Financial Assistance


The FAFSA helps determine eligibility for the following:

  • Federal Grants
  • Southern Grants
  • Federal Work-Study Program
  • Federal Loans 

Don’t delay. The sooner you complete the FAFSA, the more financial assistance there may be available. Take your first step toward getting financial help by filling out the FAFSA online now

Priority Deadline for returning students:
November 30—Fall semester
January 31—Winter semester
Have FAFSA questions? Check out these FAFSA answers , call the FAFSA Hotline (1-800-434-3243) or call us at 1.800.SOUTHERN.

FAFSA Priority Deadline

Beginning on October 1, 2019, you will be able to fill out the FAFSA for the 2020-2021 school year. Don’t procrastinate! Fill out your FAFSA before our priority deadline. The sooner you complete the FAFSA, the more money may be available for assistance. We can only guarantee a full financial aid package through the priority deadline so please submit the FAFSA right away. 

Priority Deadline for returning students:

School year


Priority Deadline


Fall 2020

November 30, 2019


Winter 2021

January 31, 2020


 *New Students priority deadline is the first day of class.

Take your first step toward getting financial help by filling out the FAFSA online now.


Before you fill out your FAFSA, you will need to Create a FSA ID. Please go to Federal Student Aid.

If you forgot your username and password you can reset it by clicking on the "Forgot my password" or " Forgot my username" under Edit My FSA ID.

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Financial Planning

The Financial Planning portal is a self-service program that allows you to have a more hands-on approach to gathering information about your Financial Aid! Financial Planning is designed to create the ultimate customer service experience while helping you navigate through the various aspects of financial aid. We have included videos to help explain the different areas so please enjoy!

Financial Aid


Award Letter


Missing Documents

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Federal Shopping Sheet

 MyStudentAid mobile app