FOR BOOKS?
WHAT IS "COST OF ATTENDANCE"?
HOW IS "FINANCIAL NEED" DETERMINED?
WHERE CAN I FIND AN EXPLANATION TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF MY MONTHLY FINANCIAL STATEMENT?